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Homemade peanut butter is such a delicious treat. It’s not only easy to make, but you also know everything that’s in it.
One way to make it is with just peanuts and nothing else. However, I like it more when it has a few more ingredients. Although I’m showing a specific recipe below, you can alter it to your personal taste. In fact, you can make it a variety of ways so everyone in the family can be happy.
Peanut butter has always been one of my absolute favorite sandwich fillings. I didn’t have it often when I was a child, but I’ve more than made up for it since then. In fact, I probably have it at least twice a week. At least I know it’s good for me as long as it doesn’t have too many additives.
One of the many things I’ve always loved about peanut butter is that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. For that reason, I never worried when I packed it in my children’s lunchboxes.
I always made sure we had some backup peanut butter, in case the electricity went off. Most of the time, it was in jars. But later on, I started making it from scratch as a treat.
Peanut Butter Everything
I can’t say enough times how much I love peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter candy, peanut butter anything. I’m simply crazy about the stuff. That’s why you’ll find peanut butter in so many of the recipes I make and post here.
If you’ve never tried my flourless peanut butter cookies, check them out. They’re easy and a perfect dessert if you have to follow a gluten-free diet.
Another delicious dessert I make is these peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats. It’s a variation of the Rice Krispie treat, only it’s much better because it has … both peanut butter and chocolate. How can you get any better than that?
I also make some incredible peanut butter fudge. Try it. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to make. Be sure to have enough to go around and for seconds. Everyone will want your recipe, so it’s up to you whether or not to give it to them.
Homemade Peanut Butter Ingredients
Of course, you’ll need peanuts—either raw or roasted. I used roasted this time, but I like either form. You also need some sort of oil to keep it smooth. The ideal oil is peanut oil, but since I didn’t have any, I used vegetable oil. Sometimes I add honey and salt, but other times, I strictly use peanuts and oil.
You’ll also need some sort of food processor or blender. The NutriBullet is so simple, that’s what I typically use. This is an older one that I’ve been using for many years.
Some peanut butter purists will insist that you shouldn’t use anything but peanuts. Try it that way, but remember it’s your peanut butter. So you can put anything in it you want.
In fact, if it sounds good, try adding some jelly and mixing it directly into your peanut butter. I’m not a fan of the combination, so I don’t add the jelly. It’s all a matter of personal taste.
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter
Making homemade peanut butter is so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it all your life. Simply toss everything into the blender or food processor, turn it on, and let it run until the peanuts become peanut butter.
If you want it chunky, stop the blender before that happens. It’s as simple as that.
If you don’t have a NutriBullet, I highly recommend getting one. They’re perfect for making nut butters, smoothies for one or two people, and sauces for whatever you’re cooking.
You can get the basic one with all the attachments like I have in the recipe card below. Or you can get this NutriBullet with extra power. I have the original one, and it’s lasted several years. However, I do plan to upgrade soon.
Benefits of Peanuts
Peanuts are loaded with all kinds of healthy nutrients. So unless you’re allergic to them, it’s a good idea to add them to your diet.
Here are some of the benefits of peanuts, according to Healthline.com:
- They’re loaded with protein, which is good for your muscles.
- Peanuts are very low in carbohydrates, so you can have them if you’re on a low-carb diet.
- They have the heart-healthy kind of fats that help lower your LDL.
- Peanuts are also a good source of quite a few other nutrients, including biotin, thiamine, manganese, copper, niacin, folate, phosphorous, and magnesium.
- They’re packed with antioxidants that help prevent many diseases, including cancer.
- 3/4 cup of peanuts
- 2 tablespoons of oil (peanut or vegetable)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Salt to taste
- Put all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. I use the NutriBullet.
- Turn it on and pulverize the peanuts until they get stuck on the edge. Open the blender and scrape the peanuts back to the middle. Close it again and run it until you have peanut butter.
- Use it as a spread on bread, stuff celery with it, or serve it on crackers.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 239 Total Fat 21g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 258mg Carbohydrates 10g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 6g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 7g