How to Make Peanut Butter in 15 Minutes

Peanut Butter !

Thai cooking is known for it’s peanut sauces, but somehow this country has yet to discover the gift of the peanut’s creamy derivative.  All is well, though–it’s high time I learn how to make peanut butter!

Our first episode at the Peace Corps Kitchen is a recipe for the quintessential nomad food. Thanks George Washington Carver for inventing peanut butter as we know it today. It is probably one of the most important things a backpacker carries! With fruit, on sandwiches, or by the spoonful it has sustained us on the road. All hail the creamy/crunchy goodness that is peanut butter–easy to pack and enjoyable anytime!

It is so easy to make, you can be well on your way to enjoying delicious home-made peanut butter in less than 15 minutes.

How to Make Peanut Butter

What you need:

  • 2 Cups of Raw Peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp. of Oil (peanut or sunflower)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Food processor
  • OPTIONAL: A bit of your favorite sweetener (Organic sugar, Agave nectar, or Honey)


How to do it:

Roast raw peanuts in oven for 5 minutes, flipping them over about half way through. Make sure not to burn them! Let them cool.

Blend the peanuts in food processor until creamy. Put in jar, add a bit of oil, salt, and sweetener to taste.

Refrigerate. You can keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

It’s that easy!

Check out our peanut butter tshirt! “Keeping Nomads Alive since the 1800’s”

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