My New Obsession: Homemade Peanut Butter

First thing’s first y’all!!!

We have got to talk about this new obsession of mine. It might actually be unfair of me to call it that because I have only made it one time but since then, it is ALL I can think about.

Homemade peanut butter is the BOMB! And yes, I am aware that is some out of date slang I just used there. 😉

I have seen many a blog post about making homemade peanut butter and almond butter but since they always used a food processor, of which I do not own, I figured that making it was not an option for me.

What I do own is a mini processor/chopper and I basically said, “The heck with it, I am going to give this a shot and see if it works.”

What do you know, it did!!!!

I only used about 1/4 to 1/3 cup peanuts because I didn’t know want to risk breaking my little nifty gadget. Obviously, it only made a small portion but it was the perfect serving size. It came out to about 2 TBSP of pure goodness. The best part is how warm it is fresh. It spreads so easily and was honestly just a little taste of heaven. YUM!!!

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Next time I have myself a PB&J, you better believe I am using the fresh stuff!!

Wednesday Workout and Weigh In

Today was the second official weigh-in for Diet Bet.

The good news: I am losing weight consistently.

The bad news: It isn’t happening as quickly as I would like.

I am down 2.4 pounds which means that I have two weeks to finish losing another 2.8 pounds. I REFUSE to lose my $30 so I just have to buckle down and make sure I am limiting my treats. It is always the snacking that gets me!!

Workout

I met up with a non-running buddy for my exercise this morning. We covered 3 miles by alternating walking and running every .25 miles. It was a decent workout AND the weather is beautiful so that was a plus. Not to mention, I just wasn’t “feeling” an all out run today so it was nice to take it semi-easy.

After I got home, I did 15 minutes of upper body weight training and called it a day!!

After working out, I helped myself to one of my kids Kidz Z Bars.

The iced oatmeal flavor is my very favorite but this chocolate chip comes in a close 2nd. It is a good thing I can buy these in a 24 pack at Costco because we go through these in lightning speed at my house. My kids love them for breakfast and after school snacks and I love them….well, anytime!! 🙂

And now, my stomach is yelling out me that it needs to be filled SO, I am off to the kitchen to whip up a nice protein, fruit and veggie filled smoothie.

Toodles!!!

Questions?

Have you ever made your own peanut or almond butter? Did you prefer it to store bought?

What are some other homemade items that you prefer to store bought?

 

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13 Comments

January 23, 2013 · 12:30 PM

13 responses to “My New Obsession: Homemade Peanut Butter

  1. You’re right, nut butter straight from the processor is the best–still warm and gooey! I also really like making my own hummus and salad dressings now. Salad dressings, especially, taste so much better homemade.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! Since having kids, it seems harder for me to drop the pounds. I did just get back from a 2 mile jog with the stroller. It was rough! Stroller jogging is not joke! 😉

  3. I seriously went through a ridiculous amount of my homemade peanut butter this week. I basically centered every single meal around it! It’s so easy to make, too! It only took a few minutes to get that super creamy texture.

  4. Great job on the weight loss! I know you’ll make it!!
    I have made homemadepb because I don’t have a food processor, but it sure looks good!

  5. I was really desperate for some sort of nut butter one day when I was out and when I saw the walnuts in my cupboard I thought: I’m going for this. Walnut butter- it was decent! I still prefer to buy my almond butter already made for me. Although it’s a nice option to know that you can make it yourself!

  6. I actually JUST wrote peanuts on my grocery list before reading your post so I could make my first batch of homemade peanut butter. Seeing how delicious yours looks has me even more excited now 🙂 🙂

  7. I Love this idea! I would add some honey cinnamon to mine:) Yum!

  8. I make homemade peanut butter all the time for my kiddos. I always add honey to it 🙂

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