I love peanut butter.
I love peanut butter alone. I love peanut butter in a sandwich. I love peanut butter on fruit. I love peanut butter in a lot of what I like to bake. I even make peanut butter treats for my dogs.
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Homemade Sugar Free Peanut Butter
Have you ever made peanut butter?
Making peanut butter is a lot easier than you may think.
What got me to make my own peanut butter was learning about all the sugar that can be added to a lot of the store bought peanut butter.
If you ask me, peanut butter tastes great the way it is.
You really don't need to add a bunch of sugar to enhance the taste of what is primarily peanuts. Sugar laden peanut butter is not something that most kids need. Especially if your peanut butter is put into a sandwich that contains jelly that may also have a lot of sugar in it.
Yes, we can enjoy peanut butter without a whole lot of sugar added to it.
If you really do need to sweeten up your peanut butter, you can add a natural sweetener such as honey to it. Or, a sugar alternative can be added to the peanuts to give it a sweeter taste.
We all know that peanuts are loaded with nutrients.
Peanuts are loaded with protein- which vegetarians especially can get happy about.
They also have some Vitamin B-6, potassium and some fiber in them. Peanuts are a favorite snack for many of us.
So how do you make your own peanut butter?
It is super easy to make peanut butter.
I often get a bit shocked when I see how much some charge for 'homemade' or 'natural' peanut butter when I see how easy it is to make it myself.
Roasted peanuts work the best although, there are some who swear by the Spanish variety as they seem to have a bit more fat from oil to them.
- Peanuts- can be roasted. 2 cups
- Honey or sugar alternative of your choice 2 tablespoons.
- Oil, such as peanut oil- 2 tablespoons divided
How to make it:
- Using a blender I use a Vitamix) or food processor, place your peanuts and sweetener into the food processor or blender.
- Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Process/blend for 1 minute.
- Scrape down the sides and add your remaining oil. Blend/process for another minute or until you reach your desired consistency.
As this peanut butter has no preservatives, it is recommended that you store it in your refrigerator for up to two months. You can easily soften it at room temperature or in the microwave if you need to.