Well...I must say that homemade peanut butter is the...
So if you'd like to see the easy recipe to see for yourself, then here it is:
12-16 oz of shelled roasted peanuts ( I chose to get unsalted/roasted in shell, and shelled them myself)
I wanted an anti-oxidant boost in mine, so I added 3 Tablespoons of toasted organic flax seeds. It also adds a little texture to the finished product.
After you've shelled the peanuts, you will need to process them in a food processor. This may take a while. I processed mine for about 5 minutes. It may take up to 10. If you feel that your processed peanuts look way too dry or they are not smoothing out any, you may need to add up to a Tablespoon of either Canola, Safflower, or Peanut Oil. This will unbind things a bit. I will say to add sparingly, as it will make the Peanut Butter runny if you add too much.
I do not add salt or sweetener to mine, however I have seen several recipes where people have added honey, sugar, splenda, or even agave nectar. This is your choice completely.
I think after we've eaten all the peanut butter, I will be making some almond butter next...YUM YUM!
Oh another variation is to add cacao nibs, carob, or chocolate to it making it similar to Nutella. I will also be trying that very soon also.
Anywho. It's gonna be a great weekend! Spring is right around the corner! This also means that baseball is in the air! Woo Hoo!