Homemade Peanut Butter
Prep time: about 10 minutes
What you need:
- 1½ c. unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1 tbsp. peanut oil
- food processor (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
- mixing spoon
- storage container
- measuring cups and spoons
What to do:
For smooth peanut butter:
- Mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.
- Process the mixture until it's very smooth.
- Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks.
For chunky peanut butter:
- Take about ¼ cup out of your 1½ cups of peanuts and set them aside.
- Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.
- Process the mixture until it's very smooth, then stir in the peanuts that you had set aside.
- Process a few seconds more to create the chunks in your chunky peanut butter.
- Store your chunky peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks.
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
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
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