I LOVE peanut butter. Truth be told, my favorite (was) Jif. I know, not good. I decided I was going to make homemade peanut butter. I purchased 6 pounds of peanuts (I took pics of us and the kids shelling them, but for whatever reason, can’t find them. I will have to post later). The long and short of it is I have a VERY small food processor that I use to make homemade baby food, so that is what I used to break down the nuts…little by little, then a little more. After breaking down all the nuts, I transferred them to my mixer and added peanut oil and honey. The peanut butter I made is very chunky due to my food processor, but the taste is to die for. I didn’t measure the honey or the oil, I just kept adding until I got the consistency and the taste that I was looking for.
My oldest son had a couple of friends over and I asked if they wanted to taste it and they all did and said that my peanut butter was “legit” and maybe I could get their mom to make some… I don’t know about that, but I guess they really liked it. My younger kids (and hubby) say they love it. So for now, this is what we are eating and it is WAY better for you than Jif…. Bye-bye store bought peanut butter. Any other recipes or ideas out there that you would use?