How to make peanut butter

How to make peanut butter

Making peanut butter at home is a simple and straightforward process. Here’s a basic recipe to make homemade peanut butter:


– 2 cups roasted peanuts (unsalted)

– 1-2 tablespoons peanut oil (optional)

– 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)

– Salt (optional, to taste)


1. Start by roasting the peanuts (if they’re not already roasted). Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the peanuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast them for about 10-12 minutes until they turn golden brown. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

2. Allow the roasted peanuts to cool down for a few minutes. If the peanuts have skins, you can rub them together in a clean kitchen towel to remove the skins. However, leaving the skins on will add a slightly more rustic texture to the peanut butter.
3. Transfer the roasted peanuts to a food processor or a high-powered blender. If you prefer a chunky peanut butter, set aside a handful of peanuts to stir in later.

4. Process the peanuts in the food processor or blender for 1-2 minutes. Initially, the peanuts will turn into crumbs, then gradually start to clump together.

5. At this point, you can add optional ingredients if desired. You can add a tablespoon or two of peanut oil to achieve a smoother texture. If you prefer a sweeter peanut butter, add honey or maple syrup to taste. You can also add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor.

6. Continue processing the mixture for another 2-3 minutes until you reach your desired consistency. If you set aside some peanuts for a chunky texture, stir them in now and pulse a few times to incorporate them.

7. Stop occasionally during the blending process to scrape down the sides of the food processor or blender to ensure even blending.

8. Taste the peanut butter and adjust the sweetness or saltiness if necessary. You can add more honey, maple syrup, or salt according to your preference.

9. Once you’re satisfied with the consistency

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