Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Homemade Peanut Butter in 5 Minutes Or Less

***this is a repost. Hope you enjoy.

I wasn't so sure how this was going to turn out. It's been a long time since I could afford the all natural peanut butter. We've been surviving on Jiff for the last few years which tastes nice and sweet but it's killing me one spoonful at a time with all it's sugar, fat and chemicals.

Still tastes good though.

And then through web surfing and recipe searches I came across loads of homemade peanut butter recipes and decided to give it a try. I ended up tweaking the recipes until I got the right consistency and flavor for my family and this is the end result.

Homemade 100% Natural Peanut Butter In 5 Minutes Or Less!

You'll need....

a food processor
1 1/2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Honey (optional) hey, we're just coming off Jiff.

Pour all ingredients in food processor and process until creamy. We added 2 tablespoons of local farmers market honey to sweeten it up a bit but if you're already used to the all natural peanut butter it tastes just fine without it.

And (drum roll please) the total cost for 11 ounces of all natural peanut butter?


I priced Smart Balance, Adams, Hearts and Minds, and Crazy Richards peanut butters and for the same amount and similar quality it would have cost between $3.08 - 3.96 to purchase it pre-made.

Besides the fact that homemade is incredibly cheaper you can also control the salt, sweetener, quantity, and texture of the finished product.

And if you prefer chunky texture, just hold out 1/4 cup of the peanuts until the very end and then add them to your creamy product and process until coarsely chopped.

For storage, keep in a cool airtight container in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome, I am going to try this very soon.

Danielsen5 said...

I wanted to let everyone know that I tried this and it was great. I have also used this same recipe and swaped out cashews to make cashew butter, awesome, and almonds to make home made almond butter, doubly awesome! LOL Once I had no honey so used brown sugar instead, worked great! Very veristail recipe, thanks Gail :)

Veronica said...

Thanks so much for this post. My youngest son loves peanut butter sandwiches and we also love the taste of Jif. Instead of buying a new jar, I'll be giving this a try.

Truth Seeker said...

Great recipe! Thanks

Rainy Day Farm said...

Can't wait to try this. We go through a TON of PB in our house, and like you we have been using Jiff. It does taste good, but I hate the chemicals in it! Thanks for sharing!

WendyLou said...

Do you think it would work in a blender?? My food processor bit the dust a while back and no $$ to replace it.

The Lost Goat said...

I can't find organic chunky peanut butter without sugar in my area; this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I got this recipe from you a while back and have made it a couple of times. It's delicious - we love it! And soooo easy! Thanks!