Everybody here knows I like peanut butter, right? Little did I know that it’s really not that difficult to make your own peanut butter. I’m really grateful that God is so gracious to predestine that I would be born in this era, an era where we have Vitamixes and food processors. Truly, these little things are a blessing. That’s why I get to share with you, for today’s lighter post how to make your own homemade peanut butter in 3 different flavors.
Thank you Katie for letting us share! It’s truly an awesome day.
It’s really pretty simple.
My first recipe is…. Homemade Gingerbread Chunk Peanut Butter. I was kind of disappointed at first when this came out of the blender. It just wasn’t as creamy as normal, but it tasted AMAZING. Praise the Lord that He redeems even that which seems to be despairing. He is a GOOD Father, all the time!
- 3 cups roasted, salted peanuts
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- Put peanuts in Vitamix. Turn setting up to 9. Then quickly switch to high and blend while continuing to tamp down the peanuts. Add molasses in about 30 seconds into the blending. Once the blender begins to make a low, laboring sound, turn it off immediately, and pour the peanut butter into a jar. Add the spices and mix well! Enjoy on a slice of bread, on top of your oatmeal, straight from the jar.. (The options are endless)
- 3 cups peanuts
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 3-4 tbsp. evaporated cane sugar (or coconut sugar or maple syrup)
- Pour nuts into the Vitamix container. Turn it on to Variable 1. Slowly increase the speed to Variable 10. Turn to high, and keep tamping the nuts down into the blades. In 1 minute, the butter will, Lord willing, begin to come through the blades freely. The sound should change from a high pitched sound to a low, more labored sound. Stop the blender and pour the butter into a jar. Mix in raisins, cinnamon, and sugar. Wash your finger and take a lick. 😀
- 1/2 c. crushed pretzels (Gluten Free or Not)
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 3 cups roasted salted peanuts
- Pour nuts into the Vitamix container. Turn it on to Variable 1. Slowly increase the speed to Variable 10. Turn to high, and keep tamping the nuts down into the blades. About 30 seconds in, add the honey. In 1 minute, the butter will, Lord willing, begin to come through the blades freely. The sound should change from a high pitched sound to a low, more labored sound. Stop the blender and pour the butter into a jar. Mix in crushed pretzels. Wash your finger and take a lick. 😀
‘”Salvation is of the Lord.” Jonah 2:9
Salvation is the work of God. It is he alone who quickens the soul “dead in trespasses and sins,” and it is he also who maintains the soul in its spiritual life. He is both “Alpha and Omega.” “Salvation is of the Lord.” If I am prayerful, God makes me prayerful; if I have graces, they are God’s gifts to me; if I hold on in a consistent life, it is because he upholds me with his hand. I do nothing whatever towards my own preservation, except what God himself first does in me. Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone. Wherein I sin, that is my own; but wherein I act rightly, that is of God, wholly and completely. If I have repulsed a spiritual enemy, the Lord’s strength nerved my arm. Do I live before men a consecrated life? It is not I, but Christ who liveth in me. Am I sanctified? I did not cleanse myself: God’s Holy Spirit sanctifies me. Am I weaned from the world? I am weaned by God’s chastisements sanctified to my good. Do I grow in knowledge? The great Instructor teaches me. All my jewels were fashioned by heavenly art. I find in God all that I want; but I find in myself nothing but sin and misery. “He only is my rock and my salvation.” Do I feed on the Word? That Word would be no food for me unless the Lord made it food for my soul, and helped me to feed upon it. Do I live on the manna which comes down from heaven? What is that manna but Jesus Christ himself incarnate, whose body and whose blood I eat and drink? Am I continually receiving fresh increase of strength? Where do I gather my might? My help cometh from heaven’s hills: without Jesus I can do nothing. As a branch cannot bring forth fruit except it abide in the vine, no more can I, except I abide in him. What Jonah learned in the great deep, let me learn this morning in my closet: “Salvation is of the Lord.”‘