This weekend I made peanut butter. We used to grind our own at the local grocery store, but then we moved and haven't been able to find a place since. I researched a few recipes to try and find the best way to do it. Most called for peanut oil and honey in addition to the peanuts. We wanted just straight peanuts so I thought I'd just go for it. So we just simply mixed it in a Vitamix blender, stirring every so often. It came out to the perfect consistency. I love to eat it with sliced apples, it makes the perfect snack. The best part is you know exactly what is in it and it is so much cheaper than the "natural" peanut butter because we bought our peanuts in the bulk food section.
15 ounces shelled and unsalted peanuts
1 1/2 teaspoons honey (just to sweeten)
Place the peanuts into the bowl of a food processor or into a high-power blender. (if you are going to use honey add it at this phase.) Process for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Now I'm going to try to make almond butter.