4 Peanut Butter Hacks: Oil Separation

Peanut butter the glue that holds the world together or at least in a few peoples world mine included but with each new jar comes the dreaded task….stirring in the separated oil to get that smooth indulgent spread!!

When I bought my first jar of natural nut butter awhile back now,  but I was like what the? Should this oil be here? Don’t worry it is normal; oil is less dense so naturally precipitates to the surface ( feeling all nerdy but its true so don’t panic)

A Few tips I’ve Picked up

1.Turn that jar upside down…as crazy as it sounds it honestly works! Turning the jar upside down, so the oil naturally raises to the new top, i.e. the bottom =) instead of a mess on the top that is waiting to jump out the jar!!

Peanut Butter
Meridian Peanut Butter and Cocoa Peanut Butter

2.If in doubt blend it all together – if you are anything like me and you will snap up a nut butter deal whenever there on offer…because you can never have too much peanut butter right?

After a while, the oil can be hard to stir in so, the most straightforward way pop the whole tube in a food processor and blend until smooth then transfer back to the container. Maybe taking a cheeky spoon while you are at it! This works well with big tubes!

Crunchy Peanut Butter
Meridian Crunchy Peanut Butter

3. If like me you can’t wait to tuck into a new jar then I suggest investing in a latte/ sundae spoon to get right down to the bottom and avoid getting your fingers sticky!

4. Maybe most important lol never leave nut butter unopened!

Hope these tips help

 

Jenn

xx

 

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