Two Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Recipes

Today, January 24th is NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY!!!!

pb5

pb4

YUMMMMM

pb2

Celebrate by making a batch of quick and easy homemade peanut butter!

Have you looked at the ingredients in your store bought peanut butter. Chances are if it is not natural or organic it’s loaded with: CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SUGAR, SOY PROTEIN,  SALT, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MOLASSES, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, NIACINAMIDE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, ZINC OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, FOLIC ACID, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE. (ingredients from Jiff’s Reduced Fat PB)

Why would you eat that when you can make homemade, junk free peanut butter in 5 minutes flat. All you need are peanuts and a food processor.

Today I’ve got two great recipes for you to throw together. Cinnamon Raisin and Dark Chocolate Swirl. If you are a savory person the Cinnamon Raisin is for you and if you have a sweet tooth the Dark Chocolate swirl has your name all over it! I gifted both of these recipes to friends for christmas and I asked them to send me pictures of how they ate it!

Andrea over at Andreas Adventures ate the Cinnamon Raisin on apples…

pb9

On bananas…

pb7 And on Bagels!

pb6

My BF Amanda ate her Dark Chocolate Swirl all by itself by the spoonful!

pb8

Both recipes have pretty much the same base, 4 cups of peanuts plus whatever flavors you want to add. I tried 4 cups of roasted salted peanuts and even though I love salt it was too salty. I recommend using 2 cups of dry roasted then 2 cups of whatever type of peanut that would best suit your overall goal. (i.e I used honey roasted in the Cinnamon Raisin to compliment the cinnamon and I used salted peanuts in the dark chocolate recipe so it would have a sweet and salty taste!)

Cinnamon Swirl Peanut Butter: Vegan

2 Cups Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts

2 Cups Honey Roasted Peanuts

1.5 Tablespoons Cinnamon (More or less to taste)

1/2 Cup Raisins

Directions:

1) Add all your ingredients except the raisins into a food processor or high powered blender. Process on medium speed to begin within then crank it up. It will look dry at first but within 3 minutes it should start to “melt” and turn into liquid gold!

2) After about 5 minutes, when your PB is smooth, stir in the raisins by hand.

3) Store the peanut butter in an air tight container for 2 weeks. This recipe yields 2 cups of peanut butter.

Halfway through…

pb4

pb2

Dark Chocolate Swirl Peanut Butter: Vegan

2 Cups Dry Roasted Salted Peanuts

2 Cups Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts

4 Ounces Dark Baking Chocolate

1/2 Cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1) Melt the 4 ounces of dark baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds.

2) Add all 4 cups of peanuts into your food processor or high powered blender and get to work! Process for about 3 minutes until it’s just starting to get smooth.

3) Pour in the melted dark chocolate and process for another 2 minutes until the peanut butter is smooth.

4) Let the peanut butter completely cool before you add in the extra mini dark chocolate chips. (I unfortunately didn’t wait long enough and the chocolate melted… fail!)

5) Store in an air tight container for up to two weeks. This recipe yields 2 cups of Peanut Butter.

pb

pb3

The best snack in the world is peanut butter on apples, but I hate that store bought peanut butter is loaded with sugar and odd things that lengthen the life of peanut butter.

Thankfully these two quick and easy recipes are a synch to make.

What are you doing to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day?

Download PDF

About rebacox

Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Two Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Recipes

  1. Sunnie says:

    National Peanut Butter Day?? How did I never hear of such a wonderful thing! Peanut butter is fantastic . . . when I (eventually) finish my 5 (or 6?) jars of nut butter (it may take a while . . .), I’ll make some of my OWN!

    P.S. I must admit . . . I do LOVE the natural JIF PB (with just nuts, molasses, salt . . . and sugar) . . . at least it doesn’t have TOO much added sugar!

    • rebacox says:

      My boyfried will not eat my homemade peanut butter because there is no sugar in it! I think the best advantage about making homemade peanut butter is you can flavor it however you want to. I even make a pumpkin cinnamon spice version that was wonderful.

      I do buy Jif’s natural pb to keep in my pantry its the best out of all the storebrands I think. Let me know how your project turns out!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge