Friday, June 4, 2010

Home made peanut butter

One of my favorite things to eat is peanut butter. I love it on a pb&j, on bananas, with chocolate, or even just a spoonful by itself. So with my newly passed down champion juicer I decided to make my own. As you can see I used roasted and salted peanuts (I would not recommend using these because it ended up pretty salty, but next time I am going to try roasting them myself and then maybe adding some salt at the end if need be. I also plan on making some almond butter soon too yum!) Using the juicer to make peanut butter is pretty simple. When I first turned on the juicer and poured in the peanuts they all started shooting back out at me (You can see the mess in the pictures but what you can't see is the mess in my hair) so I would recommend pouring in some of the peanuts before turning it on and inserting the press to keep them under control. After it started coming out it was no problem pouring more in to the juicer. Don't forget to catch the butter coming out the other end in whatever kind of container you like. I choose this cool glass jar which actually originally came with a great red pepper bruschetta from Trader Joe's in it. Here is the finished product just a little bit crunchy and delicious. If you like you can add some agave to the peanut butter to give it a little bit of sweetness. Now I just need to think of a great recipe to use my freshly ground peanut butter in! Enjoy!

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