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Old 12-12-2008, 04:15 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by TinSoldier View Post
Well...I don't usually post on forums, but there's no better thread to start in than a peanut butter one, right? ;-)

I just have a cheap food processor, but often make peanut & other nut butters in it, no oil added. Just dry roast them (with the edible peanut husk still on for extra fibre), dump them in the food processor, & blend. For the first few minutes, it's slow going & you have to keep scraping the mutilated nuts down from the sides & from under the blades, but after maybe 10 minutes of this, you start seeing natural oils released & within about another 5 minutes, it becomes like a paste/goop. I guess you could add a little salt &/or sugar, but that's what I don't like about bought peanut butters (too salty/sweet), so I just leave it. I love it as an occasional thing on multigrain, whole wheat bread/toast, & it also goes great on banana. I'll have to try the apple thing someone mentioned (so sorry, I've forgotten who).

If I want crunchy nut butter, just reserve a few nuts (take the peanut husk off for this bit), roll them up in a clean tea-towel & take to them with a meat mallet till they're in small pieces. Then, just mix through the nut butter before refrigerating the lot. Crunchy or smooth, nut butters last a fair time in the fridge.

Hope that helps some. Happy experimenting :-)

And...I really admire you all. Congrats on your determination & losses, everyone.
Okay found this in another thread... I'm going to try to get the link to it and come back and edit.

Edit: okay, got it...

I also found a later post from PhotoChick saying she tried it and it was too much trouble for her with a Whole Foods so close, but if you don't have one close by it might be more worth it. I also saw posts from zeffryn in this thread saying that she added oil to hers.
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