I have wanted to make my own peanut butter for several months now. I have this new fancy blender, and I love blending different nuts up for various recipes. I saw Homemade Peanut Butter on my friend Stephanie’s Blog, Been there Baked that. ( She happens to live across town). I wanted to try it though, with my own special twist. Instead of buying Honey Roasted Peanuts, I wanted to try roasting my own. Plus, I like to use maple syrup as a sweetener agent, so I decided to make ” Maple Roasted Peanuts” instead.
It was actually hard to find raw peanuts. I found them in the bulk food department at my local Hy-Vee. The only raw peanuts I found had the red skins still on. I wasn’t going to take the skin off of each individual peanut, and the peanut butter turned out super smooth anyway.
This was my first time ever roasting peanuts in the oven. And you know what? It smelled so good!
- 1 pound of raw peanuts
- 1/3 cup of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread peanuts out on a baking sheet. salt the peanuts and toss with the maple syrup. Roast the peanuts in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the peanuts from the oven and let cool. After a few minutes, blend the peanuts, along with the coconut oil in the food processor for 6-7 minutes. My peanut butter turned out mostly smooth, with a little chunky texture.
I really recommend using coconut oil in this recipe. It adds perfect depth to this peanut butter. The verdict? My kiddos loved it! I spread some on crackers for an afternoon snack.