Natural Peanut Butter {From Raw Peanuts}

Standard

Ingredients:

2 cups raw peanuts (without hard outer shells)

1 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Directions and Notes:

1. Spread the peanuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees, giving the baking sheet a little shake half way through the cook time. Be careful not to let them burn.

2. Allow the peanuts to cool, then transfer them to a food processor. It is not necessary to remove the paper-like red shells around the individual nuts. These won’t have any negative effect; they’ll just add a little color to the peanut butter.

3. Add the oil and salt and process 5-10 minutes until the oils of the peanuts have come out and the mixture is creamy. This takes a little time; at first it will just be crumbly and it may seem like it’s not going to work… just keep processing. Add more oil if greater creaminess is desired. Salt to taste.

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