Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich?

I didn’t realize today is National Peanut Butter Day. In honor of this holiday, I made my own peanut butter (using my Vitamix, of course. Do not try this with a regular blender or you’ll burn up the motor).

The following slide show demonstrates making one cup of fresh, all natural peanut butter. However, the process works better with two or even three cups at a time. This recipe makes two cups.

RECIPE

Fresh ground peanut butter

Ingredients:

2 cups roasted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Place all peanuts into the Vitamix container.
  2. Set Vitamix at Variable Speed 1 and turn on.
  3. Gradually increase speed to 10 then switch to high. Run for approximately 1 minute.
  4. Turn off machine and check contents. You may need to scrape the walls of the container with a spatula.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3. When the sound of the motor changes as if laboring, stop.
  6. Remove the Vitamix container from the base and scrape (using a spatula) out all peanut butter into a container for storage.

Peanut butter keeps in the refrigerator for a week, although it probably won’t be around that long! After you taste fresh peanut butter, you won’t enjoy the commercial jars of peanut butter that contain additives.

I enjoy spreading the peanut butter on a toasted slice of whole grain bread. I drizzle with honey. Nutritious and yummy! Try it and see.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

1 Comment

Filed under Healthful Eating, snacks

One response to “Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s