How to Make Organic Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is the best way to add the healthy nutrients from peanuts to your daily diet. You can easily add protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, arginine and many other healthy nutrients to your daily diet by consuming only one tablespoon of peanut butter at breakfast. While several branded varieties of peanut butter are readily available, you can easily make your own peanut butter at home as well.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 6 to 8 min
Total time: 10 to 15 min
Yield: Two 8 ounce jars
Utensils: Food processor, salad spinner, plastic scraper, measuring cups, measuring spoons, air tight jars.

Ingredients:
Organic Spanish peanuts: 1 pound (16 oz.)
Peanut oil or organic vegetable oil: 1 ½ tsp
Sea salt: 1 tsp
Organic honey: 1 1/2 tsp

Instructions

  • 1

    Having removed the shells, rub the peanuts together in your hands to remove their skins. Put the peanuts in the bowl of your salad spinner and pulse until the skin has been separated completely from the nuts. Finally, rinse the peanuts and pat them dry.

  • 2

    Pour the peanuts into a food processing bowl and add 1 ½ teaspoons of peanut oil or organic vegetable oil.

  • 3

    Also add one teaspoon of salt and 1 ½ teaspoons of organic honey to the peanuts.

  • 4

    Cover the food processor with the lid and pulse on slow for one minute.

  • 5

    Scrape the peanuts down from the walls of the bowl with a plastic spatula to get the peanuts back into the bottom of the bowl.

  • 6

    Again cover the bowl with the food processor lid and pulse continuously for a couple of minutes or until the mixture forms a ball.

  • 7

    The peanuts will release their own oil as you chop grind them. Keep on processing the mixture until you get your desired consistency.

  • 8

    Taste your freshly made organic peanut butter and add some more salt or honey if needed.

  • 9

    Spoon the butter into air tight jars and store in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a couple of months.

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