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Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Peanut Butter

$2.42 recipe | $0.04 serving
Learn how to make rich, creamy peanut butter in the comfort of your own home. It's an incredibly EASY and lightning QUICK recipe you'll soon be spreading on toast, adding to oatmeal, or eating by the spoonful!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spread
Cuisine Gluten-Free, South American, Vegan
Servings 62 servings
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • High speed blender or food processor
  • Spatula
  • Mason jar with a lid

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups unsalted and dry roasted peanuts ($2.41)
  • ¾ - 1 teaspoon salt ($0.01)

Add-Ins optional

  • Cinnamon
  • Cacao powder
  • Agave nectar or maple syrup
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Coconut oil
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • If you don't have roasted peanuts, preheat your oven to 350°F and spread the raw peanuts out on a baking sheet. Bake them until they're turning golden brown, about 10 minutes. By using roasted peanuts, you'll end up with a deeper, richer flavor, but it's up to you! We like it both ways.
  • Once the peanuts are roasted, add them and your preferred amount of salt to a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse or turn on low for 1 minute to grind the nuts together into a gritty-looking mixture. Stop and scrape down the sides and bottom with a spatula or spoon.
  • Then, turn the blender or food processor back on to continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes. It will look like a dry peanut clump at this point. Don't you worry, we're not done yet!
  • Stop and scrape down the sides and bottom once more, then blend again until the mixture starts to appear smooth and glossy, about 2-3 minutes. You're going to be shocked at the transformation at this point.
  • Last but not least, add in any other optional flavors you want and blend to combine. Transfer your homemade peanut butter to a jar or a container for storage!

Notes

  • If you prefer a lighter peanut flavor, opt for raw instead of roasted peanuts.
  • We personally use pink Himalayan salt for our peanut butter, but any type will do. If you have salted peanuts, omit the extra salt altogether.
  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price or calories of our recipes.
  • Nutritional information is a rough estimate.
  • Recipe cost calculations are based on ingredients local to us and may vary from recipe-to-recipe.
  • All prices are in USD.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Peanut Butter
Serving Size
 
1 tablespoon
Amount per Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8.5
g
13
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.7
g
11
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4.3
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
31.4
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
92.9
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
3.7
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.8
g
3
%
Sugar
 
1.7
g
2
%
Protein
 
3.7
g
7
%
Calcium
 
8.2
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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