Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter, Embarrassingly Easy

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This weekend we had a family over for lunch.  I made one of their kids a PBJ.  Part was left over and the husband -like any self-respecting father would do- finished it off.

“Wow!  What kind of peanut butter is this?”

“We made it.”

“What’s in it?”

“Um, peanuts?”

“Yeah, but, I mean, what else?”

“Nothin’.”

Making your own healthy homemade peanut butter is -I’m just gonna say it- embarrassingly easy.  It’s just peanuts in a cuisinart for a few minutes.  Bam.  Peanut butter.

But here’s the process.

Dry roasted, unsalted peanuts

Place in a cuisinart (or vitamix, but the following directions are more cuisinart specific since I haven’t personally used the vitamix for nut butters yet.)  Using the regular blade it comes with, let ‘er rip!  It takes 5-10 minutes.  First you’ll see it crumble up.  Sometimes it cakes to the side and you’ll hear a high pitch whirring which means the blades are spinning without mixing with the nuts.  If that happens just turn it off, use a spatula to scrape the edges of the container and start it back up again.  When it’s reached your desired smoothness, your finished!

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My hubby is our peanut butter maker man.  And my hand model.  He purchases our peanuts in the bulk section of our grocery store and 1 full bag of nuts = 1 good batch of peanut butter.  This lasts us about a week, depending on how many PBJs are being eaten.  foodness-plant-based-kelly-5Personally, I *love* this on my morning toast with raisins.  It’s my “getting down to business” quick meal.

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