True fact : I eat peanut butter every. single. day.
I’m pretty sure that I’m obsessed. Peanut butter is a good thing to be obsessed with, though, because it’s full of protein, good fats, AND it can pretty much go on anything to make it taste delicious!
I put peanut butter on sandwiches, dip fruit into it, dip carrots into it (it’s good, I swear!), and dip chocolate chips in it for a healthy homemade Reese’s cup! Peanut butter’s powers have no limits.
Because I eat so much peanut butter, I figured it was time to make my own. Making your own peanut butter is better than eating store-bought peanut butter because not-so-good ingredients like palm seed oil and sugar sneak into the processed kind. I figure that if I make my own, I can have more of it because I don’t have to worry about eating too much sugar or icky oil! Hooray for more peanut butter!
There’s only one ingredient in this peanut butter compared to the 7 or 8 ingredients in processed peanut butter! It also only takes a minute or two to make. Hooray for simple recipes!
Homemade Peanut Butter
makes 3/4 cup
- 1 cup of peanuts (I used ½ raw jungle peanuts and ½ salted, roasted, canned peanuts. That way, I get the benefits of raw peanuts with the tastiness of salted and roasted peanuts!)*
Pour the peanuts into a high speed blender (I used a Vitamix)**. Slowly increase the speed on the blender and process at high until the nuts turn from a flour into a butter (about a minute and a half). You may have to stop the blender a few times and mix it around so all the nuts blend. Take the peanut butter out of the blender and enjoy!
**I haven’t tried this, but it would probably work to make peanut butter in a food processor! You’ll just have to blend it for longer.
*You could use this same method to make almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, and coconut butter, too! Just sub whatever you want to make into a butter for the peanuts and blend it up!