Who here is a peanut butter lover? Ummmmmm…me!!! To the max.
I love it on pancakes, in smoothies, on baby carrots, and on it’s own! I can’t get enough! Last night I was at Whole Foods and decided to buy some freshly ground peanut butter. When I got home I realized…wait a second…why don’t I just make this myself instead of buying it for $5.99/lb! I never buy the ones with added sugar or salt, so really, there’s no secret to making peanut butter.
So today, I headed over to Trader Joe’s and bought a 1 lb bag of roasted UNSALTED peanuts for $3.29!
Let the adventure begin!
Peanuts, waiting to be crushed.
Got out my magic bullet (you can use a blender) and filled it with the lil guys.
Are you ready?
ZZZZZZZzzzZZzZZZZzZZzZz!!!!!! (I wish someone could invent silent blenders.)
Oh my goodness. It worked.
And now I shall eat you.
So yup that’s it! Just keep grinding and grinding until it becomes smooth and creamy! Now my head is buzzing with all sorts of peanut butter combos you can try:
- Peanut butter with dried cranberries
- Raisin Cinnamon Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter with Granola Chunks
- Peanut Butter Banana Swirls
- Peanut Butter with Coconut Crisps
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter
Oh and why stop with the peanuts!!!
- Almond Butter
- Sunflower seed Butter
- Cashew Butter
- Pistachio Butter
- Walnut Butter
- Macadamia Butter
OMG! So many possibilities. What if you mixed the nuts and got a crazy nut butter bonanza!!??
Oh man guys. Go ahead and try this at home and start saving $ on yummy, deliciously healthy, peanut butter! I saw some websites that suggested you add peanut oil etc. to make it more smooth. I opted out on this because I actually like mine thick and chunky. Feel free to throw in whatever you like and be creative! This was so much fun!
I don’t look forward to washing the bullet though…
Please leave a comment and tell me what your wildest nut butter combo would be!! Should I try to make Spicy Peanut Butter and add Sriracha?