Did I mention you need A LOT of peanuts to make a decent amount of butter? Out of about 1/2 pound of in-shell peanuts, I created approximately 1/2 cup butter. This picture is half of the entirety.
So, if you're feeling like you want homemade peanut butter, here's how:
Get your peanuts, put them in a good food processor and grind until it becomes butter. I used my Magic Bullet and it worked fine! After it became "butter", I added a splash of vanilla extract and a quick turn of my salt grinder, then pulsed. That's it! All done.
Now... all that work (for me, because I shelled what seemed like a never ending supply of peanuts) so I could make granola.
What You Need:
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (homemade or otherwise)
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Put PB and honey in microwave bowl; nuke it for about 10 seconds on high; stir together
- Add vanilla and cinnamon to PB/honey; mix well
- Throw in the oats and stir until evenly coated
- Spread mixture on greased baking sheet; put in oven for 7-8 minutes
- Allow to cool until "crunchy"
- Store in airtight container and enjoy!
As for me, I don't like to measure usually. I doubled the recipe to include 2 cups rolled oats. I did 2 double batches and used all my newly created peanut butter. I also eyeballed on the honey to equal the amount of PB in the bowl. Then I sprinkled in the cinnamon and vanilla.
If I do say so myself, it turned out delicious! I can't wait for breakfast: Greek yogurt and granola. Yum!