Introduction: Homemade Peanut Butter

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Here's how to make homemade peanut butter.  I wish I'd tried this years ago as I may never buy again!

Step 1: You Will Need:

1 10-14 oz bag of raw Spanish peanuts (shelled)
Peanut oil
Kosher salt
Honey

Toaster oven
Mini food processor

Step 2: Prepare for Roasting

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

(You can remove the peanut skins but I like to leave them on for added flavor and fiber.)

Toss peanuts with 2 tbsp of peanut oil and 1 tbsp of kosher salt.

Spread on a sheet pan in a single layer.


Step 3: Roast and Cool

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Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring the peanuts and turning the pan around about halfway through.

Remove and cool on a rack for several minutes.  Peanuts will continue to cook and become crunchy as they cool.

Step 4: Prepare the Mix

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Place peanuts in food processor.  Do not fill more than halfway.

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons honey (optional), and kosher salt to taste.  Add salt sparingly as more can be added later if desired.

Step 5: Pulse and Pulverize

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Pulse slowly until the peanuts begin to break up, then continuously until they become more like a paste, stopping and scraping down from the sides as needed.

For a crunchy texture, leave coarse.

For a smooth texture, add more peanut oil as needed and puree longer.

At this time a heavenly aroma should begin to permeate the kitchen!

Step 6: Store and Enjoy

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Turn out into a storage container.  It can be kept in the refrigerator up to two months.  But it won't last that long!

Practice saying this: "Mmmmmmmmmmm!".  You will say this the first and every time you taste it!

Comments

onrust (author)2010-04-11

OMG.........I've got to try this....I never thought it was this easy!

budji3 (author)2010-04-11

Thanks for the simple and very doable steps in making homemade peanut butter. I can see a lot of possibilities with it! God bless!

chefmichel (author)2010-01-24

Great instructable !
Does anybody knows how many calories per serving it contains ?
Or maybe calories per teaspoon ?
Chefmichel

kissiltur (author)2010-01-22

is the oven temperature in fahrenheit or celsius?

implaxis (author)kissiltur2010-01-23

350C is 662F.  Is there any home oven that gets that hot?  Nevertheless, I clarified it.

reedz (author)kissiltur2010-01-22

Fahrenheit I do believe

MattGyver92 (author)2010-01-22

Mmmmm...... Yum.

Doctor What (author)2010-01-22

 I remember doing this when I saw Mr. Rogers do it.  I love the taste of homemade! 

psquires (author)2010-01-22

Or eliminate steps 2-4
1. buy any 16 oz bag of peanuts, I prefer Virginia Peanuts with salt
5. pulerize
6. store

If you don't have a food processor and you do have a food coop, often they have a nut processor to grind up whatever nuts you like.

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