The peanut butter found in stores can have a lot of extra ingredients you may be trying to stay away from. Make your own to keep the unnecessary additions to a minimum, and get the full taste of the peanuts in all your peanut butter recipe needs!

*Remember to buy organic and avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know what your food allergies are get them tested soon!

Serving size: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups raw shelled peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread peanuts on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake until golden brown, about 6-10 minutes. Stir every 2 minutes to get an even roasting. Reserve 1/3 cup of ground peanuts for later if chunky peanut butter is desired.
  2. Pour roasted peanuts and salt into a food processor. Process for about 2 minutes, or until peanuts start to form a ball.
  3. Scrape peanut butter off the sides of the processor.
  4. Add honey at this point, if desired, and continue blending to desired consistency, 2-3 more minutes.
  5. Remove creamy peanut butter from food processor and mix reserved peanuts back into the mix (if desired).