I figured with the Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall going on, now is the best time to share with you how EASY it is to make your own peanut butter! For those who have a Vitamix, it's not just easy, it's ridiculously easy. I added some ground flax seeds to add fiber and antioxidants. The beauty of this is that you can add whatever you like to it... honey, salt, oil, other nuts or seeds. You can use different nuts like almond or cashews, or even use two of them together! Check it out...
Before I share this simple recipe with you, have you noticed anything different about my blog? Yup, it has been completely re-designed. I am so thrilled with the new layout and hope you are too 🙂
Ok, now the recipe...
2 cups roasted peanuts, either salted or unsalted
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
*If you use raw peanuts instead of roasted peanuts, you must add 4 teaspoons of peanut oil (or oil of your choice)
1. Place peanuts and flax into Vitamix, other high speed blender or food processor.
2. Turn blender or food processor on the highest setting until all peanuts are completely blended.
* Vitamix users: Turn machine on then slowly bring to Variable 10, then switch to High. Make sure you use the the tamper (or spoon) to scrape the sides of the Vitamix to make sure all the peanuts are well blended to desired consistency.
** Other blender or food processor users: If you don't have a temper, make sure you stop the machine and thoroughly scrape the sides to get all the peanut mixture well blended to desired consistency.
3. Spoon peanut butter out of blender and store in air tight container in the refrigerator. Completely unprocessed. Makes about 1 ½ cups of peanut butter. ENJOY 🙂
Feel free to experiment with different seeds and nuts!
and one more picture...this was so yummy! My kids were literally fighting over it!
Serving Size 2 tablespoons (makes about 1 cup of peanut butter)
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 18.2g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g
Dietary Fiber 3.3g1
*Nutrition information provided by www.caloriecount.com, not 100% guaranteed