From Scratch Peanut Butter

I find so much enjoyment in cooking from scratch. There’s something so special about making items yourself instead of purchasing them pre-made at the grocery store! Here at the Hilltop we strive to make as many things as we can homemade: Fermented Pickles, Cinnamon Applesauce, Garden-Fresh Tomato Sauce, Sourdough Tortillas, and so much more!

Peanut butter was one item that I knew I wanted a homemade alternative to. Organic peanut butter is expensive, but conventional options from the grocery store are filled with extra ingredients my family tries to avoid. Solution: learn to make my own. And that’s just what I did!

The entire process turned out to be much easier that I could’ve imagined. My Ninja blender basically does all the work while I wait for my preferred texture. But I’m getting ahead of myself…let’s get to the peanut butter making process!


Follow along with this easy-to-read tutorial in order to make homemade Peanut Butter! We love this recipe because it is easy, delicious, inexpensive, and not filled with all the extra ingredients found in store-bought peanut butter. All you’ll need are some peanuts and a blender! There’s nothing quite like making food items from scratch instead of purchasing them pre-made. Enjoy!


How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

What You’ll Need

  • 16 ounces of unsalted peanuts
  • Blender (I have the Ninja blender)
  • Spatula
  • Mason jar and lid

Instructions

  1. Begin by pouring 16 ounces of unsalted peanuts into the blender.
  2. Process on medium speed for about 5 minutes.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the blender and move large pieces downward.
  4. Proceed to blend for another 5 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Repeat this process until the peanut butter is a consistency of your liking.
  6. Scoop peanut butter into a glass Mason jar or another storage container.

Notes:

  • This recipe tends to make chunky, textured peanut butter. Just know that smooth and creamy Jiff peanut butter will not be the end result here!
  • I enjoy using my Ninja blender for this recipe, but I have also heard of individuals using other kinds of blenders for this process and achieving good results too.
  • Feel free to add a but of honey or salt to taste if either of those ingredients sound appealing!
  • The addition of peanut oil will create a smoother and creamier consistency, so I suggest using a bit at a time if that’s your preferred texture.

If you make this recipe and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you served it!

How to Serve

How to Store It

Store at room temperature in a glass Mason jar or air tight storage container in a dark and dry location.

How Long Does it Last?

If stored properly, this peanut butter should last for up to 1 month.

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