How to Make Peanut Butter

Peanut butter. No matter how you love it - spread on toast, piled high onto celery sticks, as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or straight out of the jar, spoon in hand, with a glass of milk - making natural peanut butter at home is easier than you think. All you need is a food processor, some peanuts, a few other ingredients, and about twenty minutes of your time for this simple, all natural peanut butter recipe.

All Natural Peanut Butter Recipe

  • 2 cups (300 grams) unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons peanut or vegetable oil, if needed
  • Food processor

It's best to start with raw or roasted peanuts. Even if you buy the roasted option, we recommend re-roasting them in the oven to help bring out the flavor. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using a square or round cake pan, roast the nuts in the oven for 3 minutes. Stir the nuts around and then roast them for another 3 minutes or until light brown. Tip: Peanuts can burn quickly in an oven so keep your eye on them the entire roasting time and don't get distracted!

After the nuts have cooled down, transfer them to the food processor and use the pulse option five or six times to chop them up. Next, process them for a minute. Stir the peanuts using a rubber spatula, making sure to scrape the contents from the sides and back into the bowl. Process for another 2 or 3 minutes. At this point, the natural peanut butter should be smooth and shiny. Add the remaining ingredients and process for another minute.

This natural peanut butter recipe makes approximately 1 1/4 cups or 20 (1 tablespoon) servings.

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