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Homemade Peanut Butter

I’m always asked what to look for in a good-quality peanut butter, and it is actually really simple—peanuts and salt! Making your own is so incredibly easy and gives you a chance to create your own signature flavors. I like to add cinnamon, honey, or unsweetened cocoa powder.


10 ounces roasted and salted peanuts (about 2 cups)


Place peanuts in a food processor. Pulse, then blend until peanut butter is desired consistency. Add flavorings (if using) and pulse again to combine.


Yield: 1 cup

Nutrition information per 1 tablespoon

Calories: 106, Total Fat: 9 grams, Saturated Fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrate: 3 grams, Sugars: 1 gram, Protein: 4 grams, Sodium: 72 milligrams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram, Vitamin D: 0 IU, Calcium: 0 milligrams, Iron: 0.2 milligrams


Excerpted from First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers by Dana Angelo White. © 2015 by Dana Angelo White. A Perigee Book, Penguin Group USA, A Penguin Random House Company.