Christmas Gifts from the Garden: Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter 2 Ok, so this one's not exactly from the GARDEN... or, at least, it's not from OUR GARDEN... but somewhere people grow peanuts, right?  And if you do, you should make this with them:

Peanut Butter 1

 

Homemade peanut butter!  This peanut butter is majorly inspired by the amazing, unique, salty and sweet peanut butter that is infamous at Hell's Kitchen here in Minneapolis.  People come in just for the peanut butter, thanks to those awesome foodie folks at NPR who travel around the country and then call and tell Lynn Rosetto Kasper from the Splendid Table about it? Yep. They aren't easily impressed, and this peanut butter impressed them.  Aw yeah.

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Our version is a tad different, because we added some cinnamon, just for kicks.  It just adds a little something special to it, as cinnamon and peanut butter and honey all tend to do.   But you can go either way, because either way it's a total treat.

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This is not the kind of peanut butter that you slop on your toast in the morning.  Well, I suppose you CAN if you want to, but this peanut butter is so delectable, it makes the most wonderful gift.  In fact, this year, along with all the other gifts that came directly from our garden, we also wanted to share this awesome peanut butter.

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Cute, yes?  And yummy.  And cute.  And yummy!    Peanut Butter 7

 

Homemade Peanut Butter
Author: The Cabin Garden
Andy's version of Hell's Kitchen's homemade peanut butter...
Ingredients
  • 3 cups peanuts... we use the uber-salty peanuts from CostCo.
  • 2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 7 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 Tbsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon and a dash of cayenne for the added KICK!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Roast nuts for about 25 minutes, rotate the pan and then roast them for another 25 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, process peanuts for about 30-seconds. Peanuts should be chunky...
  4. Throw peanuts into a stand mixer, and add honey, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Blend until thickened, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the oil and butter
  6. In a food processor, mix peanut oil and butter and blend on low until completely emulsified, about 11 seconds.
  7. Then, mix it all together until creamy.