By now, I think it’s just common knowledge how much I love peanut butter. When I lived in Italy last year, the harsh reality that peanut butter wasn’t an readily available item was heart breaking. It led to us munching on lots of peanut m&ms, making daily peanut butter gelato runs (thee best flavor ever), and mapping out which supermarkets miraculously carried some type of $8 peanut butter (which was like 2 out of 100 stores). I can’t say that my four months living there were the healthiest months of my life, but boy was it one heck of a time. When it Rome, right?
So about two months into that semester of splurging on tiny jars of peanut butter, I decided it was best to take matters into my own hands. I found some shelled peanuts at the grocery store, went home, and was determined to make my own version of homemade peanut butter. I didn’t completely think this one through, because when I got home I realized I didn’t own a food processor. Which led to me sitting on my bed with a bowl & pan, unshelling peanuts, and crushing them with a glass cup. Needless to say, the result was more like a chunky peanut & olive oil salad. Turns out, a food processor is a vital part of making peanut butter.
So now that I’m back on homeland, I decided to attempt it again using sibling bribery & modern day appliances. I was back home last week, which means one thing. Baking & kitchen destructing sprees. Persuading the siblings to go to the store to get some peanuts was an easy task thanks to my good friend, the Dairy Queen Blizzard. I swear if you ever need someone to do something for you, just throw that in as an incentive. It’s a game changer, people.
After sending them off to the store with cash in had, they came back with the gold, and I got to work making the homemade peanut butter. Using my mom’s beastly blender, I crushed the peanuts, threw in some honey and olive oil, and it was done. A tasty semi-chunky version of my favorite treat without the uncertainty of what kinds of ingredients were inside. And better yet, it got sibling approval. I didn’t tell them there was olive oil inside, but sometimes it’s just better to keep those things to myself.
I’m typically a creamy peanut butter type, but this is something I could munch on all day. The peanut flavor overpowers the taste of the olive oil and creates a pure peanut butter flavor. Spread on some crackers, and let’s just say that it’s a match made in heaven.
Olive Oil & Honey Homemade Peanut Butter
- 16 oz. dry-roasted peanuts unshelled
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 teaspoons honey
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In a food processor, crush the peanuts for 30 seconds on high speed.
Add in olive oil and honey and continue to blend until desired creaminess.
If needed, scrape down sides of food processor bowl halfway through mixing to incorporate all ingredients.
Store in air-tight container in refrigerator for up to one month.
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Mary Ann says
You reminded me of something I started doing a long time ago: We had one of those
cast iron/shiny hand-cranked meat grinders that we used to juice wheatgrass. One
day, I put fresh cashews thru it, and watched the 3-inch cashew-chalk pieces drop
off the end of the grinder! Perfect for snacks anywhere!
Miz Helen says
There is nothing better than homemade Peanut Butter. This looks like a great recipe and your photo’s are just awesome! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less says
This peanut butter actually looks really good and really creamy and both of those are right up my ally!! I love that you wrote that out in peanut butter – talk about talented!! ;) Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!
Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon says
Your photos are so creative. I started making my own peanut butter because I fell ill from the recalled peanut butter. I wish I had known before I ate it. I now know exactly what is in my peanut butter. It is so much better than anything you can buy, not to mention cheaper. Then I made some delicious p&b and jam bars. It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
Erin @ Table for 7 says
What a great recipe and awesome pictures! Just beautiful..you are so talented :) I would love to invite you to my weekly linky party at: http://bit.ly/15EQCTE
Hope to see you there!
Thanks a ton for the récipe, I always wanted to make my own peanut butter, as hubby loves it….and me too! Have a lovely week.
Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats says
Wow! I have been wanting to make Homemade Peanut Butter for some time now. I never realized it was that easy, definitely need to try this. I love that you added honey to it as well. YUM! Pinning this for sure!
Peanut shells everywhere. Peanut butter m&m’s everywhere. Ah, the memories. :)
This looks delicious!! Love the writing!
Love the story! I had the same problem finding peanut butter when I was in France. Plus I was always trying to convince my friends it was magick in a jar, but they thought it was gross (I do NOT understand how that is possible). Thanks for sharing your recipe!
SHUT UP! You did not seriously write, in cursive, in peanut butter? That is literally mind blowingly awesome.
I thought the same thing when I saw that first photo! Girl, you are SO creative!!
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