Mixing Peanut Butter
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Turn it upside down and let set on your kitchen counter 'til it warms up. It will un-separate. Then refrigerate upside down.
Thank you Sandy. Mine always separates again and must be stirred every time I use it. And yes, I keep it in the fridge. I think the problem is that I don't use it too often. Ditto goes for my organic almond butter (which I like better than the peanut butter I grew up on) and my cashew butter. The thought of using a big mixer to blend it seems like a lot of work to me, not to mention some waste. Turning it upside down will only make the oil float to the top (bottom).
You could also use a hand mixer right in the jar, or put the contents in a bowl and use the hand mixer there. That would keep you from having to get out the larger stand mixer for a small job.
Pour off a lot of the oil, mix up the remaining and put in the fridge. Not only will you save a TON of calories but it will stay mixed. You really should refrigerate the natural peanut butter because there are no stabalizers in it.
One way to fix the separated peanut butter is to remove to a larger bowl.Mix well then add wheat germ to absorb the oil,This will add vitamins/minerals and give a nutty flavor/texture (depending on amount of wheat germ used.No separation
I've tried turning the jar upside down, but the peanut butter doesn't mix. At least, not in the several days I let it sit. In the past I've mixed it in the jar by hand, using a table knife. The next time I do it, I'm going to see if I can find something to chuck into my cordless drill and mix it that way. However one mixes it, I find it helps to put the jar in a hot water bath for a while to heat the peanut butter up. It's much less viscous and far easier to mix that way.
The Easyest way to mix seperated peanut butter is to turn the container up-side-down. NO muss, no fuss, no clean-up of ANY kind. Then store it in the fridge. This works great and there is no future seperation.
Once it is mixed, put it in the fridge. It stays mixed that way.
Of course, then it gets sliceable. If you let it sit out a minute or two, especially if you scoop some out on your knife and leave it out for a minute while you get the bread and whatnot together, it will get easier to spread.
Another idea is to move it to other jars that give you room to stir.
wont it still be seperated when she goes to use it again?? mine always is.
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