A trend that I have seen lately is people are tending to eat less processed foods and therefore, they are eliminating the foods that include ingredients they cannot pronounce from their diet. To do this people are eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and meats as well as making more foods from scratch. Unfortunately making things from scratch can be time consuming, but there are definitely some things you can make from scratch that will have you wondering why you ever bought them pre-made in the first place because they are so simple to make.
Many of the simple items to make can be made with the help of a food processor. Personally I feel that no home should lack this kitchen staple because there are so many things you can use it for. If you do not already have one, I have the DLC2009CHB – Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor and I love it.
One of the simple items to make with a food processor is homemade peanut butter. It is so easy I hate to even call this a recipe, but here it is:
Homemade Peanut Butter
4 cups of roasted unsalted peanuts
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (optional for sweeter peanut butter)
Salt to taste (I only add a dash)
Place all ingredients in the food processor and turn on. Let it process until the peanut butter consistency is to your liking. I like the consistency of my peanut butter to be smooth and creamy so I usually let my food processor run for several minutes.
As mentioned, I have the DLC2009CHB – Cuisinart 9-cup food processor and I would recommend it to anyone. I not only make peanut butter with it, but I also use it to make salsas, hummus, soups and even bring it out to chop onions because I always tear up when I do it by hand.
Let me know in the comments if you use this recipe to make your own peanut butter!