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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Homemade Peanut Butter... Can all natural goodness get any easier?

There is something about peanut butter that is so delicious. It is hearty and filling, creamy and meaty all at the same time. Eaten on bread, crackers, celery, apples or all by itself (yes, I am guilty of spooning it straight from the jar into my mouth!), it is an instant energy booster.

The problem is that there are so many choices in the store today. How do you know which one to buy? Which ones are healthier, tastier, and the best value? Which ones are full of salt, bad fats, and preservatives? Now, I don’t know the answers to these questions, but I do know that you can save money and make your own, all natural peanut butter. This way, you control what goes into it and ensure that you and your family are eating only the absolute best.

Plus, it is so simple that I am surprised more people don’t do it themselves. Just try it once, and you will never buy that jarred stuff again!

Homemade Peanut Butter
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

2 cups Dry Roasted Peanuts, unsalted, skin removed
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender, or use a stick blender and process until desired consistency, scraping down the bowl often.

If you like it chunky like me, process until smooth then add a handful of chopped peanuts and processed for about 30 more seconds.

Place into jars and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

There are tons of variations you could make to this basic recipe. After processing, you add a couple of teaspoons of honey for a little sweetness, some chocolate chunks, or even stir in a little nutella.


  1. Peanut butter is my go-to food- breakfast, lunch, snack... you name it. I've never made it myself, but your recipe certainly makes it seem easy!

  2. Wow this is a really easy recipe! I like the idea of adding in some nutella!