How To Make Peanut Butter and Almond Milk

Have you ever looked at the ingredient label on a jar of peanut butter? Most of them contain a long list of preservatives and bonding agents like mono and dyglicerides (an animal or vegetable derived emulsifier) and other stuff I can’t pronounce.  It’s surprisingly easy to make your own.  On this Good Morning Texas segment I show you the simplest recipe for DIY peanut butter. I threw in another favorite, almond milk because I had the time.

Peanut Butter Recipe

2 cups shelled roasted, salted

1 tablespoon oil (peanut oil, canola or vegetable)

honey to taste

sea salt to taste

In a food processor, place the peanuts and pour the oil evenly on top.  Blend until you achieve the desired consistency (2-3 minutes for ultra smooth, which is how I like it!).  Taste and add honey for more sweetness or salt for more saltiness.

Almond Milk Recipe

1 cup almonds

3 cups purified water

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of cinnamon

Soak the almonds overnight in enough water to cover.  Drain and place in a blender, along with the  purified water and the other ingredients.  Blend for 2 minutes.  Strain using a nut milk strainer or cheese cloth (if you don’t have either a regular strainer will work, although there will be some almond pulp).  Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.

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my peanut butter, extra smooth

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action shot, never glamorous tasting on live tv!

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making almond milk, see how plump the almonds get after soaking them overnight?

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puree almonds with the water, look it turns milky white!

 

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