Four ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make this delicious Homemade Vanilla Honey Sea Salt Peanut Butter
Incredibly yummy homemade peanut butter! Grab a spoon and dig in! Did you know that you can whip (well, blend) up your own peanut butter at home in a matter of minutes? All you need is some peanuts, a little honey, vanilla and salt, and a blender or food processor.
But WHY would you want to make your own peanut butter? Okay – it’s definitely easier to pick up a jar in the supermarket and I won’t judge you if you carry on doing that, but homemade peanut butter is awesome. It’s a whole other level of deliciousness and you can customise it with whatever you want – even chocolate! (like in my peanutella!).
Another thing I LOVE about homemade peanut butter is that it’s all-natural. There’s no palm oil or other weird stuff. I’m trying to avoid palm oil – difficult as it’s being snuck into EVERYTHING these days – which is sadly in most store-bought peanut butter these days. Making your own Homemade Vanilla Honey Sea Salt Peanut Butter is absolutely like the difference between homemade cake and store-bought cake. There’s just no comparison.
- 450g peanuts (your choice - I used roasted salted peanuts)
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- If you're using salted peanuts, rinse them in water to get rid of excess salt, then pat them dry and pop them into a medium oven to roast for ten minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes, then tumble them into your blender or food processor (just the peanuts).
- Pulse the processor or blender until the nuts are just chopped. If you'd like chunky peanut butter, remove some of the nuts at this point to add them back in later (about 2 heaped tbsps). Continue to blend continuously on high speed for one minute, then scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Next, process continuously for another minute, then again scrape down the bowl. Process for 1-2 more minutes, then begin to add your add-ins - the honey, sea salt, and vanilla bean paste. A little peanut or sunflower oil will help to loosen up the peanut butter - but add all of the other to your own taste.
- Once you're happy with your peanut butter, spoon it into a recently washed jar, screw on the lid and store in the fridge.
Get creative with your peanut butter! Use a combination of nuts – cashews – pecans, and add maple syrup instead of honey. And can I recommend the chocolate version too?
I’ve entered my peanut butter into #CookBlogShare over at Hijacked by Twins!