The last time I made peanut butter I took a bunch of pictures to share with you! It took me awhile, but here's how you make fresh peanut butter.
Put about 1.5 cups of roasted, unsalted peanuts into a food processor. I buy them from the bulk section of my grocery store.
Start to blend.
It will start getting chunky - keep blending.
Scrape the sides as needed.
It forms into this big clump of peanuts - that's good! You're almost there.
Keep blending - you can see it's getting smooth.
Smooth!! You can stop it to add a pinch of salt here if you like, and blend a bit more.
Make sure to keep blending until it gets nice and drippy like this.
Then put in a jar and in your refrigerator.
See? It's so easy. With peanuts, this whole process only take about 5-8 minutes. With almonds, it takes more like 12-15 minutes to get smooth, but it's the same process. You just need a bit more patience with almonds.
This is way cheaper than buying natural peanut butter and a lot less wasteful! Plus, fresh anything is better than the alternative! I haven't bought a jar of nut butter since I started making my own. I make a batch every Sunday because we usually go through a whole batch each week! I'm a nut-butter-aholic, what can I say ;)
See you later tonight for a recap of my day - Hope you make some nut butter!