I don’t know about you, but we go through a lot of peanut butter in our home! It’s a great addition to oatmeal for breakfast, spread on a banana or apple slices for a snack, or with chocolate as a dessert. It’s a sad day when we run out of PB with no back-up in the cupboard.
A few weeks ago, my husband was out running an errand and I asked him to pick up peanut butter from the grocery store. He grabbed the biggest container of a natural version of a common brand, and when he got home was bummed to see that what he brought home had sugar, molasses, and palm oil added. Whomp whomp. Wherever I can avoid added sugar and oils, I like to do so. You do you. The next time I was at the grocery store, I saw canisters of unsalted roasted peanuts and was inspired to give making my own PB another try.
This ended up being the easiest recipe I made all week. No joke. I wouldn’t be promoting making your own PB if it wasn’t easy.
1 lb. roasted, unsalted peanuts
In a high-powered blender or food processor, process peanuts and salt together until creamy and smooth. Stop processing and scrape down sides occasionally, then resume blending. In about 5-7 minutes, you’ll have your own deliciously creamy homemade peanut butter. Pour into a clean mason jar and store in the fridge.
THAT IS IT, Y’ALL. It could not be simpler. I’m happy to report that this recipe is also hubby-approved.
Note – a high-powered blender or food processor is KEY to getting to the consistency you need. Just trust me. #PBfails