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The Best Homemade Peanut Butter

Ingredients

BASIC PEANUT BUTTER
  • 2 cups (300 grams) unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons peanut or vegetable oil, if needed


ALMOND PEANUT BUTTER
  • 1 cup (150 grams) unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 1 cup (150 grams) unsalted whole almonds
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons peanut or vegetable oil, if needed


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
  • 2 cups (300 grams) unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup (45 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) powdered sugar


Method

ROAST NUTS
Heat oven to 176 degrees C. Add the nuts to a round or square cake pan (or rimmed baking sheet). Roast nuts for 3 minutes, shake pan then roast another 3 to 5 minutes or until the nuts are lightly browned and smell nutty (careful, they can burn quickly). Let cool until you can handle them.

BASIC PEANUT BUTTER
If you are making crunchy peanut butter, add 1/3 cup of the roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 6 to 8 times, or until the peanuts are chopped into very small pieces. Transfer chopped peanuts to a bowl and reserve for later.

Add the roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process 1 minute then scrape sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Process another 2 to 3 minutes until the peanut butter is shiny and smooth. Add your desired amount of salt and honey then process until combined. (We add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey). Check the consistency, if it seems too thick, add oil, a teaspoon at a time, until you are happy with it. For crunchy peanut butter,  stir in the reserved peanuts.Peanut Butter Step-1

ALMOND PEANUT BUTTER
Add nuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process 1 minute then scrape sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Process another 2 to 3 minutes until shiny and smooth. Add your desired amount of salt and honey then process until combined. (We add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey). Check the consistency, if it seems too thick or dry, add oil, a teaspoon at a time, until you are happy with it.Almond Butter Step-3

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
Add the roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process 1 minute then scrape sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Process another 2 to 3 minutes until shiny and smooth. Add salt, oil, cocoa powder, and the powdered sugar then process another minute until blended and shiny. Check the consistency, if it seems too thick, add oil, a teaspoon at a time, until you are happy with it.

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