Three weeks ago, a friend posted an image on Instagram which sparked the idea for this recipe themed blog post; her name is Barbara Baez and she is an avid peanut butter lover. As for her story, three weeks ago the worst thing that could possibly happen to a peanut butter lover occurred, there was NONE left in her pantry and she forgot to add it to her cart while doing her weekly grocery shopping.
These were her comments on the situation; “#thestruggleisreal. Where is all the peanut butter?!This is what happens when you grocery shop without a list. #SadBarb”– I am sure we have all share similar experiences, when you like something so much you cannot imagine living without it, even if it’s a day. So what do we do to save our taste buds from this deprivation?
Do we simply just skip it for a week, in other words will be no glorious peanut butter combinations such as bananas with peanut butter (my favorite), apples and peanut butter, or even the classic peanut butter and jelly? This option sounds awful.
Not to worry, there is an alternative, making your peanut butter from scratch! Before saying that it is too much work or it is too difficult (compared to buying another jar), it really is not, it is merely adding some ingredients into your blender and pressing the start button.
To be honest you can simply pick up a jar of peanut butter at most grocery stores, but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own! Via the healthy food blog Deliciously Ella there is a great recipe to make your very own nut butter, she calls it “The Ultimate Nut Butter.”
In the recipe she uses a variety of nuts which can be altered to suit your personal preferences. For example I am not a fan of walnuts so I would choose to opt it out.
I know that it is more convenient/ easier to simply buy condiments such as peanut butter but when you make your own, you can make a unique recipe, for example adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the recipe for added flavor. Also these will be great gifts to give to friends because everyone likes HOMEMADE.
Share with us if you would try this recipe and what ways you enjoy eating your favorite nut butters!!.
Photo Credit: Deliciouslyella.com