Peanut butter is a pantry staple. If you have kids or dogs, chances are you have a few jars stashed in the cupboard. What many people don’t know is that the average jar of peanut butter contains loads of dangerous hydrogenated fats, sodium and sugar. The following recipe was developed using our fresh, high antioxidant extra virgin olive. This recipe is yummy, simple and nutritious!
-2 Cups roasted, unsalted peanuts
–1/4 cup Fresh Harvest MILD intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The peanuts you use will make a huge difference in the recipe. Look for FRESH, high quality, roasted and unsalted peanuts. Our favorite is Virginia peanuts which can be purchased online, or in Eureka we have a fabulous nut store.
Place the peanuts in the jar of your blender or food processor. Pour the olive oil over the peanuts and wait 30 seconds until the oil flows to the bottom of the jar.
Turn the blender/food processor on high. Process until the desired level of creaminess or up to two minutes for super creamy peanut butter.
It may be necessary to turn of the blender a few times and scrape down the sides of the blender jar. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
Makes 1 1/2 cups natural peanut butter!