Time to learn how to make creamy peanut butter at home using a blender. I love making homemade peanut butter. You have complete control over the ingredients that go into it. Do you like your peanut butter saltier? Maybe without sweetness? Or with a natural sweetener like honey? No problem! You get to make it exactly how you like it.
Making creamy homemade peanut butter is fun and tastes amazing. Let’s get started!
Peanut Butter Ingredients
In order to make creamy peanut butter you need just a handful of ingredients and tools/equipment:
- Peanuts – You can’t make peanut butter without peanuts! You can use raw or roasted. Salted or unsalted peanuts.
- Salt – If your peanuts are already lightly salted you may not want to add any additional salt. Or leave the salt out entirely. This works well if you are on a low-sodium diet.
- Honey – I love using honey as the sweetener, but you can also use maple syrup or actual sugar. There are other sweeteners you can try. Or just leave it plain and unsweetened for a perfect completely natural peanut butter.
- Oil – I usually use peanut oil. Additional oil just helps to make the peanut butter creamier.
- Highspeed blender like a Vitamix (you can try a cheaper blender and see if it works)
- Sheet pan (if you are roasting your peanuts first)
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How to make creamy peanut butter at home
Let’s make some creamy peanut butter, shall we?
To roast or not to roast that is the question. Generally, it is advised to use already roasted peanuts or to roast raw peanuts before blending them for peanut butter. The roasting adds more flavor and loosens them up which makes them easier to blend. But you do not have to roast the raw peanuts. You can still make peanut butter with them if you don’t roast them. Although they are generally roasted first.
If you have raw peanuts to roast, put them on a sheet pan and place them in a preheated oven at 300F/148C and roast them for 15 minutes. Then let them cool completely before using them. Simple.
Add the peanuts to the blender, depending on the size of your blender I don’t recommend adding any more than 3 to 4 cups of peanuts.
Then add any additional ingredients like the oil and honey.
Start the blender on the lowest setting and gradually bring it up to the highest setting. Use the tamper to press down the peanuts on the sides towards the bottom. Do this for about 30 seconds or so.
Then open it up and press more down with a spoon or spatula. Sometimes this step isn’t needed, but it just helps to get every loose and mixed in creating a better smoother creamier peanut butter.
Blend, taste, and blend that homemade peanut butter
At this point, you can also give it a taste and see if you would like to add a bit more salt and or honey. You may want to add more oil as well depending on how creamy you want it.
Replace the lid and then mix again for another 30 seconds or so. Depending on your blender you may only need one blend of a straight 1 minute. For other blenders, you may need to do it in phases.
Once it is all blended and nice and creamy it is finished and ready to go.
Scoop the peanut butter out and place it in a bowl or something like a mason jar. There you go! Homemade creamy peanut butter for all your peanut butter needs. 🙂 Enjoy!
How long does homemade peanut butter last?
If stored in an airtight container in the fridge homemade peanut butter will last up to about 3 months or so.
Can I make peanut butter without a blender?
If you don’t have a blender or your blender is not powerful enough, but you do have a food processor you can follow this peanut butter recipe and learn how to make it in a food processor. It is essentially the same steps.
Here are yummy recipes you can use homemade peanut butter in:
Homemade Creamy Peanut Butter using a Blender
- Sheet pan (if you are roasting your peanuts first)
- 2 to 3 cups of peanuts raw or roasted
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of salt leave out if the peanuts are already salted
- 2 to 3 tsp of honey optional, add more if you want it sweeter
- 1 to 2 tsp of oil peanut, coconut, avocado, etc., optional
- Roast the peanuts if not already roasted. Add raw peanuts to a sheet pan and roast in the oven at 300F/148C for 15 minutes. Allow them to cool completely.
- Add the peanuts to your blender along with any salt, honey, and oil.
- Start the blender on low and gradually increase the speed to the highest setting. Use the tamper to push down the peanuts on the sides towards the middle of the blender. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds.
- Remove the lid and give it a taste. Add additional salt, honey, and oil as desired to get the flavor you want along with the texture.
- Replace the lid and blend again for 15 to 20 seconds, using the tamper as needed to press stuff to the middle.
- Scoop the creamy peanut butter out of the blender and into a bowl or something like a mason jar with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to 3 months.
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