Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

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I LOVE peanut butter. But, I have to say I’m pretty picky about what kind I like to eat. I like to eat REAL peanut butter that doesn’t have a lot of “extras” added to it.

I really don’t want things like high fructose corn syrup and miscellaneous chemicals and preservatives when it doesn’t need it. There is only thing that peanut butter really needs. That’s peanuts!!

dry roasted peanuts

When it comes to peanut butter preferences for me, salt is good (I like things salty) and if you like things a little sweeter, you can sweeten your peanut butter naturally with honey.

For choosing peanuts, dry roasted peanuts will give you the best flavor. You can buy unsalted peanuts if you’re looking to reduce the sodium, but I love the extra flavor from salted dry roasted peanuts.

If you use a lot of peanut butter, your best option when making it for yourself is to buy your peanuts in bulk. You can do that at a natural foods co-op, a warehouse club store (like Costco) or on Amazon.

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe Process
 

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS
Peanuts
Honey (optional)
Salt (optional)

How to make homemade peanut butter:

Place peanuts (and optional ingredients if using) in food processor and run for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.
If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.
You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts.
1 cup of peanuts yields a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Now that your peanut butter is made, you can use it to make these yummy Apple Sandwiches (perfect for after-school snacks) or pack a lunch with these Homemade PB&J Uncrustables!

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

It only takes ONE ingredient and five minutes to make delicious homemade peanut butter!

Ingredients

  • Peanuts
  • Honey (optional)
  • Salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place peanuts (and optional ingredients if using) in food processor.
  2. Run processor for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary.
  3. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.

Notes

1 cup of peanuts yields a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.

You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Comments

  1. Tammy Horn says:

    This looks so good, and very easy to make. My mom use to make her own Peanut Butter all the time, but I never knew how she made it. I am going to try this. Thank you!

  2. Jennifer Farley says:

    So much better than store bought! Love how easy it is!

  3. I love homemade peanut butter! SO much healthier, can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

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