Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How to: Make Peanut Butter

Growing up I had the same lunch every day, a peanut butter sandwich, a yogurt a carton of milk. There was never any jelly on my sandwich, just smooth and creamy Skippy peanut butter.

Now that I'm older I still love peanut butter sandwiches (my breakfast usually consists of toast with peanut butter) I use natural peanut butter instead.

After my success with almond butter I decided to try my hand at homemade peanut butter. The results were amazing. I used unsalted boiled peanuts in this recipe but I'm sure you could try roasted as well. Avoid using salted peanuts though, its easier to add salt at the end.

Once again the only special equipment you need is a food processor.

- 3 cups unsalted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt

1.) Add the peanuts to a food processor and turn on until a creamy butter develops
2.) Add salt to taste and enjoy!

The peanut butter came together much quicker than the almond butter, which makes sense as peanuts are a much softer nut.

My run yesterday went pretty well, my pace is even starting to increase! Today I have planned my first tempo run.

Any advice on tempo runs?


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  2. Hey!
    This looks great, something I am keen to try.
    Do you know the calories per tablespoon? I would assume I could work it out by weighing a tablespoon and seeing how much the nuts are, but as I havent made it yet....
    I am just curious to see the difference in calories/fats compared to shop bought :)

    1. Hey Ruby-

      I would guess about 80 calories and 6.5 grams of fat per tablespoon. This is based off of each jar having about 28 tablespoons in it. Hope that helps!