Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe- Peanut butter made from scratch! Simply peanuts, honey, a food processor, and five minutes. So creamy and delectable!
Let’s talk about why you should make your own peanut butter. It’s easy to make and you can easily add your own creative twist. We’ve included instructions for both creamy and crunchy peanut butter, as well as an almond and chocolate variation, below. If you want to learn how to make peanut butter at home, it couldn’t be simpler! To make peanut butter, you only need one ingredient and a food processor or high-powered blender. You’ll never want to buy store-bought again after you’ve tried it.
Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe:
Homemade peanut butter is a delicious and much healthier snack. Making it at home is so simple that you’ll never want to buy this delectable treat from the store again. And it couldn’t be simpler with only three ingredients.
I like this Homemade Peanut Butter recipe because it uses store-bought roasted salted peanuts, which adds a flavor punch from the already roasted and seasoned nuts. If you want less salt, buy unsalted peanuts and season your peanut butter to taste. Also, this nut butter recipe works with any type of nut, so go nuts! (pun intended).
- 2 Cups of roasted unsalted peanuts
- 3 Tablespoons honey
How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe?
- In a medium food processor, combine the peanuts. Process until very smooth, stopping every 30 seconds to 1 minute to scrape down the sides of the bowl and give the food processor a rest. At first, the mixture will be chunky.
- It will then thicken into a ball before becoming creamy and smooth. The entire procedure should take between 8 and 10 minutes.
Tips And Tricks:
- Are you ready to discover how to make peanut butter? Before you begin, there are a few things you should be aware of:
- This recipe is simple to make, but it does require patience. Before the nuts become smooth and spreadable, your food processor will need to run for nearly 10 minutes, including breaks.
- You’ll have to stop the food processor frequently. Making homemade nut butter can be taxing on a food processor’s motor, so stop it every 30 seconds to 1 minute to allow it to cool. This break is also an excellent opportunity to scrape down the bowl’s sides.
- The quantity of peanuts should be proportionate to the size of your food processor. In my 7-cup food processor, I use 3 cups of peanuts. If it’s much larger, you’ll need to use more nuts to make a smooth, creamy spread.
- Except for dry roasted peanuts and possibly salt, you don’t need anything else. You can use unsalted or salted peanuts in this recipe, but if they aren’t salted, season with salt at the end to taste.
What You’ll Need To Make Homemade Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is so delicious that people often forget it only has a few ingredients. Furthermore, you will not require many tools of the trade.
- Blender or food processor
- Peanut butter storage jar
- Cups for measuring
- Chocolate Peanut Butter is similar to a healthier, more delicious version of Nutella. Spread it on toast or spoon it over ice cream. Allow 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips to cool to room temperature before whirling into the peanut butter.
- Honey Peanut Butter is a delectable treat that is ideal for spreading on toast for breakfast or as a snack. For a classic flavor combination in a single jar, add 3 tablespoons of honey to the mix.
- Real maple syrup lends an earthy sweetness to Maple Peanut Butter, making it ideal for pancakes. Begin with 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup and gradually increase the amount until the result is as sweet as you like.
- Spicy Peanut Butter is for those who enjoy the savory side of nut butters and want to try new sandwiches and breakfasts. When processing the nuts, add 1 tablespoon chile oil and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
- Almond butter is popular for a reason: it tastes delicious and has an excellent nutritional profile. Unroasted almonds make a more fully flavored and almond-like almond butter, which is counterintuitive and the opposite of other nuts. For a more mellow flavor, use blanched almonds (skins removed).
- Cashew butter is incredibly creamy and rich. Finding unsalted roasted cashews can be difficult, but it’s well worth the effort.
- Walnut butter is a little more difficult to make because walnut skins are bitter and difficult to remove. Fortunately, there is a solution. Blanch the walnuts (dunk for a few seconds in boiling water, drain, and dry) and rub the skins off. Then toast them, set them aside to cool, and whirl them into butter.
How to Use Homemade Peanut Butter?
This homemade peanut butter can be used in a variety of ways! Here are a few of my personal favorites:
- Spread it on a piece of crusty bread.
- Drizzle it over oatmeal, granola, or overnight oats.
- It can be used as a binder in homemade granola bars or energy balls.
- Make a tangy peanut sauce with it to go with noodles, spring rolls, or bowls.
- Make a peanut dressing for a summer slaw.
- For added protein, blend it into a smoothie.
- Make some cookies! It’s ideal for chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookie dough bars.
Is this natural peanut butter?
It certainly is! Making your own peanut butter is the most natural way to consume it. You know exactly what’s going on, and it’s extremely simple.
Some peanut butter is labelled “natural,” but it contains added fat and sugar. They went with it because those ingredients are “natural,” but I don’t consider that natural.
Plus, you don’t want extra sugar and fat if you’re using the peanut butter in baked goods or healthy energy treats like these Bliss Balls or these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls!
Which types of peanuts should I use?
To make the most flavorful peanut butter, use roasted peanuts.
I always use roasted and salted peanuts, but if you only have unsalted, add a pinch of salt during the cooking process.
If you have raw peanuts, I recommend roasting them before making peanut butter. I don’t think raw peanut butter is particularly tasty, but if you do, you should give it a shot. However, processing will take much, much longer.
If you want to do your own roasting:
If you have raw, shelled peanuts, proceed as follows:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
- On a rimmed baking sheet, spread the peanuts in an even layer.
- Toast them for 15 to 25 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow for 10 minutes cooling before pouring into the food processor bowl. It’s best to process them now, while they’re still warm, because it’ll be faster and easier.
- If you only have unblanched raw peanuts, that’s fine. However, when making peanut butter, those little bits of papery skin may be visible (I haven’t tried it, so I’m not sure).
But there is an alternative! After the peanuts have cooled for a few minutes, place them in the centre of a clean tea towel and bring the sides together to form a bag. Rub and rub until the skins are removed.
That will remove the majority of the skin! You must now separate the peanuts from the skin bits.
Roasting, then removing the skin and making peanut butter sounds like a lot of work. Rather than going through all that trouble, I’d just buy it. But each to their own!
How long does peanut butter last?
According to this, homemade peanut butter should keep in the refrigerator for 3–6 months. A rancid odour indicates that it has gone bad.
I’ve been making peanut butter for years and have never had that happen, nor has the oil separated like it does in store-bought peanut butter!
How much does X cups of peanuts yield?
1 cup of peanuts equals approximately 150 grammes.
1 cup homemade peanut butter equals 256 grammes
So 1 cup of peanut butter requires approximately 1 3/4 cups of peanuts.
Which is less difficult than weighing 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter!
How will I know if it’s gone bad?
You will undoubtedly be able to smell it. It will smell like oil paint, paint thinner, or something similar. You’ll figure it out! Throw it away right away.
If you didn’t notice a smell but it tastes bitter, it’s likely rancid and should be discarded.
Is peanut butter healthy?
Making your own peanut butter ensures that there are no strange fillers, excess salt, or difficult-to-pronounce ingredients, so we’re off to a good start.
Peanut butter is high in protein, fibre, and fats, all of which help to stabilize insulin levels and provide a steady supply of energy for hours. It’s ideal for breakfast and will provide you with energy throughout the day.
Antioxidants are abundant in peanut butter. It contains a lot of folate, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. This aids in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, chronic diseases, and fungal infections.
Furthermore, because it contains so much protein, it is excellent for muscle repair and growth. It’s high in vitamin E and B6, as well as manganese and magnesium, and it’s a good source of copper.
Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts:
Below is a list of peanut butter nutrition facts and other interesting facts about peanut butter. Please keep in mind that we’re talking about all-natural peanut butter, which is peanut butter made from nothing but…peanuts!
- Each serving contains 8g of protein.
- 6 necessary nutrients
- Heart-healthy fats in abundance!
- Carbohydrates are reduced.
- Vegan, keto, and paleo options
- 190 calories, 7g carbs, 3g fibre, 2g sugar, 3g fat, 8g protein per 2 tablespoon serving
How Long Does Homemade Peanut Butter Last?
This homemade peanut butter will not last as long as store-bought peanut butter because it contains no fillers or preservatives. We recommend storing this homemade peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
When in doubt, give your peanut butter a sniff — if it smells off or rotten, it’s gone bad.
How to Store Homemade Peanut Butter?
Refrigerate this homemade peanut butter in an airtight container. Because it contains no fillers or preservatives that are commonly found in store-bought peanut butters, its shelf life is much shorter and requires refrigeration.
- You could certainly begin with raw peanuts and roast them yourself.
- Many people make homemade peanut butter without using any additional oil.
- This may work depending on how fresh your peanuts are– but you’ll need to process the nuts for a little longer to make it work.
- Do you dislike peanuts? Not a problem! Instead, use the same method to make other nut butters. (Almonds, cashews, and so on)
- Because homemade peanut butter is not hydrogenated like store-bought peanut butter, it must be kept in the refrigerator. It won’t last as long on the shelf as commercial peanut butters, but I doubt it’ll last that long anyway.
- Your homemade peanut butter recipe should keep in the fridge for at least a couple weeks, if not longer.
MORE DELICIOUS RECIPES:
- 300 g peanuts
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Place the peanuts in the pan and move them in the oven to roast for 20 minutes.
- In a food processor place the roasted peanuts and blend them until very smooth.
- Add your pinch of salt and honey. Then, process until well combined. The texture will be chunky then it'll thicken into a ball and at the end it will become creamy and shiny
- Transfer the peanut butter to a container with a lid and store in room temperature or in the refrigerator.