Sunday, October 9, 2011

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Making your own peanut butter always sounded complicated to me. I bought the peanuts months ago and it has taken me that long to actually try it. I am so glad that I finally did it though, because it turned out to be so easy! I can hardly wait to try different flavors and other nut butters now.

Homemade Peanut Butter
(printable recipe)

3 cups or 16 oz dry unsalted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil or peanut oil, I used coconut oil and didn't notice a coconut flavor at all
1-2 tablespoons honey

In the bowl of a food processor or a very powerful mixer, grind the peanuts until they start to break down and combine. Pause and scrape the sides as needed, to make certain that all of the peanuts are being pureed.

Slowly add the oil, 1 teaspoon at a time. Sprinkle in salt and blend well. Add the honey and blend again to combine. The mixture will be thinner as you add the oil, but it should thicken again with the honey. Adjust the oil and honey combination to provide the thickness and sweetness that you prefer.

Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I just bought some Almonds to try Almond butter. How long do you think this stores in the fridge?

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  2. I am so happy you made it! Did you love it??? I try to forget mine is in the fridge or I want to dip my spoon into it! Em loves it, and it is all natural. That makes me happy!

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  3. I have made almond and cashew butter before. You pay a lot of money for these at Whole Foods.

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  4. Seems so simple but have always been kinda intimidated by it, no more! I must try to make some kind of nut butter maybe macadamia?
    Take care!

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  5. Sound delicious. I was surprised to hear how easy it was to make.

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  6. I make my own pb too and absolutely love it! So nice to know it has only good-for-you ingredients in it.

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  7. Allison - I am not sure how long it would keep, but probably at least a month. There really isn't anything there to go bad.

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  8. Now that is one thing I have not even thought of trying to make myself. Excellent job.

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  9. Awesome, thanks for sharing your peanut butter recipe. Looks great, will surely try it coz my kids love peanut butter.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm hoping my peanut-butter-addicted-son will like it, I'm going to have him help me make it :)

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  11. I've made peanut butter without the honey, but about the same as yours. I don't know how long it keeps, because it never lasts that long.

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