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Peanut Butter

Homemade peanut butter.  An allergen to some, but an addiction to many. Once you try this, you'll never want to buy factory-made PB again.

Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of peanut oil
  • Honey or agave nectar to sweeten

Instructions

If using the Omega Juicer:

  1. Run all the peanuts through the juicer 3-4 times.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut pulp with the peanut oil.  Stir thoroughly.
  3. Sweeten the final product to your liking with the honey or agave nectar.

If using a Food Processor or Blender:

  1. Process the peanuts in small amounts until it's a fine pulp. Place finished pulp in a mixing bowl as you go.
  2. In the mixing bowl, combine the pump with the peanut oil.  Stir thoroughly.
  3. Sweeten the final product to your liking with the honey or agave nectar.

Quick Notes

This recipe was originally written as an added recipe for the Omega 8006 Juicer review.  However, you can do this recipe in a food processor or even a blender that chops nuts very well.

Be sure to taste as you sweeten.

Storage of the finished peanut butter is up to your personal preference.  I usually put it in the refrigerator, some don't.  If your peanut butter hardens in the refrigerator, you can either pull it out and let it thaw for 10-15 minutes, or microwave it on low power for 2-3 minutes.  It'll soften again and be easily spreadable.

Variations

This recipe could honestly be done with other nuts as well.  Make almond butter with this recipe, or try mixing up nuts for interesting flavors.

If you're not into using peanut oil, then that's fine.  I use peanut oil simply to maintain the flavor.  Vegetable or canola oil could be used.  One health-conscious blog even suggested coconut oil. The oil though is necessary to moisten the dry pulp and make it spreadable.

If you would like chunky peanut butter, then set aside 1/4 of the peanuts and chop them a little with a few pulses of a food processor or blender.  Mix it in with the pulp when you combine with the oil.

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