If you know me at all you know of my undying love for all things peanut butter. While eating Whole30 I made the switch to natural, no sugar added peanut butter [& love it even more than the stuff with sugar!]. Last week I bought a can [12.5 oz] of peanuts at the store because they were on sale and I had a coupon so they were cheap! I had no intention of making peanut butter, but once I ran out I decided to give it a try! It's super easy and delicious! (:
All you need is: 12.5 oz [1 can] of peanuts [more or less depending on how much peanut butter you want to make], a pinch of salt [only if your peanuts are unsalted] and a blender.
Put peanuts in the blender and turn on. I used the "mix" function for about 8-10 minutes. You may need to stop every 2-3 minutes to scrape the peanuts/peanut butter down the side. At first the mixture will be very dry and powder-y, just keep blending, because the mixture will turn creamy! *Depending on the freshness of your peanuts you may have to add a little oil [I added a splash of olive oil]. Once blended, add salt to taste. Store in an air tight container in your fridge. The oil may separate out [just like in the natural, no sugar added store bought peanut butter], if this happens, just stir with a spoon before eating!