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Mixing Peanut Butter

My daughter received a jar of peanut butter that was not homogenized and had quite a bit of oil on top. After trying unsuccessfully to mix it in by hand (with the oil spilling out over the top of the jar), I thought about my mixer. I simply emptied the jar of solid matter and oil into my stand mixer bowl, put on the general use attachment, and in less time than it took us to clean up the original mess, the contents were smoothly blended and ready to put back into the jar. It couldn't have been any simpler!

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By sandy (Guest Post)
May 10, 20050 found this helpful

wont it still be seperated when she goes to use it again?? mine always is.

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By Debbie (Guest Post)
May 10, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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By marlene (Guest Post)
May 11, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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By John Jergenson (Guest Post)
November 19, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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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.

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By Annette (Guest Post)
January 10, 20060 found this helpful

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

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July 18, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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By Pam (Guest Post)
July 18, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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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).

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Turn it upside down and let set on your kitchen counter 'til it warms up. It will un-separate. Then refrigerate upside down.

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