I'm trying to not get all 'tree-hugger' on you, but I made my own peanut butter the other day. I had two very fine, almost full jars of store bought peanut butter in my cupboard, but I made this anyway. I have always been intrigued to see if grinding up nuts really did turn into peanut butter.
Let me be the first to tell you. It works.
I wonder if peanut butter factories do it that way too? Throw a whole bunch of peanuts in a blender the size of Texas and call it a day? Does anyone have any insight on the peanut butter business?
Am I boring you?
I am very much still a kid at heart. My co-workers often make fun of me because one of my all-time-favorite-go-to lunch is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's easy to pack in the mornings that I work and frankly it tastes good.
With that being said, I often eat it for breakfast as well, but on toast, like here. So grab your inner-preschool-heart and spread some homemade peanut butter and jam on toast.
It might take you all the way back to when you were five.
Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
1 c. honey roasted peanuts
1 T. honey
1/4 t. salt
Combine all in a food processor or blender. It will take a bit. First it will chop, then start to resemble coarse crumbs, then get gummy (is that a word?), then finally roll itself into a ball and become smooth.
Yields 1/4 c. of peanut butter.
I'm wondering if I added some Nutella if this would just become over the top. What do you think? Because you know, God created chocolate and peanut butter to go together.
Didn't you learn that in Sunday School like me?