Maple-Roasted Peanut Butter

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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.

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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.

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This was my first time ever roasting peanuts in the oven.  And you know what?  It smelled so good!

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Maple-Roasted Peanut Butter
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound of raw peanuts
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. 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.

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8 Comments

  1. Wow! Now this is something I have never made. Peanut butter. But this looks absolutely delicious. Seems pretty simple to. I love that it’s more roasted. Yum bet it’s delicious on toast! I may need to try this at some point it looks so good! We go through so much Pb!

     
  2. I grew up in a home where maple syrup was considered a condiment which was to be used on just about everything! I love the taste of maple but never would have thought to pair it with peanuts. I also did not know you could make your own peanut butter at home and that it was so easy.

     
  3. Michelle Hwee

    Wow I never really did think about making my own peanut butter before. I recently tried out some “peanut butter powder” which is almost like making your own PB by adding water. Yours looks even better since you are using real raw peanuts. It looks so good and healthier than what you can buy at the store for sure!

     
  4. I have never tried to make peanut butter – grew up with Peter Pan and still buy it. I’m so old school I don’t want any other flavors but my son loves maple or honey flavored anything. Might have to give it a try.

     
  5. I have never made peanut butter before like this! I had no idea it was this easy to do, and your combination sounds amazing. This would be great to have on toast in the morning for breakfast.

     
  6. Oh my goodness this looks so yummy and sweet! It doesn’t even seem like too much work, unless you are downplaying it haha. I’m glad your kiddos like it because I’m sure it’s better for them than the store bought stuff 🙂

     
  7. This may sound silly, but I’ve honestly never thought to make my own peanut butter before! This looks like a nice easy to follow recipe, though, so I just may have to try my hand at this! Thank you for sharing– we’re going to have some fun peanut butter making adventures now this weekend!

     
  8. I grew up with freshly roasted peanuts and boiled peanuts as well. They were a mainstay in our house in Mississippi, and I was shocked to be unable to find raw peanuts where we are living now. The smell as they are roasting is mouthwatering to me, and it brings back really great memories of my grandmother. I have also thought about making our own peanut butter as well, and this recipe sounds delicious! I’m going to look to find some raw peanuts to give it a try.

     

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