Homemade peanut butter or store-bought? There really is no comparison. Making your own peanut butter is very easy and tastes so much better than ones in the store...and you know exactly what goes into it.
I looked at the ingredients on organic peanut butter and it contained...peanuts. That is it. My batches of peanut butter have been using dry roasted unsalted peanuts. The taste is wonderful. I'll be adding honey and possibly salt to enhance the taste.
The homemade peanut butter is a little stiffer to spread than commercial brands because of the
Peanut butter used to be made using a mortar and pestle, pounding it into a paste. Peanut butter, today, is about 95% blanched (removal of peanut skin), dry-roasted peanuts mixed with various items to improve spreadability, smoothness, and flavor. Such items are salt, corn syrup or honey, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and dextrose.
Homemade peanut butter needs to be kept in the refrigerator. One source I read claims peanuts in a refrigerator will last several months.
Here’s how to make it:
Pour about 2 cups of dry roasted unsalted peanuts into your food processor and begin to chop.
And after about a minute and a half, it starts to become butter-like and rolls itself into a ball.
Stir some honey into your peanut butter. I believe it is best to put this in near the beginning of grinding so it mixes well.