Homemade Peanut Butter

Say goodbye to store bought and hello to delicious! Homemade peanut butter is so easy and so much better for you.

Peanut Butter

15 ounces shelled and skinned roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons honey or other sweetener (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil (optional)

Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Options:

Toasting also gives your peanut butter a deeper, richer flavor.

You can use nuts that come pre-roasted from the store. Give them a quick trip through the oven to warm them up and help the oils loosen up.

You can absolutely substitute any nut you like in this recipe. The method is exactly the same for making any other kind of nut butter

Add cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutella, chocolate, etc. Since you can make batches that are as big or small as you like, it’s very easy to experiment with different versions.

Homemade peanut butter will never be quite as perfectly smooth as a jar of Skippy. It will always have a rougher texture than the commercially-prepared stuff.