I was never a fan of peanut butter. I know, it’s an American classic but I grew up very Asian and our lunches consisted of rice and bamboo with soy sauce. It wasn’t until I discovered freshly ground honey roasted peanut butter 6 years ago that I fell in love with this convenient and healthy food. Be careful with “natural” labels because there could still be hydrogenated oils and preservatives added. I would rather control that by making my own, plus it’s a lot more cost effective. Our local grocery store has a bulk food section so I can get a variety of nuts at a lower cost. I happen to like honey roasted peanuts but you can do whichever type you like. I haven’t tried almonds but I’m sure it would work just as well. Trust me when I say this is the best peanut butter you will ever eat. The consistency will not be like those over the counter preserved kinds but a little thick and chunky with little oil separation. I like to put it on freshly toasted wheat bread because the heat helps spread the chunkiness. Add sliced bananas and a little honey and you have a protein packed snack or pre workout meal that will keep you fill and satisfied.
Blend, blend, blend. This is what it will start to look like.
Be patient. It might take over 5 mins. You will see the natural oils start to bind it all together.
Now just keep in an air tight container and enjoy! Thanks to my friend Anel, I discovered how amazing a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich is.