The best part about making peanut butter is that it doesn't have to just be peanut butter. Yay!
So what makes this peanut butter better? Hemp.
I don't know how well you can see that label, but 2 tbsp of hemp seed is 160 calories and 11g of protein. Not to mention an iron boost and the profile of healthy fats. I ordered mine online from Food Fight! grocery. If you are wondering what they taste like...they're yummy. They aren't really crunchy, but they are mildly sweet and nutty.
Peanut Better Butter
1 1/2 cups unsalted peanuts
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp Z-sweet (or other sweetener) (optional)
1 tsp oil (optional)
salt to taste
1. Process peanuts until they form a ball.
2. Break up peanut butter, add hemp seed nut and z-sweet.
3. Process until smooth.
4. Add oil if necessary, and salt to taste.
Yields about 8oz. 1 serving = 2 tbsp
Nutrition Information: 195.1 Calories; 15.8g Total Fat; 2.1g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 6.9g Carbohydrates; 3.1g Fiber; 9.4g Protein.
You really don't need any sweetener, I just wanted to add some. If you do like it slightly sweet, but don't have Z-sweet, you can always use agave. One tsp isn't going to add any significant calories. If you're wondering what Z-sweet is, I did talk about it briefly last month. It is a sugar alcohol called erythritol. It only has 0.2 calories per gram, so the calories are basically negligible. If you want to read about someone else's experience with it, Diann talked about it in some length yesterday.
So, everyone go forth and enjoy your nut butters! They're good for you, and as possibly one of my favorite foods, ever.