Salt: add a small pinch to act a flavor enhancer in your final recipe.
Honeyagave nectar, or maple syrup: these can be used to sweeten your nut butter if you don’t get the flavor that you were hoping for.
Add the nuts and the oil to the top chamber of the KitchenAid grinder attachment. Add the nuts first, and then cover with the oil to achieve an even coating. Before turning on the grinder, place a bowl underneath to catch the peanut butter.
Turn the grinder on, starting at the lowest speed at first. If the nuts are lying in the wrong position, you don’t want to immediately leap to the highest setting and spray nuts all over your kitchen. Gradually increase the speed until you get to a stable point.
As the nuts get drawn down into the grinder, use the supplied tamper or a similar implement to push them down. Never use your hands or fingers for this purpose, as you may hurt yourself on the inner workings of the grinder.
Eventually, all of the nuts and oil should’ve been drawn down through the grinder and out into the waiting bowl. Sample the peanut butter for consistency, and if you’re unhappy and believe it is too chunky, simply run it through again.
When you’re happy with the texture, taste the peanut butter and add sweeteners or salt if needed. If you feel your peanut butter is a little too thick, perhaps choose maple syrup to add as a sweetener. As it is particularly thin, it will make your peanut butter thinner too. Your peanut butter will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three weeks.
Peanut butter is one of the great comfort foods of the modern world, whether you’re dunking something into it or spreading it on a sandwich. Give this recipe a go today, and have a PB&J for us!