It’s my jam!
Wha? You say! One of my mottos, roast your nuts! But seriously, peanuts weren’t born with much flavor, but roasting them, now we’re talking. Brings out so much of it’s natural goodness, just add a little salt and honey (or maple syrup), and you’ll make any two slices of bread happy, happy.
Nut butter can be expensive, and this recipe saves a few dollars, gives you and the kids a fun project and they can learn about how food is made. It is such an easy recipe to make, and you can rest assured of every ingredient you add. If you really want to keep those kiddos busy, buy the peanuts in the shell (or maybe just buy a few, so they can see how they look in their natural form)! Feel free to substitute almonds or cashews for the peanuts, heck, mix it up a little!
Oh, did I mention, only 3 ingredients? Get whizzing!
Why would I make my own peanut butter?
- you know exactly how much salt and sweetener is in your final peanut butter goodness
- use it in your favorite Asian Peanut Sauce (that reminds me…)
- throwback to ants on a log? (celery,
- go all Elvis and add bananas and bacon!
There are so many things you can do with peanut butter besides making the best pb&j of your life. Loaded with protein, not too sweet. Great for snacks and filling up hungry bellies.
- 1 pound roasted, unsalted peanuts (about 3–1/2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the peanuts (yep, we are double roasting the peanuts) on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 15-20 minutes, keep an eye on them, you don’t want the peanuts to burn. You should be able to smell them getting nutty and toasty, that’s how you know they are ready.
Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 minutes.
Coax the peanuts into the food processor bowl (fitted with the s-blade) and add the kosher salt . Whiz for about a minute, then add the honey. Continue to whiz in the processor to your desired consistency (keep the faith, it may look like it’s not going to turn into a lovely puree, but it will give it a lil time).
– Try not to add additional oil, the whizzing round should bring out the natural oils in the nuts, but if you are tempted, just use a teaspoon or so.
– If you like chunky peanut butter, reserve a few of the roasted peanuts and chop to desired size then add to the smooth finished peanut butter.
Store in an airtight 2-cup glass jar in the refrigerator.
To make this a vegan nut butter, use maple syrup instead of the honey.
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Make the best pb&j of your life with your favorite jam and some Velvet Bees Honey Butter, fall off your chair delish! Throw some in your morning smoothie. Make ice cream. Shmear it on your pancakes, don’t forgot the Honey Butter too!