Homemade peanut butter

Not sure if it’s just me…. but people have always told me i shoukd make my own nut butter… but I’ve always just thought it’s too time consuming and not worth it. Not to mention that buying *good* peanut butter, i.e PB with just peanuts, a little oil and salt isn’t so expensive where i live.

So i have never really had a reason to make my own nut butter….. that was until now.

As you may have all noticed by now…. i love using my blender. And i thought…. I’ve tried frozen bananas, but the real test is how it works with nuts…. and well, it works well.

The result was a creamy peanut butter which i just want to eat by the spoonful hahha. Next time I’ll try adding some cacao and sweetener to make chocolate peanut butter.

I might even try making my own nutella… sounds amazing right? 😍👌

So…. how do you make your own peanut butter. Well it’s super simple,but does of course require a good blender or food processor!

And all you really need is 3 ingredients… or two ingredients if you use pre-salted peanuts.

I decided to use salted peanuts and roast them for 5-10 minutes prior to mixing them. Just because it brings out more flavour according to me.

I used about 300g peanuts and as you can see… it didn’t result in a huge amount of nut butter. So if you want more than what is pictured…. use more peanuts!

How to store the peanut butter?

I stored mine in the fridge and it should last 5-7 days… maybe longer but i haven’t tested myself. There isn’t really anything that should make it go bad either.

How to make the peanut butter:

Ingredients:

300g peanuts

Pinch of salt

2-3 tbsp oil of choice (go for a neutral type of oil or peanut oil)

Blender

How to:

Preheat oven to 160C

Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Pour the peanuts onto the baking tray. Don’t overfill the tray, spread the peanuts out a little.

Bake in the oven around 10 minutes, just so that the peanuts are slightly roasted.

Once roasted, take out of the oven and allow to cool slightly.

Then in your mixer, add the peanuts and begin mixing on medium-high speed. Keep mixing until a paste begins to form. Then pour in the oil, 1 tablespoon at a time and keep mixing.

Depending on whether you want creamy or crunchy peanut butter, mix until you reach your desired consistency. If you want a crunchy peanut butter you may want to use a little less oil.

Note, if you didn’t use presalted peanuts i would recommend you add 1-2tsp salt, depending on how many peanuts you are using. The best is to add 1/2 tsp salt, give it a taste and add more if necessary!

Pour the peanut butter into a jar or glass container and store in the fridge up to a week. Note, should work fine to be stored longer as well!!!

Note, you can most likely skip the oil in this recipe! You just need to mix it longer then.

Give this recipe a try… or why not try with another nut such as almond, cashew or hazelnut!

If you make your own peanut butter don’t forget to tag me on instagram and let me know! (Instagram: itsahealthylifestyle).

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