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.
my peanut butter, extra smooth
action shot, never glamorous tasting on live tv!
making almond milk, see how plump the almonds get after soaking them overnight?
puree almonds with the water, look it turns milky white!