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The Secret to Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter is so insanely easy to make, you need peanuts and a blender and erm that’s about it!

Portrait image of homemade peanut butter being spread on white bread with unshelled peanuts and a bowl of peanut butter in the background

Peanut Butter Anyone?

I have to confess to being a bit of a peanut butter fiend and I would happily eat it with a spoon from a jar and call it breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Although it is also pretty essential in a good peanut sauce for satay!

When we moved to Hungary *mumble* years ago it was impossible to buy and despite that easing in recent years I still insist on making my own.

I make a lot of sauce and condiments myself but only when it is cheaper, easier or better than store-bought.

My sweet chilli sauce for instance or homemade mayonnaise.

When it comes to peanut butter it pretty much hits every point!

It is so cheap to make, as you would expect from a recipe that consists of so few ingredients.

It is stupidly simple, I do not know a single person that can screw this up!

Taste-wise, it is exactly the same as the stuff in the jar and you can add flavours as you wish.

It will store in a refrigerator for at least 10 days, but you will be lucky if it lasts that long!

Portrait image of homemade peanut butter being made in a mini blender

Hints and Tips.

The first hint I have is to roast your nuts… Yes, I am that childish!

This is the only place that this recipe can go wrong, just keep an eye on them so that they do not burn.

You should also blend them whilst they are hot. This adds a delicious depth of flavour to the peanut butter, it also makes them easier to blend.

You can just go with raw peanuts if you like and it works well.

When it comes to blending, at first you will think that it isn’t going to happen.

The peanuts will turn into a powder as you can see below. But keep going and you will get there as the peanuts let go of their oils.

Portrait image of homemade peanut butter being made in a mini blender at the powdery phase
Many people worry at this stage, do not fret, just keep blending!

You can stick with just adding salt to taste, which this definitely needs.

However, I also like to add a little sweetness on occasions.

You can use molasses, treacle, honey, I have even used maple syrup. You do not need much so add it a little at a time and keep tasting.

This recipe makes a pretty smooth peanut butter, if you want crunchy just keep back some of the peanuts.

Break them up with a rolling pin and blend them through at the end.

Square image of homemade peanut butter being spread on white bread with unshelled peanuts and a bowl of peanut butter in the background
Yield: 250g

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Homemade Peanut Butter is so simple to make, I have no idea who decided to put it in jar and pretend it is tough to make!

Ingredients

  • 250 g Peanuts
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C or 300°F.
  2. Place the peanuts in the oven and allow to slowly roast for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Check on them every 10 minutes and shake in the pan to ensure they do not burn.
  4. Place the peanuts in a blender and blend.
  5. Remove the lid periodically and push the peanuts to the base of the blender.
  6. When a butter has been formed add salt to taste and give it one final blitz.

Notes

Calorfic value refers to the full recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2445Total Fat: 124gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 90gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1731mgCarbohydrates: 305gFiber: 21gSugar: 264gProtein: 61g

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

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Brian Jones

Thursday 31st of May 2018

It is so simple and you can make it your own too!

Amanda

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Love love love homemade peanut butter! So simple to make. Thanks for sharing!

Brian Jones

Thursday 31st of May 2018

Me too, thanks Amanda!

Laura

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

OK, why didn't you tell me earlier? I can find, hidden in the bottom shelf, 500 gr of peanuts for € 1.5 at the Supermarket. Need to go shopping now, see you later.

Brian Jones

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

I know right a 340g jar of peanut butter if and when I can find it here in Hungary costs roughly the equivalent of 5 euros :o

Nikki

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

What's the best way to store it thanks

Brian Jones

Thursday 16th of March 2017

I store mine in an airtight jar as regular peanut butter would be stored, there are no preservatives in this though so shelf life will be shorter but have had no problems storing it 10 days or so which is well withing the shelf life of raw peanuts. I'm afraid it never lasts any longer than that :)

Jennie

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Wow funny how id never have thought of this, defiantly will give it a try. Thank you :)

Brian Jones

Monday 13th of February 2017

You are welcome Jennie, have fun.