Peanut Butter

Since peanut butter comes in plastic jars a lot of the time, I make my own. This is really really easy to do. I bought the peanuts in the bulk section at the g. They didn’t have peanuts in the bulk aisle, so I had to get them at the trail mix bar. Peanuts are the only ingredient. I used about two cups.

Add two cups of peanuts to a food processor.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

I put mine in an old peanut butter jar.

Enjoy! Its good on these crackers.

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6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter

  1. I’m really impressed by your ambition to reduce your use of plastic as much as possible, especially because of you age.

    I’m a peanut butter addict, but i prefer the creamy peanut butter. Does the food processor really get it creamy enough to compare to the store bought? If so I will try this if nothing else to save myself money 🙂
    But I’m also eco-conscious. I hold a certification with the LEED rating system for green homes. In my courses to get my certification, we had several discussions on the use of fossil fuels and the like. Most people are still naive enough to not realize that their trash adds up with everyone else’s to very large amounts. This is the attitude the world will have to adopt. It’s really good to see more people out there who are conscious of how their use affects the environment. I may not be as ambitious as you in cutting my use nearly entirely, but I will do my best to draw some inspiration from your blog and cut my use in the kitchen down hopefully. 🙂

    • I like creamy peanut butter better too. If you add a spoonful of coconut oil to the peanuts in the food processor, it makes it creamier. Blending the peanuts for a longer time also helps make it creamier. You can get coconut oil in a glass jar. Hope this works for you! 🙂

  2. I can’t help but notice that you’re using a food processor with two types of plastic (body and blade elements) in them. I found this blog trying to find an alternative to using the same processor for household tasks like the one you illustrate, but have had no luck so far. The tutorial is simple to follow and yields a tasty product, but I wish we had a healthy, convenient alternative for appliances like this.

    • I agree. It would be great if there was a food processor made of metal or glass. I’m using this one until it breaks (which will probably be soon) and then I’m going to try and find a better alternative. I’ll write a post about it when I do.

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