If you’re ready to avoid store-bought brands in lieu of making your own healthier versions, this recipe for How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter will show you just how easy it can be.
It’s made from 100% organic peanuts, nothing else.
And it takes less than 10 minutes to make with a good food processor.
The other nice thing about it is that you can store it in a glass jar instead of the plastic containers they usually come in.
This is by far the cleanest peanut butter you can make.
And buying organic peanuts may not seem important, but non-organic peanut butter can contain up to 8 different pesticides.
I’ve bought several different brands of peanut butter over the years, improving and changing brands each time I’ve moved one step closer to cleaner eating.
Until finally, I make my own.
Here’s what the ingredient list looks like on a jar of a popular store bought brand:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Great Value/Walmart Creamy Peanut Butter:
Ingredients: Peanuts, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed, Cottonseed, Soybean), Dextrose, Salt, Molasses, Monoglycerides
- Soybean/Rapeseed (aka Canola Oil) – soy and canola are both well known and documented GMO ingredients. Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO soy and canola products.
- Salt – processed, refined iodized salt
- Sugar – refined, processed, bleached sugar
- Dextrose – obtained from a plant source, usually corn. Corn is a well know and documented GMO ingredient. Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO corn.
- Monoglycerides – A glycerol molecule is combined with either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids to create a synthetic fat. Derived from the either vegetable oils, such as (soybean, sunflower, palm, cottonseed or canola) or animal fats (beef or pork). This is a common food additive most often used to blend ingredients together that would not otherwise blend well.
When making your own, you have control of not only the ingredients, but the quality of ingredients, such as buying organic peanuts.
Want more healthy staple recipes? Check out How To Make Homemade Almond Milk, How To Make Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, How To Make Tahini or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating staple recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (organic):*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- high in folate
- contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of protein with 8 g in 2 tablespoons
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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