Healthy Easy Blender Crunchy Peanut Butter
Yields: about 1 cup + 3 tablepoons
 
This homemade crunchy peanut butter tastes much better than store-bought, and it’s so simple to make! It’s great on sandwiches, apple slices, toast, and even eaten straight from the jar with a spoon! It’ll keep for at least three months (if not longer!) if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Add the peanuts to a high-powered blender, and pulse 3-5 times or until the peanuts start to look broken up. Remove 3-5 tablespoons of peanut bits. (See Notes below!)
  2. Blend the remaining peanuts until smooth and creamy, with a texture similar to honey. Add the salt. Blend until everything is fully incorporated and smooth. Add the reserved peanut bits, and pulse 2-3 times or until evenly distributed. (See Notes below!) Transfer to a glass jar or airtight container, and refrigerate.
Notes: Roasted lightly salted peanuts may be substituted, and reduce the amount of salt called for in the recipe to compensate.

You’ll want to use a blender (or food processor!) with very sharp blades and a strong motor. This ensures that the peanut butter turns out smooth and creamy without overworking your machine. This is the blender that I own, and I absolutely love it! I bought it online here. It’s worth every single penny, and I use it every day. (And if you check out this blog post, you’ll see lots more recipes of mine you can make with it!) See the text of this blog post above for more information about the best blenders!

I prefer my crunchy bits on the smaller side, which is why I pulse the peanuts a few times first. If you enjoy big crunchy pieces in your peanut butter, simply reserve those 3 to 5 tablespoons before adding the peanuts to the blender, and skip the pulsing step!

However, if your blender blades aren’t that sharp, then I definitely recommend pulsing the peanuts first, before reserving some of the broken peanut bits. Not-so-sharp blender blades don’t do such a good job at breaking up big peanut chunks that are added back in at the end.

Don’t over-blend after adding in the peanut bits! You don’t want to pulverize those crunchy bits… Just get them incorporated. If you’re worried about over-blending, then just remove the blender’s blades (if that’s possible, like with my blender!), and gently swirl in the peanut bits with a knife.

For the thickest texture, wait at least 12 hours after refrigerating before dipping in your knife or spoon!

{gluten-free, vegan, clean eating, low carb, sugar-free}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2018/02/28/easy-blender-crunchy-peanut-butter/