I posted before about how to make peanut butter with a coffee grinder, (http://www.yankitchen.com/blog/2014/10/18/-2-1). Coffee grinder is good for making small amount of peanut butter. I want to make more this time, so I go with vitamix to grind about 2 pounds of peanuts.
Peanut butter is so widely used in my home cooking that I always have peanuts and peanut butter handy. It goes great with toasted bread, dessert, and it is also an important ingredient in Asian noodles, and salad dressing.
2 pound dry roasted peanuts
4 to 5 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 tablespoon peanut oil (optional)
Place all the ingredients in to vitamix container, turn it on, raise the speed gradually to 7 or 8, and grind for about 1 minute. Use the tamper to press down the peanuts when grinding.
Plain dry roasted peanut is always my number one choice if I don’t roast them myself.
Seconds after vitamix is turned on, peanuts are grinded into big pieces.
And then those pieces become smaller pieces.
In about 1 minute, wa-lah, we have smooth and creamy peanut butter! (Please be careful when grinding peanut butter. If you smell anything other than peanut’s aroma, stop the machine!)
Grind a little bit longer if you prefer creamier peanut butter.
Stored in an airtight glass jar, it can last a couple weeks, longer if kept refrigerated. But I always keep it room temperature.
The fresher peanut butter, the better it smells and tastes.