I am very excited to share this “recipe” for Homemade Peanut Butter! I use the quotes because it can’t really be considered a recipe, it is too easy. It is as simple as peanuts and a food processor!
With how easy this is to make, you really have to try it….it is great if you are trying to eat healthier less processed foods or if you just want your peanut butter to have a more prominent peanut taste. I used a Ninja Food Processor and the whole process took me about 5 minutes, that is right…only 5 minutes!
One important note, it is almost impossible to get homemade peanut butter to be as smooth as store bought peanut butter…but it is pretty close!
You can either buy Dry Roasted Peanuts from the store or Raw Peanuts. If you are trying to avoid a lot of fillers and unnecessary ingredients, I suggest that you just go with the raw peanuts. If you do go with raw peanuts, you may want to roast them before adding them to the food processor, that will add to the flavor, help make your peanut butter as smooth as possible, and speed up the process a bit.
Whether you are roasting the peanuts yourself, or buying dry roasted, you will want to start by adding the peanuts to your food processor. If roasting them yourself, add to food processor when they are still warm.
Turn on the food processor and let the peanuts start going through their stages, you will want to periodically open it up and scrape the sides.
Around the time the mixture starts to look like it does above, I suggest that you keep going a little bit longer to get the best consistency.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoy this stuff… we didn’t waste any time at all, and promptly enjoyed some with apples!!
This batch gave me enough to fill a small Mason jar. Keep your peanut butter refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a month. It will get more firm in the fridge, so if you are planning to spread it (like on a sandwich), take it out a few minutes early so it can soften.
Homemade Peanut Butter
- 4 cups Peanuts (either dry roasted or raw)
- If using raw peanuts and would like to roast them, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the peanuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake for about 10 minutes (they will be slightly darker).
- Pour peanuts in food processor, pulse for 4-5 minutes until mixture is smooth and creamy, scraping sides as needed.
Store refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 1 month.
- Maple Syrup
- Additional peanuts towards the end for a Crunchy mixture