How to make homemade peanut butter using only 1 ingredient - peanuts! It only takes 10 minutes and makes delicious, healthy peanut butter!
Look look look look look!! I MADE this!!
I have just fulfilled one of my
lifelong year long goals.
- Make peanut butter...check!
It's so smooth. And creamy. And delicious!
I have a love/hate relationship with peanut butter. As in I love it with chocolate/in baking/with jam and hate it...by itself. Yep, I am a weirdo. But but but I am super excited to announce that this has now changed.
I am officially in LOVE/LOVE with peanut butter! This one anyway.
Aaaaand ready for the kicker?
Yes. Just one.
After I made it Josh (the resident peanut butter lover in our house) asked me what was in it.
Josh: What's in it?
Josh: What else?
Josh: Nothing else?
Me: Nope, just peanuts!
Extreme intellectual conversations happening here.
But that is my favourite thing about this magical peanut butter. No added salt, sugar, preservatives or anything. Just plain old peanuts. Thrown into the food processor for 10 minutes until this happens.
It's worth noting that this journey of homemade peanut butter discovery was a long one for me. I saw other people doing it and tried, but I just couldn't do it! I was ending up with a sort of peanut paste, but nothing like the runny liquidy beautiful peanut butter I was dreaming of. Eventually I figured out why - 2 reasons.
- Raw peanuts didn't work. Roasted peanuts did. Also, I used roasted salted peanuts but if you wanted to control the saltiness, feel free to use plain roasted. I'm also 110% sure that honey roasted peanuts would be even more amazing. Or just adding some honey! (UPDATE 25/8/15 Just made it with honey roasted peanuts, and as predicted, it was AWESOME! Plus, it only took about 6 minutes to blend together)
- It did not take 5 minutes like most things I'd read said. It took about 10 minutes. I kept getting frustrated at the 5 and even 8 minute mark and quit, ending up with a peanutty paste that turned into a rock in the fridge. Lesson: persevere! It will happen. And it will be a beautiful moment when it does.
Here is how the process looked:
Peanuts! Prepare to meet your maker.
30 seconds in, looking like breadcrumbs.
2 minutes in, it's starting to clump together
5 minutes in - slightly paste like.
8 minutes in - looking more like peanut butter.
10 minutes in - we have a winner!
So once I was using the right peanuts and not getting mad when after 5 minutes I didn't have peanut butter, it was good! It's worth noting that it may take less time depending on the processor you are using.
And now I am eating peanut butter approximately 10 times per day.
Please make this. It will be one of the best things you do.
Homemade Peanut Butter
- 2 cups roasted peanuts salted or unsalted
- Extra salt or honey to taste
- Place peanuts in food processor.
- Process on high speed for 8-12 minutes until you have a smooth, creamy peanut butter.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Robyn Crighton says
Hi Laura, I'm a crunchy peanut butter fan....so do you think it would just be a case of blending until it's still chunky enough for me or does it need to be blended quite a bit so it doesn't turn into a rock as you described in one of your earlier efforts?
Hi Amanda, yes just stop when it's the right texture for you!
You probably always finish this way to quickly to tell, but roughly how long will it keep?
Hi Iris, it should keep for months!
Hey, just curious why it's best to store this in the fridge when store bought with no preservatives etc doesn't need to be?
Hi Emily, I just prefer to store it in the fridge, it definitely can be stored at room temperature! Laura
Kim @zonktdesigns says
Oh how fabulous, my hubby has me buying all the expensive peanut butters just to add to his morning smoothies.
This is a great idea & that's for all the tips as I'd have not stuck to it ether.
It's like the chickpea meringue never would gave thought it'd worked & it just does.
Also I shared a cauliflower rice this week whic had me laugh because it's the same thing 1 ingredient, I felt stupid sharing it as a recipe, lol.
Oh & the BEST peanut butter I had, was made with a little maple syrup... If you like the honey, try the maple, AMAZING!
Thanks for linking up to YWF xx
Hahaha it's so ridiculous right? Sometimes it's the idea though...I love reading other peoples 1 ingredient "recipes!" OMG maple syrup would make this amazing!!! I'll have to try that next time 🙂 Chickpea meringue? I'm going to have to go and check that out!
Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers says
I've been buying a NZ brand but I'm going to try this now thanks for the step by step guide.
No worries! Once you start making this you won't want to buy PB again!
I am a peanut butter nut (pun intended ha ha!) so am loving this - I opt for store-bought too often and need to give this a try!
Hahaha I love a good peanut butter pun! And this is the peanut butter that has turned me into a nutter too! So good!!
Shari from GoodFoodWeek says
I think I should make homemade peanut butter because the boys go through so much of it.
That was my thinking too - Josh eats so much of it but he still prefers the bought stuff!! Can't win em all! I definitely like the homemade version better though 🙂
Lauren @ Create Bake Make says
Wow, that is very exciting! I can't wait to try this!
You really should - I've gone from a total peanut butter hater to eating it everyday!
Also -- you don't have to post this comment, but I wanted you to know your connect links at the top right of your page are broken :-/ (the icons for pinterest, instagram, and facebook)
Thank you SO MUCH!!! I had no idea they weren't working, they should be fixed now...really appreciate it! 🙂
Wow! I really had no idea there were no extra ingredients to make your own peanut butter! I bet the honey roasted would be amazing!! Thanks for sharing, SO easy 🙂 Yum!
I know, I always assumed there would be other ingredients too...I've just bought some honey roasted peanuts so that's on the agenda for today 🙂
I love homemade peanut butter, it's better than Pics!
So much better right?! Waaaaaay cheaper too! 🙂