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Homemade Peanut Butter

Prep time: about 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 11/2 c. unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil

Utensils:

  • food processor (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • storage container
  • measuring cups and spoons

Directions:

For smooth peanut butter:

  1. Mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.
  2. Process the mixture until it's very smooth.
  3. Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks.

For chunky peanut butter:

  1. Take about 1/4 cup out of your 11/2 cups of peanuts and set them aside.
  2. Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.
  3. Process the mixture until it's very smooth, then stir in the peanuts that you had set aside.
  4. Process a few seconds more to create the chunks in your chunky peanut butter.
  5. Store your chunky peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks.

Serves: 12

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
116 calories
4.3 g protein
10.25 g fat
4 g carbohydrate
1.5 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
1 mg sodium
10 mg calcium
0.4 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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