Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter, Embarrassingly Easy


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?”


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!


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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