Stay down-to-earth with a satisfying jar of homemade peanut butter!
I love peanut butter, so if you could only imagine my face as I tasted the first spoon full of this homemade bliss. You might think, well peanut butter must be really hard to make since so many people buy it at the store, but you would be wrong. After you see how easy this is to make, you will find yourself making this treat every week!
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Simple Homemade Peanut Butter
- 3 cups peanuts shelled, raw
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Spread the peanuts on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, stirring half way through to make sure they do not BURN (don't worry I've burnt them many times also). Once the nuts are done roasting, let them cool for about 10 minutes. You can then easily slip off the skins, but I find that they do not really make a difference in taste or texture, so you can leave them on.
- Next, add the peanuts to a food processor or a high-speed blender with a plunger attachment. Sprinkle in the salt and process for about 5-10 minutes, scraping the sides as necessary. You can tell when the peanuts have turned to butter, they will release their oil and become really smooth and creamy. If you are using a high-speed blender, use the frozen dessert setting while pushing the peanuts down into the blades with the plunger, this only took about 1 minute for mine to finish. Once your nut butter is done, keep it in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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Do you know what are the calories are compared to store bought?
This is great thanks! Do you know what are the difference in calories/fat and how long will it last in the fridge?
what is the comparison to this and PB2?
Dene, When you make your own pb, you decide what ingredients to use. Regular pb has lots of refined sugar and other not so healthy ingredients.
I'm assuming you can do this with Almonds as well?
Melissa, Will add asap!
Karen, 1 cup of peanuts has about 38 carbs.
How much is 29 grams? I'm on a low sodium diet and have to keep pretty close track of salts
Paula, 29 mg is low. However, I would recommend would recommend leaving out the salt…taste yummy with or without! 🙂
How about using sunflower seeds?
Tim, I’ve never tried sunflower seeds. Let us know if you do. Sunflower butter should be wonderful.
How long does it keep?
Dawn, It keeps in my fridge for about 3 weeks, if it lasts that long. 🙂
How much does this recipe make?
Lisa, Approximately 8 ounces.
Aren't plain roasted peanuts available and why not use those instead of buying raw and roasting them?
That's fine, just be sure there's no added junk.
wow this sounds super easy! I usually get mine from the local co-op or whole foods market where the machine processes the nuts for me and is kind of pricey. So I can't wait to make this at home!
I made a batch of this today, and it is so much better than store bought. I like that there's no added sugar and can control the sodium in it. It was a pain getting it all scraped out of the food processor and into the jar, and squeezing the peanuts out of the skin. But it was all well worth it!
How much of the peanut butter are we to consume for the 3 day detox? Also it’s kind of late for me to make this, so how much of the regular peanut butter do I use? Celery?
Andrea, I would recommend a “natural” peanut butter which has only peanuts and a little salt. No more than 1 tablespoon.