We were challenged by a mom recently, who’s determined to nourish her son as much as possible with natural food, free of additives and preservatives. Since he’s an active boy, he’s got a healthy appetite and devouring peanut butter by the jar. Therefore extra important to his mom to feed him a healthy, natural peanut butter, without added sugar, and additives. She was now on a mission to get it, and we took on the challenge.
So we got started … and were done. Yes, it was that simple. Just use 2 to 2 ½ Cups of unsalted peanuts, blend them until you’ve got a nice and smooth butter, and that’s it!
We’re so used to shop bought products that we tend to forget how easy it is to make food from scratch, making sure we’re in full control of what we’re eating. This peanut butter gives you a healthy dose of magnesium, iron, vitamin B6 , and potassium, which are all essential vitamins and minerals for development. Peanuts are also a good source for satured fat and dietary fibre.
Add the peanuts to the OmniBlend jug (the 2 liter jug works best for making butters), remove the cap from the lid, and place the lid on the jug. Start blending on low, increasing to high. Use the tamper through the lid to push into the corners, moving the peanuts into the blades. Blend until smooth. Scrape the butter out of the jar using a silicon spatula.
This is a basic recipe that you can alter to your taste, adding cinnamon, a hint of sea salt, or other spice that you like.