I know there are hundreds, thousands of homemade peanut butter recipes out there. Let’s just add one more to the collection, shall we?
I can’t remember the last time I actually bought peanut butter at the store. This is 100x tastier and also, it’s budget friendly. Usually, I grab peanuts at the bulk bins in our grocery for $2.99/lb. Considering a jar of quality, natural peanut butter typically costs upwards of $4, I consider this winning.
Here’s the method:
1. Grab your food processor. Sorry, a blender won’t work. Neither will your hand mixer. Do not attempt using those appliances. They have their uses but not for making peanut butter. Edit: if you have success using a blender, please let me know!
2. Make sure you are using the blade attachment. It looks like an ‘S’.
3. Pour in 1 lb. of unsalted, dry roasted peanuts. Feel free to add a pinch of sea salt or drizzle of honey, if you like.
4. Turn on the processor and let it run until your peanuts become……peanut butter! Mine took about 5 minutes. Yes, it’s loud but you can just blast some music if it really bothers you.
5. Spoon into a clean, 16 oz. jar with a tight fitting lid. I love using my Mason jars.
6. Store in the fridge to help it keep longer. Edit: if you like a runnier consistency, before using it let it sit out from the fridge a little while. Either way, it’s delicious!
Easy, right? Once you make your own natural peanut butter, there’s no turning back. Trust me.
Slather it on homemade bread, on bananas, throw it in smoothies, spoon into oatmeal, bake some cookies or just grab a spoon and eat it from the jar.