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Peanut Butter Separation


#1

Is there a way to make the oil in natural peanut butter separate? When I buy it sometimes I get 50 grams out other times around 15 grams. I remove it to add coconut oil.


#2

?

Most natural PB requires stirring to combine the seperated oil...


#3

Not really, many times the peanut butter at the top may be runny but, I can not pour out the oil. Sometimes I get a big layer of oil other times it is just runnier at the top. (I use Laura Scudders)


#4

then maybe try another brand. or buy peanut oil to mix with your coconut oil.


#5

I meant I want to separate the oil so I can add coconut oil to the peanut butter. That is the only brand they sell around me. Sometimes it is very separated but, lately it has only a small layer of oil at the top I wanted to know if there was a way to make it separate as much as possible, letting sit in my cupboard for a couple days has not done much perhaps it has been to hot or cold.


#6

oh i see. chris posted something about peanut butter powder... maybe you could add coconut oil to that??

heat probably helps it separate...


#7

Why do you want to replace the oil with coconut oil?

The floating oil at the top is naturally released from the peanuts, they're not added.


#8

I use scudders too... if you "slosh" it around between the grocery store and home, the oil will usually recombine with the peanut butter, however i find if you let it sit for a day or so, the oil will return to the top. Pour off the oil before you stir/eat