How To Make Natural Peanut Butter
We at Twins Engineering Greatness are strong advocates of controlling what foods are going into your body, and peanut butter is one of those foods that are so simple to make, yet the food industry has fudged it up big time. (Click Here to See Our Insight on Peanut Butters) This recipe could be done faster than 30 mins (if you have a food processor; it’ll take longer if you go with the mortar pestel route), but yield a product that could last you a week. The final product will cost drastically less than any premade peanut butter you’ll find in the store; I believe that’s enough to get you to grab your laptop, bring it in the kitchen, set it up so you can read as you prepare this recipe...or follow along with the video provided if you ain’t one of those readin’ types.
Peanut Butter is one of those foods that carry their recipe in their name, so, first things first, you’re gonna need to buy some unsalted roasted peanuts (we prefer unsalted, because otherwise they load them suckas up on some NaCl); shoot for the store brand of roasted peanuts to keep the total cost down. Now that you’ve got your peanuts, you’ve got 1/3 of the total ingredients used in this recipe! (Well actually it could be half of the ingredients since one of them is optional!)
Prep Time: 15 - 45 mins (Food Processor Time; Mortar Pestel Time)
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 - 50 mins (Food Processor Time; Mortar Pestel Time)
2 Cups - Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
2 Tbsp – Coconut Oil (add this by eye, it may be a little less and you don’t want too much oil)
A Dash of Cinnamon (Optional)
At this time you’re gonna want to preheat your oven to 400oF (204oC) and lay the 2 cups of peanuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. There is no need to spray non-stick spray on the cooking sheet since those little suckas have a decent amount of oil in them already. Now that you’ve laid the peanuts in a single layer you can add the cinnamon if you want (just a light dusting, enough to get most of the peanuts).
Once the oven is ready, roast the peanuts for 5 mins; you may want to add a little more time, but 5 mins should be enough to get the peanuts golden brown, so inspect them after 5 mins. Now that you’ve got some freshly roasted peanuts, drop them into a food processor, if you have one. If you don’t have a food processor, put them into a big enough bowl and use the bottom of a small juice glass to crush them (or if you have an actual mortar and pestle, use that). You’re gonna crush them until they are roughly little nuggets; you can stop crushing them whenever you want, just realize that the more you crush them, the smoother the final product will be. If you want an even smoother end product, put those little nuggets into a wire mesh sifter and use the juice glass to break them down even further.
Once the peanuts are crushed into a fine powder (or still chunky, whateva it’s your call) it’s now time to add the butter part of this compound word recipe. Put your little peanut nuggets into that big bowl, you’ve been using to crush them in, and get out that coconut oil; we chose to use coconut oil, since it’s one of the best fats for you, but you can choose peanut oil or be adventurous and maybe use tangerine white truffle oil. I don’t care, it’s your call chef. So take 1 tablespoon of the oil and start mixing, you don’t want to add both tablespoons since that may prove to be too much. Once you have 1 tablespoon in the bowl, you may want to use the juice glass to mix it at first, but once the oil is in there, a spoon will be just fine to use; keep adding the oil to get the consistency you want.
That’s it ladies and gentleman, you’ve just created your own peanutbutter! Now get yourself a little Tupperware thing and store that protein and good fat packed spread in a cool dry place and it should last you a decent amount of time.
Enjoy your peanut butter and smile every time you take a spoonful for you sir (or madam) are sticking it to the man and saying “we don’t need all your stinkin’ chemicals in our food! Peanut Butter should only have 2 ingredients, ya turkey!”
We have recipes and many ways you can use your new homemade peanut butter coming soon (please share with us any cool recipes you may have) but at this time, take a spoon and add a lil bit of honey to it…you’re welcome.