Ever look at the ingredients list on your peanut butter?
Here is the ingredients from Skippy's Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter courtesy of Skippy's website:
corn syrup solids
hydrogenated vegetable oils (cottonseed, soybean, and rapeseed)
mono and diglycerides
minerals (magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, ferric orthophosphate, copper sulfate)
vitamins (niacinamide, pyridoxide hydrocloride, folic acid)
Now ask yourself first, what are all those ingredients? And more importantly, why are there so many? It's peanut butter.
Now there are "natural" brands you can buy but be careful, many of them still have unnecessary added ingredients. The only ingredients in your peanut butter should be peanuts, and maybe a little salt.
So why not make your own? You'll know exactly whats in it and there really is a big difference in taste from store bought. You can feel comfortable knowing exactly whats in your food
Here's the recipe, it's insanely easy. It will have you asking yourself why you didn't start doing this years ago.
2 cups peanuts
optional: pinch of salt
Put the peanuts in a food processor and start to pulse.
Pause about every 30 seconds to allow the peanuts to release their oils.
You will start to see it get moist.
Continue this processor until you have a smooth texture.
And voila, that's it!
Note: store in glass jar in the fridge
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