I DID THIS.
I made it. On my own, with, like, real peanuts.
In five minutes and NOT EVEN JOKING.
This is The Peanut Butter of peanut butters. It’s peanut butter like you’ve never seen before. Or have you? If you’ve made your own peanut butter, you’re already five hundred light years ahead of me in coolness. But if you haven’t made homemade peanut butter yet, we need to talk.
How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter
In this little jar of liquid gold, we have a peanut butter with the most perfectly melty, creamy texture, and with a barely sweet, peanutty-intense flavor. Add a little honey, add a little sea salt, or more or less or nothing at all. It doesn’t even matter. Something magical happens when you whip all those peanuts around in the food processor for a few minutes, and that something is creamy, drippy peanut butter that is the definition of perfect simplicity.
Now if you’ll excuse me while I go back for my 800th spoon-dip this morning.
This homemade peanut butter thing is massively better than anything I could have expected. I’ve heard of it for years and always thought it was secretly hard or something. And/or I’m just lazy.
But oh my gosh, IT’S SO EASY, you guys. It’s probably the easiest, fastest thing you could ever make. One ingredient, one machine, five minutes.
I love love love the texture because it can be thick (just pop that bad boy in the fridge for a while) or it can be drizzle-able and soft and runny, which is how I like it.
There is just nothing better than a melty spoonful of peanut butter to bring in the morning // to satisfy my pre-lunch hungers // to treat myself to before bed. Soooo maybe it’s habit forming? I mean, like, hard to say.
Homemade Peanut Butter: Frequently Asked Questions
Each food processor’s strength is just a little bit different and it sounds like it just needs a few extra minutes in the food processor.
Fridge or at room temp works here! It’s best in the fridge though if it’s going to be several weeks before you get through it.
The honey helps balance out the saltiness of the peanuts, but if you want to keep things sugar-free, just keep the honey out.
Homemade Peanut Butter! Just peanuts, a bit of honey, a food processor, and five minutes. So creamy and delicious!
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 1–2 tablespoons honey or sugar
- additional salt to taste
- Place peanuts in a food processor. Turn the food processor on and let it run for 4-5 minutes. During this time, you’ll see the peanuts go in stages from crumbs to a dry ball to a smooth and creamy “liquid” peanut butter. Stir in the honey and any additional salt, if you want.
- Store in the fridge or at room temperature if you think you’ll go through it fast enough.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Pulse
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: peanut butter recipe, homemade peanut butter, peanut butter
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