How to stir natural peanut butter and avoid a huge mess!! I use to avoid being the first to open the new jar of natural peanut butter because I absolutely hate mixing the oil and peanut butter back up after sitting on the shelf. The oil inevitably splashes out of the side and the mixture never seems to stand the test of time. It’s just a rock of peanut butter in need of oil at the end.
I KNOW I’m not the only one who hates that process and has wondered how to stir natural peanut butter.
And it’s a little sad because when I was little I use LOVE it when fate matched up my peanut butter and jelly timing with the new jar of peanut butter. That first dip into a brand new jar of nut butter high is something I now reserve for Nutella because I’m converted to natural (separating, frustrating) peanut butter.
In search of an easy way to stir natural peanut butter
I had tried a few things: stir with small spoon, stir with large spoon, stir with spatula, stir with knife, etc., but nothing ever seemed to make a difference. I heard you should flip your peanut butter jar over so let the oil seep the other way and distribute it again. So I did that. And it helped a bit.
But guys. If you’re wondering how to stir natural peanut butter, I cracked the code one random weekend when I thought, “hmmm, what if…?” I bet this isn’t revolutionary (is any idea new anymore?), but I thought of it all on my own and I was really excited about it.
The best way to stir natural peanut butter
You just need a couple of things to make this week as smooth as (peanut) butter — a new jar of peanut butter and an electric hand mixer.
Step 1 – Prep
Turn your jar of peanut butter over for few hours – a day. If you’re about to dig in and don’t have that kind of time, this step is helpful, but definitely optional.
Step 2 – Set up
Set up your electric hand mixer with just one mixer. Open your jar of peanut butter.
Step 3 – Stir your natural peanut butter!
Put your single mixer into your jar of peanut butter and slooooowwllyyyyy turn it on the lowest speed. Be sure to hold your jar with the other hand to secure it and make sure it doesn’t spin. Then, mix until the
Step 4 – Enjoy!
Enjoy your perfectly stirred peanut butter! Also, the mixer. It’s not as good as cookie dough, but you do get to lick the mixer afterwards. Sometimes I give it to our dog Miles instead, he’s a pb addict.
I go through peanut butter pretty fast, if you don’t you might need to repeat this mid-jar or at least continue to flip your jar whenever you use it to avoid uneven oil distribution.
If you’d rather watch, here’s my video!
Now you know how to stir natural peanut butter!!
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