Maple-Roasted Peanut Butter

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I have wanted to make my own peanut butter for several months now.   I have this new fancy blender, and I love blending different nuts up for various recipes.   I saw Homemade Peanut Butter on my friend Stephanie’s Blog, Been there Baked that.  ( She happens to live across town).  I wanted to try it though, with my own special twist.   Instead of buying Honey Roasted  Peanuts, I wanted to try roasting my own.  Plus, I like to use maple syrup as a sweetener agent, so I decided to make ” Maple Roasted Peanuts” instead.

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It was actually hard to find raw peanuts.  I found them in the bulk food department at my local Hy-Vee.   The only raw peanuts I found had the red skins still on.   I wasn’t going to take the skin off of each individual peanut,  and the peanut butter turned out super smooth anyway.

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This was my first time ever roasting peanuts in the oven.  And you know what?  It smelled so good!

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Maple-Roasted Peanut Butter
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound of raw peanuts
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread peanuts out on a baking sheet. salt the peanuts and toss with the maple syrup. Roast the peanuts in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the peanuts from the oven and let cool. After a few minutes, blend the peanuts, along with the coconut oil in the food processor for 6-7 minutes. My peanut butter turned out mostly smooth, with a little chunky texture.

I really recommend using coconut oil in this recipe.  It adds perfect depth to this peanut butter.   The verdict?  My kiddos loved it!  I spread some on crackers for an afternoon snack.

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