Homemade Peanut Butter

Total Time:
5 min
5 min

approximately 1 1/2 cups

  • 15 ounces shelled and skinned AB's roasted peanuts, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Roasted Peanuts:
  • 2 pounds in-shell raw peanuts*
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons kosher salt

Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Roasted Peanuts:

*Cooks note: If eating peanuts roasted right out of the shell, use Virginia or Valencia peanuts. If utilizing roasted peanuts to make peanut butter, use Spanish peanuts as they have a higher oil content.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse the peanuts under cool water to remove excess dirt. Pat dry and place in a large bowl and toss with the peanut oil and salt until well coated.

Place on 2 half sheet pans, making sure to spread them out into a single layer. Roast in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking. Once you remove the peanuts from the oven, let them cool slightly before eating. They will continue to "cook" and become crunchy as they cool.

If using peanuts to make peanut butter, remove shells and discard. Remove the skin by rubbing the peanuts together in your hands held over a salad spinner, allowing the peanuts and skins to fall into the bowl. Once the skin has been loosened from all of the peanuts close the salad spinner and spin until all of the skin has been separated from the peanuts.

Yield: Approximately 2 pounds roasted peanuts in shell

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I used a Magic Bullet. I also used a potato masher. A little creativity goes a long way. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doesn't address issues we real people (not rating bots) are having. Food processors, questions unanswered. This recipe sucks because it doesn't explain ANYTHING!!!! If Oil Content is an issue, then how do we extract said oil? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this site does a better article http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-homemade-peanut-butter-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-199110 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't make peanut butter! I've looked at a zillion different websites and recipes with the same instructions: just process the nuts until creamy. My problem is that it never becomes creamy - even after 5, 10, 15, 20 minutes. Perhaps its my machine? It's an Oster-brand machine (link: bit.ly/1qzT9u6). I use dry roasted unsalted peanuts, and on separate occasions, added varied amounts of oil. It just isn't working. Any thoughts or advice? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My execution also resulted in a gritty crumble instead of a smooth paste. I do note my peanuts are darker than his post-frying. Also, I have suspected that my food processor is not up to snuff for some time, and this only adds to that suspicion. 15 total minutes of processing (with scraping) should be sufficient to break things up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, delicious peanut butter recipe! Thanks, AB! The hubby found this recipe, AB never steers us wrong! Hubby made it, we loved it, and now we make our own organic roasted peanut butter all of the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I found mine to be a bit thick when stored in the fridge but possibly more peanut oil or longer in the food processor (according to comments below) will remedy the issue. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for my boys--it didn't last a week. They had it all eaten in 4 days. Going to have to make it again soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have peanut oil so I used sunflower oil, but I doubled it because it was dry. It came out amazing. Creamy and tasty, the honey makes it great and I put less salt. It's a bit chunky, but i like this this way, and it's because of my food processor. I love it! No more store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Vitamix blender will do what you want item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do it in a grinder instead of a blender. That will work for sure. In a blender it may not happen or with some models will take time if it happens. But with a grinder it will turn creamy for sure and in a few minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can this also be done with Almonds Instead of Peanuts ? I don't like Peanuts but I like a lot of other nuts Almonds Pistachios Pecans and Walnuts among Others lol item not reviewed by moderator and published

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