Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days (if they last that long)
Peanut butter is a sticky ingredient that is hard to measure in traditional measuring cups. I use an adjustable measuring cup to make sure ingredients are easy to get in and then back out of the cup. This cup works great for any kind of ingredient but especially for thick items that stick to your cup.
Natural Nut Butter Tips
- If you haven’t used natural nut butters before there are a few tricks. Most end up separating, with the oil on top and thicker peanut butter residue below. You need to mix it properly, or you’ll end up with very runny and oily peanut butter in the beginning and then a thick paste as you use more of the jar. To avoid that, you need to mix the oil in thoroughly.
- The best way I’ve found is to take an icing spatula and mix in the oil so that it’s not sitting at the top of the jar. Try to get all the way down to the bottom of the jar and scrape along the bottom and sides of the jar as you stir. As you pull out the spatula, make sure to scrape the peanut butter back in to the jar, or you’ll lose quite a bit of product.
- Set the spatula aside and take your hand mixer, with one regular beater only (not the whisking beater), and put it down deep in the jar. Once the beater is in the jar, hold the jar as tightly as you can and turn the mixer on low. It will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute to thoroughly mix the oil in, but it will be worth it.
- Remember to mix the oil in with a spatula first and then hold on tightly to the jar at all times. I can speak from experience that you will spend a very long time cleaning nut oil off multiple surfaces in your kitchen if you leave the oil on top or let go of the jar while mixing!
- Store your nut butter in the refrigerator to keep separation to a minimum. Since the oil in the nut butter will harden, take the jar out of the refrigerator to soften an hour or two before cooking with it.
- After a thorough mixing, you should be able to use a regular butter knife to keep the oil mixed in. If you leave your nut butter out and it separates, just repeat the mixing process again.