How to make healthy peanut butter ?
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How to make peanut butter

How to make peanut butter in your food processor in only 5 minutes with only natural ingredients. A steps by steps video tutorial and 2 flavored peanut butter recipe: dark chocolate peanut butter and cinnamon peanut butter.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy
keyword: how to make peanut butter
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Carine


Natural Unsalted Peanut Butter


Roast the Raw Peanuts (skin on)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350°F). Spread the raw peanuts onto a baking sheet and roast them for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden and glossy- you will spot some oil coming out of the peanuts.
  • Transfer the roasted peanuts onto a towel, rub until the skin of half the peants has been removed. The more skin you keep, the deeper the nutty flavor will be. I recommend to rub off the skin of at least 2 cups of roasted peanuts to make sure it blend easily. The more skin you keep, the more difficult it is to blend into a butter.

Process 1 minute - Total: 1 minute

  • Process on high speed until the peanuts form a ground texture -about 1 minute. If the nuts are still warm it will goes even faster. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Now the nuts looks like a thick dry ground.

Process 1 extra minute - Total: 2 minutes

  • Process for 1 more minute on high speed. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Now, your peanut butter start to come together, forming a sort of butter but still dry and thick, almost there! 

Process 1 minute again - Total: 3 minutes

  • Process for 1 more minute on high speed. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl as before. Now, the butter is shiny/glossy, soft but still thick. 

Process 1 last minute (or so) - Total: 5 minutes

  • Process for few more minutes - usually less than 2 minutes. Now the peanut butter is forming ! It is super smooth, lukewarm, glossy and ready to spread on toast or to use in the next flavored peanut butter recipes. You should obtain 2 cups of natural unsalted peanut butter with this recipe.



Peanuts choice: for a faster recipe you can buy roasted peanuts without skin. I love to use raw peanuts with skin on and roast them myself. I only remove half the skin from my roasted peanuts to keep extra fibre and it also add an extra nutty flavor to the spread.
Quantity: note that 4 cups of peanuts create 2 cups of peanut butter. 
Storage: store in glass sealed jar in the pantry for up to 3 months
Nutrition panel is for one serve of homemade peanut butter. This recipe makes 2 cups of smooth peanut butter, 60 servings, one serving is 10g (about 1 tablespoon)


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.8g | Net Carbs: 2.9g