The PB&J sandwich has been put in lunchboxes for ages. While we don't disagree that a timeless classic is great standby, there's so much more you can do with your lunch. For starters, shelf that store-bought jar. Making homemade peanut butter is a snap. It's the brown bag version of a "one pot meal"; a dump and churn, with some help from a powerful food processor or blender. Brown, a peanut butter purist, was even impressed! Below find our recipe for homemade peanut butter as well as 4 easy and delicious combinations to spice up your sandwich. Check back tomorrow for another nut butter how-to + 4 more sandwiches. Homemade Peanut Butter 10 oz Unsalted Peanuts 2 Tbsp Safflower Oil 1/2 tsp Coarse Salt
Preheat oven to 350. On a rimmed baking sheet, roast peanuts until golden and aromatic. Once toasted, remove from oven and transfer to the bowl of a food processor (we used our beloved Vitamix). Pulse until crunched, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and add oil and salt. Process until smooth (or desired crunchiness). Place peanut butter in an airtight container and store in refrigerator.
The PBH: PB + Sliced Banana + Honey The OG: PB + Homemade Concord Jelly The Craving: PB + Potato Chips + Pickle Chips (trust us) PB Thai: Our take on Pad Thai. PB+ 1 Scrambled Egg + Quick Pickled Carrots + Sriracha