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Here is the recipe for how to make peanut butter at home, without any of those ingredients we can't pronounce! You can also use this recipe to make almond butter, walnut butter or even macadamia nut butter.


Place 1 1/2 c. peanuts or any variety nuts (you can leave the nut skins on for increased fiber content) in a food processor or blender and "pulse" blend for 10 seconds at a time for about 1 minute. Add 1 T. boiling water (or 1 T. canola oil). Blend on high an additional 3 minutes (stopping every minute to push mixture back down) or til you reach a desired consistency. You can coarsely grind some additional peanuts to blend in at the end for a "crunchy peanut butter". Try making almond butter or walnut butter or try macadamia nuts even... or mix them up.
(makes 1 cup)

Make your own peanut butter recipe from our December, 2000 Menu Minder publication.