How to Make Peanut Butter

Wednesday 20 March 2013

So you want to learn how to make peanut butter. Well lucky for all of us it is very simple. All you need are peanuts and a food processor!

The power of your food processor will dictate how long it takes to make your peanut butter.  This was my first time and I used about 1/3 cup of peanuts as a trial and it took about 5 minutes.

I used lightly salted, roasted peanuts and really they are the best nuts to use. What I noticed is you can really taste the roasted flavour of the nuts which you can never taste with the peanut butter you buy from the store. It is a delicious flavour.

Below is a step by step breakdown of how the nuts

How to Make Peanut Butter

Step 1
Add peanuts to processor. Very easy step.

Step 2.
Start pulsing. After a minute it will got to a bread crumb like stage.
I had to scrape down the sides as the blade was spinning but not doing anything.

Step 3.
After a minute the oils will start to release from the nuts and you will
get this consistency.  Keep going almost there.

Step 4.
The oils from the nuts have been released and you have peanut butter.

In the processor the peanut butter will be runny because of the heat from running the blade but once you put it in the fridge it will thicken up a bit and you will have delicious roasted peanut butter. YUM!
Storing Peanut Butter: I placed my peanut butter in a small glass jar I have and put it in the fridge. It will keep about a month in the fridge and possibly a few weeks out if you decide to store it in your pantry. Remember there are no preservatives so won't last long outside the fridge.
So now you know how to make peanut butter. So get to it! No more excuses that it is too hard. It is actually too easy!


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