Homemade (Honey) Peanut Butter

I have another secret … are you ready for this?

Up until VERY recently, I’ve hated peanut butter with a passion.  I don’t actually like peanuts, either, so I guess it’s not really surprising, but I was never able to make myself like it, even though my family loved it (and my sister used to carry a jar of peanut butter around in her purse — I’m not even kidding!)

However, I came across the following recipe for making my own peanut butter from scratch and decided to do so for my significant other.  As I was making it, I decided to taste test it.  And, whoa.

Seriously, whoa.

I ended up making this recipe every week for a while.  From there, I slowly developed a taste for peanut butter.  I still can’t stand the non-natural versions, but I can now just sit and happily eat a jar of natural peanut butter (with or without honey!)

This recipe converted someone who hated peanut butter.   It’s that good.

  • 2 1/2 cups of unsalted peanuts
  • 4 tbsp oil (peanut oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, or even vegetable oil — but NOT olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt to taste

Pour peanuts into food processor and grind until the mixture looks similar to wet sand.  Slowly add your oil and honey in small batches.  Between all of this, you will need to stop grinding, open the lid, and scrape the sides so that it all mixes well.  Once that is all mixed in, slowly add salt to taste.  (This is the best time to taste test!)

* For chunks of peanuts, chop up another 1/2 cup and mix in well (not with the food processor).

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.  Please note that this will harden a bit in the fridge, so when you want to eat some of your delicious homemade peanut butter, just let the container sit out for a few minutes before digging in.

This recipe originated from Simply Scratch.

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