Simply the Best Peanut Butter
Three ingredients, four minutes, five stars.
- 2 cups Roasted, unsalted peanuts
- 1 tsp Honey
- ¼ tsp Salt
Add peanuts to the bowl of the food processor.
Process for 30 seconds, or until the peanuts are reduced to crumbs.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the honey and salt.
Process for about 90 seconds. The peanuts will move through several distinct phases: crumbly and dry, then a wet, heavy ball. Once the ball starts to break up, stop the food processor.
Scrape down the sides one more time so that everything gets incorporated.
Process for another 90 seconds. The peanut butter will move out of the "wet clumpy ball" phase into the "smooth and amazing" phase.
Transfer into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Tip: Get the air out
There will be some air trapped under the surface after you transfer the peanut butter into the container, so agitate the peanut butter to encourage the bubbles to rise to the surface. Leave the lid off for a few minutes, then close the container.
This is a "natural" peanut butter - will it get all oily?
Surprisingly, not really. The only oil present here is what was naturally in the peanuts, and we've basically creamed it. If there is any oil separation, mix before use.