Homemade peanut butter is going to be your new favorite thing.
Most of us just pick up a jar of peanut butter at the grocery store and use it on all kinds of things, from toast to sauces. But wait until you try homemade peanut butter. It’s not like your typical store-bought brands, this homemade recipe is really special and just so fresh! You really only need peanuts and salt, but we wanted to add a little sweetness too, so we’ve put in a little bit of honey. A quick spin in a food processor or blender and in minutes you’ve got a batch of fresh, homemade peanut butter!
We’ve got some dry roasted peanuts and that’s really all you’ll need. Oil isn’t necessary as the peanuts will naturally become smooth as they’re blended due to their natural oil content. But you will want to add some salt. We usually start with just a teaspoon of kosher salt and then slowly add more until it suits our taste.
Our family’s favorite is peanut butter that’s both salty and sweet and that’s why we add honey rather than granulated sugar because peanut butter and honey are almost as good as peanut butter and chocolate!
Once you’ve blended your peanut butter to both a desired taste and consistency, then it’s ready to be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. Now you’ve got a super fresh and tasty homemade peanut butter to spread on your morning toast. We often assume that store-bought items are more convenient than homemade, but in the case of peanut butter, especially if you’re eating peanut butter pretty often, a fresh batch of homemade peanut butter becomes an extra special and delicious way to enjoy a classic favorite.
Homemade Peanut Butter
Serves Aprox. 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- Pulse the peanuts in a food processor or blender until coarsely chopped. Add honey and salt and then blend on High until creamy.
- Add more salt and/or, to taste. Blend until peanut butter reaches desired taste and consistency.
- Store in a resealable container, like a food-grade mason jar, and refrigerate. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Texan Erin.