Friday, February 6, 2009

Homemade Peanutbutter Made Easy

With all the recalls on peanutbutter and peanut butter related products, I've decided to make my own. I've been planning this for a while, but have just now been motivated. I got the orginial recipe off Alton Brown's Good Eats, which is one of my favorite shows. I change the recipe slightly to make it easier and faster. The orginial calls for roasting and then shelling your own peanuts. I couldn't seem to find unroasted peanuts anywhere nor do I have the time or patience for peeling them. So, I just bought a jar of shelled roasted UNSALTED peanuts and it did the job. This peanutbutter is so pure tasting and it was super cheap to make. I started using it in recipes and my desserts turn out AMAZING. No more store bought peanutbutter for us. Even my husband is in love with it. Just make sure to keep it in the fridge since it doesn't contain perservatives (another bonus!).

Homemade Peanutbutter Made Easy
Alton Brown of Good Eats
  • 15 oz Jar of Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil

1. Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute.

2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

3. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.