Friday, August 23, 2013

Crunchy Roasted Peanut Butter

This is so appropriate for the Hippy in The Kitchen Blog.
In the 60's, we made our own peanut butter.
I happen to prefer crunchy, but you can alway add additional oil and honey to create a creamy consistency. Begin by processing the peanuts before adding additional ingredients to get a creamier butter.

This is so simple and fast that I find it worth the effort. Good peanut butter can be a bit expensive.

1 C dry roasted, salted , extra large peanuts.
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS honey
1/8 tsp salt

You'll need a small food processor for this recipe
The recipe can be made larger so use the appropriate sized processor.

Add peanuts and salt to the processor.
Drizzle the honey over the peanuts.
Begin pulsing for about a minute, scraping the sides as needed. At the end you should have started to see a crunchy consistency.
Slowly drizzle in the oil.
Continue pulsing for about a minute or two. Continue processing until you reach the consistency you like.
Scraping when needed.

The process is simple and you can create your own consistency. Creamier, add  more oil or honey, or a combination of both.
This is not an exact recipe, the options are yours.
Additional honey will result in a sweeter butter.
No salt, less salt depending on the amount of salt in the peanuts you choose.

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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