It takes just 15 minutes to make this simple homemade two-ingredient peanut butter. Vegan, refined sugar-free, hydrogenated oil-free & healthier!
With all of the unnecessary ingredients in store-bought peanut butter, it’s hard to imagine that it’s so super simple to make homemade two-ingredient peanut butter. And not only is it super simple but it’s 100% Vegan, refined sugar-free, hydrogenated oil-free, artificial ingredient free and healthier than it’s store-bought sibling!
Homemade peanut butter is incredibly versatile and can be easily customised and flavoured as wanted. From a coconut-peanut blend to a chocolate peanut butter. Even adding some vanilla for a sweet sugar-free version. There are plenty of ways to customise the recipe. Plus, at a cheaper cost compared to store-bought versions.
How to make this homemade two-ingredient peanut butter:
The process for making any nut butter is SUPER simple and only relies on having a good blender/food processor. That’s it!
It’s as simple and putting your nuts and a bit of salt into a blender and blend. blend. blend.
As the nuts break down they release their oils and you’ll find that the longer you blend the nuts, the smoother nut butter you’ll have. Which means that you don’t need any additional oils in the recipe ( unlike with many store-bought versions).
When wanting to customise your nut butters, simply include the additional ingredients when blending. It really is as simple as that!
I’ve chosen to use raw peanuts so I’m 100% in control of the ingredients from the get-go. It also means I can be in control of my salt intake. I’ve found that using peanuts roasted at home can create a beautiful , vibrant coloured peanut butter too ( as it’s impossible to remove all the skins from the peanuts. These add a lovely extra flavour-dimension as well as the rich colour).
Plus, when roasting the peanuts below 180 degrees, they will release some of their oils without losing lots of their nutrients. Something that can’t be guaranteed in store-bought versions.
However, note* It is possible to buy ready salted & roasted peanuts for the recipe, to cut out the roasting step. Especially if you’re not worried about salt intake.
And if you’re looking for other simple homemade Vegan DIY recipes then feel free to check out my homemade Almond Butter, Vegan Nutella, Coconut milk, tomato puree, vanilla extract or even homemade rose water.
If you give this recipe a try then let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, I love to see your creations, so feel free to tag me @Alphafoodie.
- 2 cups peanuts
- pinch of salt
- I like to use full peanuts, so I first have to remove the shells. Then they are ready to roast.
Roast the peanuts in the oven at 160ºC (fan assisted) for 7-10 minutes. The longer you roast them, the deeper the colour of the peanut butter. I myself like the flavour more toasted, so I roasted them for 10 minutes.
- As soon as the peanuts come out of the oven, carefully peel them. The skin should just come off easily when you scrunch them in your hands or with a towel. I then used a hairdryer to remove the skins ( although, be warned, this can be messy! ) *
- Put the peanuts and a pinch of salt in a high-power food processor or blender and blitz them until you obtain a smooth butter. The longer you blend it, the runnier the peanut butter becomes ( I tend to blend all my nut butters for between 2-3 minutes for hte perfect consistency). Store in a glass container.
*Having some skins in the mix will add an interesting flavour and create a lovely rich colour, so no need to panic about getting rid of every last bit!
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