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Homemade Peanut Butter

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Making peanut butter at home is surprisingly easy, and only requires one ingredient: peanuts! Customize this basic recipe to make smooth or chunky peanut butter, salted or unsalted peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and more.

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Peanut butter ingredients:

peanuts: that’s about it for the ingredients … seriously! You really don’t need anything else, unless you wanted to add some of your own flavor like sea salt, honey, or chocolate. But other than that, peanuts should be enough to make a smooth paste

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Peanut butter storage:

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    Keep homemade peanut butter stored in an airtight container in the fridge, and it should keep for up to 3 months (crazy, right?)! Peanuts have an amazing shelf life.

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    Uses for homemade peanut butter:

    I’ve personally never tried baking with homemade peanut butter, so I’m not too sure how it’ll hold up if you wanted to make something like peanut butter cookies. In terms of its consistency, it’s not quite as thick and creamy as store bought peanut butter because it doesn’t have any additives. So I don’t think it would make a great option for baking.

    That being said, this peanut butter is delicious raw! It’s great with crackers, on toast, on pretzels, with oats, with apples, or whatever else you like!

    Scaling this recipe: Make less or more peanut butter:

    You can really easily scale this recipe depending on how much or how little peanut butter you’d like. A general rule of thumb is that for every cup of peanuts, you’ll get about 1/2 a cup or 2/3 of a cup of peanut butter. I wouldn’t use less than 1 cup, or more than 5 cups of peanuts at a time, just because your food processor can have difficulty processing them if it’s not full enough or too full!

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    Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

    Making peanut butter at home is surprisingly easy, and only requires one ingredient: peanuts! Customize this basic recipe to make smooth or chunky peanut butter, salted or unsalted peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and more.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 0 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1 & 1/2 cups (approx.)

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups peanuts, dry roasted * see notes

    Instructions

    • Pour your shelled, roasted peanuts into the bowl of a large food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Pause every 30 seconds or so to prevent the food processor from overheating. Give it about a 10 second break, and continue processing in 30 second intervals. Pause as necessary to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.

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    Notes

    * You can buy pre-roasted peanuts from the store, or roast your own at home. The longer you roast your peanuts, the more rich the roasted flavor will be and the darker your peanut butter.
    To roast your own peanuts at home, preheat your oven to 350°F. Scatter shelled peanuts onto a large baking sheet, making sure they’re in one layer, without any overlap. Roast for 5 to 10 minutes in your oven, or until fragrant and lightly browned (to your liking). Transfer the roasted peanuts to a separate heat safe bowl after they’re done because they can continue to cook if left on the hot baking sheet. Cool completely to room temperature before using.

    Enjoy!



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