Home Made Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter. I really really love peanut butter. Peanut butter on toast, peanut butter on pretzels, peanut butter on ice cream, peanut butter and Fluff, peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and celery, peanut butter and apples… Ryan feels the same way. We were going through jars of Skippy’s natural peanut butter with honey in a matter of days.

I decided to be smart and try to make my own peanut butter. Since we eat it by the spoonful it seemed best to try to avoid all those preservatives.

peanut butter

I decided to be smart and try to make my own peanut butter. Since we eat it by the spoonful it seemed best to try to avoid all those preservatives.

It’s simple and saves you a few bucks as well.

Here is what you will need:

Ingredients:

16 ounces of dry roasted UNSALTED peanuts

1 teaspoon of salt

1.5 table spoons of peanut oil

2 tablespoons of honey

Directions:

1.¬†Place all the peanuts in your food processor and blend for 6 minutes. Pause to break up the peanuts and scrape them off the side. Don’t be discouraged if the peanuts are still crumbly looking after a few minutes. Just keep processing it!
2. After six minutes add the oil and the honey. Continue to process for another 8 minutes until the peanut butter is nice and creamy.
3. Once you have the desired texture, taste and add salt as needed. Once your peanut butter is creamy, taste it and add a bit of salt if you like.
4. Store in an air tight container in the fridge and stir before every use.

Be sure to use unsalted peanuts РI first made the mistake of using salted peanuts and ended up with a way too salty spread. 

Feel free to add other ingredients s as you wish like Chocolate, hazelnuts, cinnamon, more honey etc. Have fun!! I can’t wait to make cashew butter!

  • This is great. For the last year or so we’ve only been buying the peanut butter that you can make using the machines in the supermarket. It is just straight peanuts and now every other kind of peanut butter tastes way too sweet. Thanks for sharing this. To be honest I never thought of grinding up my own. Would it work without the added oil or does the food processor have trouble getting it smooth without that?

    • It’s worth a try! But honestly I think it wouldn’t be creamy enough and would crumble apart, not too much peanut oil is needed.

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  • CJ

    Amazing! Can you do this in a blender, too?

    • kwalshmac

      Hello again, Caroline! I believe so, although it would have to be a very strong blender to grind up the peanuts until the are smooth.