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Food Processor Short Cuts Part 1 – Nut Butters

Posted by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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For the longest time, I resisted getting a food processor. I thought, how could I possibly get another kitchen contraption and when and where would I use it? As it turns out, buying one was one of the best decisions I've made in a while! Not only was it fairly inexpensive, but it has served so many surprise purposes in my kitchen.

For instance, I just learned how to make peanut butter in my food processor. And this is a very good thing because the cost of peanut butter (a huge staple in our house) has significantly gone up. Making it from scratch at home is not only healthier but also a lot less expensive. It's a win, win for us.

Making any nut butter is pretty simple. Buy your favorite raw nuts and roast in the oven to bring out their full flavor. Toss in the food processor with a bit of sugar and salt, and then start blending away. The natural oils in the nuts will help blend everything together. So far I've made peanut and almond butter.

Moms, have you tried your luck at making homemade peanut butter? If so, how did it turn out?

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I haven't tried to make my own.  I love fresh made almond butter and I wish I had one of the Vitamix machines to make it easily.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Peanut butter...no.   

I've made sun butter (from sunflower seeds).

batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 28, 2013 at 7:52 AM
I don't even like peanut butter so I never thought about making my own.
lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM

No.  I don't have a food processor.

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I haven't tried this yet. hmmm

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Another one I never thought of doing, but I will try it!
4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

I'd like to try that. 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Peanut butter...no.   

I've made sun butter (from sunflower seeds).


candycrush
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

 Nope, I never have.  I'm sure it's healthier but it's just easy enough to buy some.

dandylynes
by Sonnie on Jun. 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Maybe I will try it, we don't eat a lot of peanut butter here

December_mom
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

 Same process?

Quoting michiganmom116:

Peanut butter...no.   

I've made sun butter (from sunflower seeds).

 

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