So recently I’ve become obsessed with Bee-Nut butter. I picked some up last Saturday and the jar is almost gone and that made me sad. I was going to pick some up yesterday but it’s almost $7 a jar and I got to thinking…the only ingredients are peanuts, honey and sea salt…it couldn’t possibly be that hard to make my own right? I’ve made almond butter before and it’s super easy. You just dump almonds and a little olive oil in a food processor and let it go. So I figured peanut butter (the nuts only cost me $3) would be more or less the same. And it was. And it was equally delicious.
Honey Coconut Peanut Butter
- 2 cups roasted un-salted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Sea salt to taste
Place peanuts and oil in a food processor. Process for about 2 minutes and then scrape down the sides, add in honey and then process for few more minutes. The peanuts will get crumbly looking and you’ll start thinking that you’ll never end up with peanut butter but all the sudden it starts turning into a big blob and then BAM. It gets creamy. That’s when you know you’re in business. At that point I started adding in salt until I liked the taste. After eating a couple spoonfuls, I transferred the peanut butter into a mason jar and stored in the fridge. Can’t wait to have it on my apples today.
Note – Make sure to use a larger/stronger food processor. Don’t use a mini or it could overheat and break. I think mine is a 7 cup?
Has anyone else made their own nut butters? Any good recipes to share?
And since I had my food processor out, I decided to make hummus using this recipe. I packed it up in one of our glass containers (we have zero plastic storage containers in our house by the way. BPA freaks me out) and will be having it plus carrots this week for my afternoon snack.
And since I was in prep-mode, I cut up a huge seedless watermelon so that any sweet cravings I get this week can be satisfied with fruit and not candy. Some went into a bowl in the fridge and some was packed up for work food.
And finally, because I just hadn’t messed up enough pans, spoons and bowls, I made us some spicy penne rosa with shrimp (minus the spinach) for dinner. I added a little more greek yogurt than normal and it was so much creamier. Not sure if it was because it was the first meal I’d eaten that didn’t require being grilled on the campfire or what, but it was extra amazing.
All that work in the kitchen seriously wore me out but I’m so glad I did it. All my snacks for the week are prepped so now when I get up in the morning it’s an easy grab an go.
What about you guys? Are you Sunday food preppers? Any other favorite easy snack ideas to share?