Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I know that I have mentioned in the past that there is a lack of peanut butter in this world. Here in the U.S. Peanut butter is a huge staple for so many people. For example, in our house we use it almost everyday.

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Did you know that it's not hard to make it at home? It is so amazing when you make it homemade. You can control the texture, consistency, sweetness, salt, and of course you know exactly whats in it. Depending on where you live it is also slightly cheaper to be making it than buying it.

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I have only made peanut butter a few times and I can’t believe I haven’t made it more often. It is totally addicting and so easy! The hardest part is having the patience to let it blend until smooth enough.

Homemade Peanut Butter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 cups peanut butter

Ingredients

3 cup (24 ounces) shelled, unsalted peanuts, raw or roasted
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
2-3 tablespoons oil: peanut, vegetable, etc. (optional)
1 1/2 - 3 tablespoons sweetener: honey, sugar, or even agave (optional)
Instructions

If you are using pre-roasted peanuts preheat oven to 350 degrees and place peanuts on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes to loosen the oils in the peanuts. If roasting your own, then follow instructions for roasting (see notes) and add when cooled.
Now decide if you would like chunky or creamy peanut butter. If you would like crunchy peanut butter place about 3/4 cup of peanuts in food processor and pulse a few times until desired size. Remove and set aside to add later.
Pour all (or remaining) peanuts and salt into food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides periodically to make sure everything is well blended.
Now decide if you woud like the consistency thinner and creamier and if you want it sweeter.
If it is too thick or you would like a creamier peanut butter add oil about 1 tablespoon at a time. If you want it sweeter add sweetener (liquid sweeteners will affect the texture and thickness more than dry sweeteners, so add according to taste and consistency preference.)
If making chunky add reserved peanuts and pulse a few times to combine.
Notes

Roasting is optional, but I think it gives more flavor depth to your peanut butter. You can buy peanuts roasted or roast them yourself. To roast, place peanuts on a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Roast for about 35 minutes until thay start to look slightly golden and shiny. Check halfway through cooking to make sure they are roasting evenly. Let cool before processing.

You can also make chocolate peanut butter, add spices, or add chocolate chunks. If you want chocolate peanut butter add 3 – 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder and more sweetener and oil to taste.
You can obviously use this recipe to make as much peanut butter as you want. Each cup of peanuts makes about 2/3 cup of peanut butter, depending on how much oil you add.
You can use other nuts to make nut butters like almonds, cashews, or any other nuts. Just replace peanuts with the your favorite nut or use a combination of nuts.
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Peanut butter is good with so many different things. You can make PB&Js, dip apples, or spoon onto bananas or crackers.

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Thanks for telling us how to use different type of peanuts to make it.

Fantastic food photography today to take place

So cool!! I love peanut butter! will have to make this some time! :)

Great! I'm currently living in Ecuador and tried to make my own peanut butter, but it came out very grainy.
I'll try your recipe and see if it comes out better! (its very similar to my recipe).

@angloexplorer If it's grainy that usually means you just have to blend it longer. 🙏

apparently it is a simple process to carry out, here in Argentina we use the mani blanket to prepare prostes, my youngest son prepares some delicious mantecoles.
Many thanks dear friend @gringalicious for sharing the recipe and the step by step of the realization
I wish you a prosperous week

Thank you for sharing that recipe! I've been wanting find a different solution for getting low-sugar natural peanut butter that doesn't involve buying a rock-hard clump from the store and attempting to mix the oil back in.

@paulboeck Yes, this is a great solution. It stay together pretty well if stored in the fridge. 👍

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I've never tasted peanut butter, but I'm curious.

@sabrip You what???😱 Omg, definitely you have to try it my friend, it's amazing!

How Long should i have to blend to make smooth

cool! I love fresh bread + peanut butter + honey... My perfect breaky. Thanks for sharing the recipy.

Have you ever tried mixing peanuts with other nuts? Would highly recommend peanuts and almonds!

@justinrogers OOOOoooh, yes. Another great combo is pecans and macadamia nuts. YUM

great recipe works very well. I used it for my satay sauce :)
thanks @gringalicious

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This is madness! I love it!!

Love it! I should try this sometime anyway when I buy my peanut butter I always choose one with no added sugar, no palm oil and organic :p. Nice post!

@doseofhappiness That's awesome, I do the same. Hope you get to try this. 😀

Now that's something i like so much so i have to try and make this one thanks dear for sharing this :)

@blazing You're so very welcome! I'm glad you like it!

They look rich!
Can you think about where I can add them on so that I can enjoy them? (aside from bread.)

@hyperkid You can do so many things with peanut butter. I love eating it with fruit like apples and bananas. It's great with oatmeal, on pb&j's, in cookies or brownies. You can make homemade reese's cups and so much more!

Woah!!
Thanks for the new styles.
Will use it well.

Hey @gringalicious! I love homemade everything so this peanut butter is awesome seems a little intimidating though lol...anyhow I finally got the video of your lime and strawberry smoothie up...a month later lol but anyways here it is. https://steemit.com/dlive/@alphasteem/cae79840-8447-11e8-adb2-bf4283a63cb9 Thanks for letting me make this! It was a lot of fun. 😁

@alphasteem Thank you so much, girl! It was such a great video!

never wait see that recipe here, it's a success, it's delicious and my nephew adores it, here in my country, that butter is not very common, and if it is found it is costly. thanks for sharing

I was once incredibly broke, as in, no cash, at all. I worked, I did everything I was supposed to do.

There was a time when all I had to eat was a jar of peanut butter. I'd dip the spoon in there, take some out, pretend it was ice cream. Just a little bit, any time I was hungry.

Peanut butter saved my life.

@nonameslefttouse Omg, yes peanut butter totally saves lives!😅