Peanut butter, there’s something yummy about the peanutty taste (especially with apples). YUM! Homemade Peanut Butter is even tastier than you can imagine and it only contains healthy things. While the convenience of grabbing a jar of our favorite brand maybe something that is a cheaper to do, it’s what’s inside that makes me go “hmm”. We’ve cut out almost all hydrogenated oil products - yep, it’s in peanut butter - one step at a time.
Homemade peanut butter is easy to make.
When I began researching homemade peanut butter, I found several articles stating you need a certain peanut or there were several steps that I didn’t want to take to make my own. Shelling peanuts was out of the question, dealing with the papery skins I didn’t want to deal with, oven roasting – it’s summer time for goodness sake, I wasn’t heating up my kitchen. I even found one where the raw peanuts were boiled before roasting - one step I didn't want to deal with.
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After doing some reading on the perfect type of peanut for making peanut butter, I went with THESE since they were labeled for peanut butter and I didn’t have to do anything with them other than pouring them into the food processor bowl.
Depending on how big your bowl is, you may be able to process the whole pound of peanuts, if not (like me) you can chop them up in batches. Just chop them until they become coarse, crumbly little pieces. If you have two batches, you can add all the peanuts in at this time, depending on your bowl.
Drizzle the oil in the peanuts while processing. The peanuts will begin to ball up, but keep processing, they will become smoother. My peanut butter did not become as smooth as store bought, but we like it just the same. At this time, I also added the honey and salt. It did take a couple of times of tasting to get the sweetness we like. If needed add more oil/ salt/ honey at this time.
Storage - I’ve read different things about storing the homemade peanut butter in the refrigerator. I put my jar in the cabinet for a week and did not see a difference. I then put it in the refrigerator and it became thicker and harder to spread, so back to the cabinet it went.
You may find the oil will separate from the peanut butter, just give a good stir before using.
Homemade Peanut Butter
1 lb peanuts
2 Tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons honey
Place the peanuts in food processor bowl and chop until coarse. Drizzle the oil while processing until peanuts began to come together. Add salt and honey and continue processing until tastes and smoothness is acquired. Store in an airtight container.