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Food Processor Short Cuts Part 1 – Nut Butters

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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
Replies (21-29):
mainecasey1
by New Member on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I never thought of it, but will have to try it now.

GwenMB
by Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:21 AM

This would be fun to try! I should get a food processor.

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

 I love mine, I can't believe how often I use it!  =-)


Quoting GwenMB:

This would be fun to try! I should get a food processor.


 

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

 Is butter making easy?  I have never done that.


Quoting arpazia:

Never made peanut butter, just butter


 

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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 I am not certain, but I would think you could.  Before I got my processor, I did use my blender for things that  called for a food processor.


Quoting dusky_rose:

I haven't made peanut butter before. Can one do it in their blender?


 

arpazia
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Time consuming and hard on the arm but pretty basic


Quoting TerriC:

 Is butter making easy?  I have never done that.




Quoting arpazia:

Never made peanut butter, just butter



 


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TerriC
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:16 PM

 I could use an arm workout!  LOL!  =-)


Quoting arpazia:

Time consuming and hard on the arm but pretty basic


Quoting TerriC:

 Is butter making easy?  I have never done that.


 


Quoting arpazia:

Never made peanut butter, just butter

 


 



 

arpazia
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Haha, it'll give you one, that's for sure.



Quoting TerriC:

 I could use an arm workout!  LOL!  =-)




Quoting arpazia:

Time consuming and hard on the arm but pretty basic



Quoting TerriC:


 Is butter making easy?  I have never done that.



 



Quoting arpazia:

Never made peanut butter, just butter


 



 





 


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Kmakksmom
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

My family would love this!

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