Posts Tagged "peanut butter"

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 10 comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

These organic, gluten-free & dairy-free truffles are unbelievably rich and delicious. What’s more, they contain no refined sugar and mix up in just under ten minutes!

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Peanut Butter From Scratch

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 20 comments

Peanut Butter From Scratch

My suspicions have been confirmed–homemade, organic peanut butter is just as easy to make as homemade organic roasted almond butter! I was so excited when my homemade almond butter turned out well that I started wondering what other nuts I might be able to turn into nut butter. With organic peanut butter prices on the rise, I thought “Why not start out simple, with peanuts?” Many recipes that can be found on the internet call for frying the peanuts in oil first, or adding additional oil. I wanted to start out with the simplest recipe and move from there. After all, I am a believer that good peanut butter need only call for one ingredient: peanuts. My first attempt was a huge success! I followed my almond butter recipe very closely and came out with delicious homemade organic peanut butter. You’ll Need: Food Processor (I used my Cuisinart 11-Cup Food Processor) Oven or toaster oven to roast the peanuts Spatula Glass jar with a lid Ingredients: 3 cups raw organic peanuts (You can also use roasted and skip Step #1) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional) 1 Tablespoon honey (also optional and can be replaced with maple or agave syrup) Directions: 1. For a roasted flavor, start by baking the peanuts in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes. If you prefer raw peanut butter, you can skip this step. 2. Place the peanuts in your food processor, close the lid, and turn it on. 3. The peanuts will transform quickly, passing through several stages (rough, sandy, mushy, smooth) over the course of 8 to 10 minutes. I like to turn off the food processor about half way through to scrape down the sides. Eventually, you will wind up with a smooth & creamy peanut butter. 4. Add the salt and honey if you are using it and process for 10-20 seconds more. There are lots of creative ingredients that can spice up this simple recipe. Try experimenting with cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, or whatever else you’d like to try. 5. Spoon the peanut butter into a recycled glass jar. This recipe will just about fill a 16oz glass jar. I reused a jar from previously store-bought organic peanut butter. 6. Enjoy! *Tip: If you like a crunchy peanut butter, remove a handful of the nuts after the first stage of processing, when they are in small chunks, and stir them back in at the very...

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Organic Roasted Almond Butter

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 10 comments

Organic Roasted Almond Butter

I never realized that raw organic almond butter was so simple to make from scratch. All you need is a food processor and about ten minutes. Try this fun recipe!

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Organic Ice Cube Tray Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Blog, Recipes | 14 comments

Organic Ice Cube Tray Peanut Butter Cups

Learn to make your own homemade, organic ice cube tray peanut butter cups. Making your own candy is fun and rewarding! Plus, you get to control the quality and healthfulness of the ingredients that you use.

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