|On the left is a new jar of natural peanut butter. You can see how much oil is on the top. On the right is a jar that I stirred up with the mixer. It has been sitting in the fridge for over a week and has not separated at all.|
We love our natural peanut butter, but there's one thing I don't like: trying to mix in all the oil on the top. It seems that no matter how hard you stir it it with a knife, the top is still oily and the bottom is still hard.
Last time I started a new jar of peanut butter, I emptied it into the bowl of my stand mixer. I gave it a very thorough mixing, then put it back in the jar and put it in the fridge. So far the oil hasn't separated back out. Hooray!
Before I figured this out I was seriously considering going back to normal peanut butter (the kind with added sugar and hydrogenated oils). But not now! I'm glad to have found such an easy solution.