Homemade Peanut Butter is such a simple recipe! Honey Roasted Peanuts are pureed until they are smooth and creamy, making the best Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter!
Were you a bring-your-lunch-to-school kind of kid, or a buy-my-lunch kind of kid?
My kindergarten and first grade years were spent at a tiny school. The school didn’t have a kitchen, so they could only make hot lunches that could be microwaved (corn dogs), heated up in a crock pot (nachos), or take-out (pizza). So, I was a bring-your-lunch-to-school kind of kid.
But then we moved cities and changed schools, and this school had an amazing kitchen that served meals like spaghetti and french bread, chicken tenders and mashed potatoes, and taco salad. Plus, they had amazing lemon iced tea and fresh chocolate chip cookies for sale during our recess periods.
Safe to say, I became a sometimes-buy-lunch kid and a sometimes-bring-your-lunch kid.
But, whenever I did brown-bag-it, peanut butter usually made an appearance somewhere in my lunch. Whether it was a PB&J, Gooey Peanut Butter Bar (umm, actually, I think these only appeared in my dreams), or a slice of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Icing, PB was where it was at.
All hail the Peanut Butter. And all hail the Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.
Homemade peanut butter is awesome, and very simple to make. Plus, you can pretty much add in whatever you want to customize it. Feel free to be creative.
Today, this peanut butter is simply honey roasted peanut butter. I used honey roasted peanuts, ground them in a food processor for about 2 minutes, and then enjoyed myself a spoonful of fresh, amazingly delicious peanut butter–no added oils or preservatives.
You can certainly add in vegetable oil, sunflower oil, or any oil you want, I just happen to like the consistency without the added oil. If you do add oil, I would suggest adding in just a little bit at a time until you reach the consistency you like.
You can make this with regular peanuts (a great option if you’re vegan), with some cocoa powder for a chocolate peanut butter spread, add in maple syrup or honey–seriously, let your imagination soar. 🙂
- 2 cups honey roasted peanuts
In a food processor, grind peanuts until they get to the consistency and appearance of graham crackers, about 1 minute.
With the food processor off, use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides.
Turn the food processor back on and mix until the peanuts become creamy and the consistency turns into smooth peanut butter, about 1-1 1/2 minutes.
*If you like your peanut butter chunky, once the peanut butter reaches the smooth texture, add in a handful more peanuts and pulse your food processor until you reach your desired chunky peanut butter consistency.
**Since I know some vegans do not eat honey, feel free to substitute the honey peanuts for regular peanuts.