In honor of National Peanut Month, we took a field trip to the Peanut Depot in downtown Birmingham. Peanuts are one of my all-time favorite foods. I love anything with peanuts, especially peanut butter. We bought some peanuts from the Peanut Depot and made homemade peanut butter with them. Oh my gosh, it was so easy and so delicious! If I had realized it was so easy to make your own peanut butter, I would have been doing this a long time ago.
Scroll down to learn more about the Peanut Depot and learn how to make your own peanut butter!
The Peanut Depot has been in business since 1907.
They use three antique roasters to roast over 250,000 pounds of peanuts a year.
The roasters are originally from Vineland, NJ and Peoria, IL - they were antique when the Peanut Depot acquired them in 1907.
They hand-pack the peanuts daily. When we were there several business people came in to grab a bag to snack on at work. They also provide the peanuts for Legion Field, UAB, Birmingham Southern and the Birmingham Barons.
The tins are popular gifts . They are a great reminder of The Magic City!
15 oz roasted peanuts, shelled (approximately 2 pounds)
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil
Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the food processor. Blend for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue to blend and slowly drizzle in the oil and blend until smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.