Make Your Own Peanut Butter

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Can we talk peanut butter for a second? I was totally one of those picky-eater kids growing up, I had a major peanut butter and jelly phase. And even though my palette has (I hope) matured since then-I think I was on to something. Because peanut butter is AWESOME! So I thought it would be fun to try and make my own-which was a great success! And then I whipped up a chocolate version… here’s how you can make your own:
How to make peanut butter
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To make peanut butter at home all you need is: 16 ounces of dry roasted peanuts (more or less depending on how much you want to make at once) a pinch or two of salt and a food processor.

Place all the peanuts in your food processor and blend for 8-10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes you may need to stop the processor and use a spoon to break up the peanuts/scrap down the sides of the bowl. At first the mixture will get crumbly/powder-y… just keep on processing because it will turn creamy!

Depending on the freshness of your peanuts you may need to add a teaspoon or two of oil (canola, vegetable or peanut oil work well) but it usually is not necessary. Once your peanut butter is creamy, taste it and add a bit of salt if you like. Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to a month.

If you’ve ever bought natural peanut butter before you’ve probably noticed that sometimes a little oil separation occurs-that’s normal, just stir your peanut butter before use if you notice this happens.

Vegan nutellaAnother delicious nutty-spread I adore is Nutella! Here is a homemade chocolate hazelnut spread that is both vegan and gluten free.

Needed: 1 1/2 cups raw hazelnuts, 1/2 cup sugar, 5-6 tablespoons cocoa (I used dutch-processed), 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, 1/4 cup oil (I used vegetable) and 2 tablespoons coconut milk.

In your food process blend up the hazel nuts until they begin to get creamy (5-7 minutes) then add the other ingredients and blend for another minute or two until well combined. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. This spread will be a little thicker than the homemade peanut butter-but it’s delicious!

Homemade peanut butterSome recipes that require a food processor can be done in a blender-this is not one of those recipes. Unless you have a really high-end, high-powered blender I highly recommend using a food processor. 🙂

Happy snacking! xo. Emma and Elsie

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How to Make Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces of dry roasted peanuts
  • a pinch or two of salt

Instructions

  1. Place all the peanuts in your food processor and blend for 8-10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes you may need to stop the processor and use a spoon to break up the peanuts/scrap down the sides of the bowl. At first the mixture will get crumbly/powder-y… just keep on processing because it will turn creamy! Depending on the freshness of your peanuts you may need to add a teaspoon or two of oil (canola, vegetable or peanut oil work well) but it usually is not necessary. Once your peanut butter is creamy, taste it and add a bit of salt if you like.
  2. Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to a month. If you've ever bought natural peanut butter before you've probably noticed that sometimes a little oil seperation occurs-that's normal, just stir your peanut butter before use if you notice this happens.
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  • it looked soooo yum, so i made both straight away 🙂 and they were yummy!
    thanks for sharing.
    love the container too!!

  • Just made the choco hazelhut. So tasty! Now I just have to bake some fresh bread <3

  • mhhh, really great. Made some earlier and I love it.
    Greeting from Germany!

  • Oh god I miss peanut butter. I’ve been without peanut butter for almost a year now because my boyfriend is allergic – Sunbutter is great, but isn’t quite the same.

  • I just made a batch of the chocolate hazelnut spread, and it’s absolutely delicious! I did change up a couple of things: I reduced the oil to 2T (instead of the 4T called for), and increased the coconut milk to 4-6T (to get it to the consistency we wanted). I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

  • Yum! This looks and sounds amazing! I must try this! But for now I’ll use up my Justin’s Butter!

  • I was wondering if you knew if the same thing could be done with almonds to make almond butter, or if you’ve tried that?

  • Thank you thank you thank you!

    I am unashamedly addicted to peanut butter, but whenever I shove in that Kraft processed stuff I feel like I don’t even know what else is in it.

    I love that you did this, next project: PEANUT BUTTER!

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  • your homemade nutella recipe just saved my life! 🙂
    and all i ever crave is nutella.
    i am allergic to lactose, soy, and gluten, so finding foods I can eat is almost impossible.

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  • Ummm make your own peanut butter, I’m sold! They look so precious in these labeled Jars. This has def been pinned!

  • Thank you sooo much for sharing! I need to do this soo badly! xx

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  • My friend and I once made almond butter like this! We were trying to make almond flour, but he had bought roasted almonds instead of blanched and it was delicious!

  • Really clever, I’d never thought of making my own peanut butter and I love the stuff!

  • YUMM! I am pretty sure I am going to have to give this a try on the double because I mean who doesn’t loooove peanut butter!

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  • Oh! Yum. yum! And it doesn’t sound all that difficult!

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  • What food processor do you use? I keep looking at reviews online and they’re so all over the place I don’t know what to trust or how much to spend!

  • looks amazing!

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  • Yum! I love peanut butter 🙂
    I’m having a vegan week on my blog, so I’m eternally happy that peanut butter is vegan!

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    xoxo.

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  • My husband loves natural peanut butter. I bet he would love both of these!

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  • Love it! Two of my favorite foods! This seems way easier than I ever imagined it would be! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is the first DIY peanut butter I’ve come across! Great idea, and love the mason jar packaging.
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  • Yummers!! I like to make my own almond butter cuz it’s so much cheaper at home. You can make nut/seed blends that are really good, too!

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  • okay, now I really have got to try this.

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  • Wow, oh wow! I never would have imagined making peanut butter could be so simple. Got to love food processors. And oh, I must try the hazelnut spread. It sounds and looks so tasty!

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  • Why have I never even considered doing this?! I bet it’s absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • ahhhh! I have always had a HUGE love for PB&J (it runs in my family, hehe!).

    My dad LOVES natural Peanut Butter and always stands in grocery store isles reading the backs of peanut butter jars for like an hour every time he’s there – and since his birthday is coming up, this is PERFECT! Thanks:)

  • Looks great – I’m a bit of a Nutella-fiend so the chocolate hazelnut one is really rocking my boat!

  • excellent! now I don’t need to worry about running out of nutella! thanks for sharing!

  • I was really excited about the peanut butter, and then I noticed there was a nutella-knockoff. I think I love you, now!
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  • that looks so yummy. i think natural peanut butter would last longer for me if i make it myself in small batches. i can’t wait to try it.

  • Yumm! I love both of them as well! I really want to try make them! If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups, you should try this naughty trick; spread both peanut butter and nutella onto a piece of toast. So it’s like pb and j, but instead it’s pb&n. delish!

  • YUM! What a great idea. I love the packaging 🙂
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  • I had no idea it was this easy to make peanut butter! Just never thought about it. 🙂

  • do these have to go in the fridge I prefer mine in the pantry so they are always creamy…anyone know?

  • Amazing!! I’ve been wanting to make my own almond butter for a while, and I think I’ll give peanut a try. And it’s funny you should post the hazelnut spread recipe – I had just been thinking I’d like to try and find a vegan Nutella recipe 🙂

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  • Would you say this is healthier than, per say, Jif or Skippy? It looks amazing!

  • I have been in a forced peanut butter rehab for MONTHS.
    If it is much less hard to find than it had been for a long time, it is pretty expensive here in France. You just made my day, thank you SO MUCH!

  • looks yummy! I became addicted to pb&j sandwiches when i was prego with my son! i need to try this!

  • I love Nutella! When I want a real treat I make homemade crepes and slather them with Nutella. I’ll definitely try making my own. Thanks for sharing!
    xx
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  • HECK. YES. nothing better than fresh peanut butter!!! i usually grind my own at the grocery store, but i’m trying this for sure!

    Kate 🙂

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  • I’ve made almond butter at home and now I really need to try to do the chocolate hazelnut spread. It sounds and looks really delicious!

  • Oh my gosh how yummy. I know over at the Mothers Market they literally have a make your own peanut butter dispenser. It’s so cool. I need to try both.

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  • OOOOh thanks for posting this! I really want to try this!

  • PB is my all time favorite thing to eat… never gets old! I will have to try this , though there is something about skippy pb that I can’t resist!

    xxx
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  • I am trying this. Peanut butter has gotten so high and I think you could make this cheaper. Thanks for the tip.

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  • Could you use sweetener instead of sugar? They both look fantastic and I’d love to give both a whirl.Rx

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  • Oh my goodness gracious…Ok..this is so gonna be my downfall..haha!! Tooooo yummy!! 🙂

    xo

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  • Oh yum! And it doesn’t sound all that difficult. I’d love to try this. I love peanut butter with raisins and cinnamon in it, I’d love to try to make that.

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  • awesome! great recipe!
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  • I love peanut butter too! Thanks for the recipes.

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  • I love making nut butters! I recently made pecan butter. Delicious!

    Raw Pecan Butter

  • Looks great! I always make my own jam, but it would be fun to do my own peanut butter as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • I’m addicted to peanut butter, and this seems like a healthy (and less expensive) remedy to my problem. Thanks!!

  • Thank you for mentioning that this is gluten-free! It’s so hard to find good recipes! These look delicious!

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  • Yum, I can’t wait to try that Chocolate Hazelnut Butter! Love it when you gals include vegan recipes 🙂

  • I made hazelnut paste one day, it was delicious and it tastes so much healthier than the bought one. I can’t wait to try making the hazelnut cocoa spread!

  • Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always been a little sad that Nutella has dairy in in it (and therefore I can’t eat it), but this dairy-free version sounds delicious!

  • I neve thought I could make peanut butter at home–so going to try this 🙂

  • omg most everything I bake or make has peanut butter in it. I bet this would save a lot of money and make the recipes that much more fun. Thanks for this. i can’t believe it’s that simple 🙂 What a great idea.

  • These are two great ideas they would make lovely foodie gifts – thanks Emma

    Take Care
    Nic xo

  • this looks so amazing! definitely going to try it out

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  • OMG!!
    I love peanut butter but it never crossed my mind to make my own at home – I’ll bookmark this and try it asap!

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