making natural peanut butter

I saw a statistic that said the average American eats around three pounds of peanut butter per year. Well, I must eat three pounds of peanut butter each month!

I eat every type of natural peanut butter I can find, but not only do I like to try new brands, I like to make my own natural peanut butter at home!

There’s no better way to ensure quality, healthfulness, and freshness than by making it yourself. And best of all, it’s very simple.

DIY Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

Here’s what you’ll need for homemade natural peanut butter.

Ingredients:

  • Raw peanuts
  • An oven
  • A blender

And here’s what to do:

1. Spread raw peanuts on baking tray.

2. Place in oven, pre-heated to 350 degrees.

3. Roast for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them, since you don’t want them to burn.

4. Allow to cool.

5. Put roasted peanuts in blender or food processor.

6. Blend until smooth and creamy. Probably 3-5 minutes.

Note: Be patient. It takes a long time to blend them into actual peanut butter. At first, the peanut butter to be will look dry. Blend it a while longer and then the natural oils start to come out and you’ll have creamy PB.

7. Eat.

Want more flavor?

Here are some flavor variations on the original recipe.

Spices and seasonings are optional. You could add salt, honey, cinnamon, chipotle pepper, etc. The options are nearly unlimited!

Or make it easy on yourself and blend up some honey roasted peanuts!

 

How would you flavor your very own homemade peanut butter?

 

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Where to use this peanut butter:

– Peanut butter sandwiches you can carry with you on rides

– Granana

Photo credit: Jennifer

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