Take a stroll down your peanut butter aisle the next time you're at the grocery store, and you're likely to be overwhelmed by all the varieties of flavored peanut butters that have cropped up in recent years—cinnamon raisin, cocoa-tinged, raspberry-flavored...the options seem endless. Before you buy a big jar only to find out it's too sweet, full of weird preservatives or "natural" flavorings, or you get sick of the flavor before you reach the bottom of the jar, give your own flavors a try. If you have a food processor or a blender, it's amazingly simple to make your own fresh, healthy peanut butter. And don't just stick with peanuts—you can also do this with almonds or any type of nut or seed you like, and the whole process takes less than 10 minutes, including clean up.
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