I have a confession to make.
Ever since I was a little girl, I haven't liked peanut butter. It's horrifying, I know.
But I survived. So when I went to go lose the weight, I really didn't miss it because of its high calorie count. I knew it was all good fat but, well, I just didn't eat it. So when I found out about this "low calorie" product, called better n peanut butter, that was made from defatted peanut flour, peanut butter, and peanut oils, I didn't know what to make of it.
So I picked up a jar at Trader Joe's, and it was love from there. It's so sweet, creamy, and delish. AND it only had 50 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon. I had it made.
But when I went natural, I wanted to integrate real peanut butter into my diet. Sadly, I still had that haunting problem; I don't like peanut butter. So I started playing around on the Internet, and I found this amazing blog called Eating Bird Food, written by a lovely sounding and knowledgeable woman named Brittany. I haven't met her, but I would be SO honored to, and to be under her wing, and I plan on emailing her soon. So on her website I saw recipes for nut butters, along with links to other blogs such as The Edible Perspective, that had recipes to nut butter recipes, too. So I finally treated myself to a food processor (Don't try making nut butter in a food chopper, it doesn't work. Not that I would know.) So into the processor went...
Cinnamon Honey (or Maple Syrup) Peanut Butter
1 cup of dry roasted unsalted peanuts
1T Stevia (more sweetness)
about 1 1/2t honey (or 3 tbs. maple syrup)
|My good old Safeway dry roasted unsalted peanuts.|
|Add ONLY THE PEANUTS. Sorry, but I didn't want you to miss that.|
|Not quite ready yet. (It never hurts to check with a steak knife.)|
|So here I added the cinnamon, stevia, and maple syrup. I used maple syrup for this batch, and honey for the next one.|
|This is why I am the Fiasco Foodie. This is a fiasco right here. Can anyone mess peanut butter up? I can. Apparently, I added WAY to much maple syrup, and in a feeble attempt to thin everything out, I added water. Don't ever, ever do that. Ever.|
|Round 2 (I really hope this goes better.)|
|...it's still going...|