Early last week I shared with you how I make peanut butter from scratch using only two ingredients. It’s such a simple recipe (if I can even call it that) and it packs so much flavor! While discussing the recipe with a coworker, he suggested using honey roasted peanuts. I was certainly intrigued.
Instead of buying honey roasted peanuts (which contains a shocking amount of ingredients), I decided to roast my own peanuts in honey. It was very simple and added only 10 minutes to the whole process. Those 10 minutes are worth it my friends because this peanut butter was unreal. I was thrilled with my original and now I’m in love with the new and improved version.
If you own a food processor, do yourself a favor, make this honey roasted peanut butter!
Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
(adapted from Ashley’s Roasted Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter)
- 2 cup dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a pan with parchment (this makes clean up a whole lot easier).
Pour the peanuts on the pan, drizzle the honey on top and mix. It may be hard to mix at first as the honey can be sticky but once it heats up in the oven, it’ll be much easier to stir.
Roast for about 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes. Make sure they don’t burn!
Dump the hot nuts into the food processor quickly before they harden and stick to the pan. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before processing. Turn the processor on and let the nuts do their thing. It should take about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
Add in the salt and process again until it’s well mixed. Try not to eat all of it straight from the processor.
I sent this to my mom for Mother’s Day along with her mini-loaf of Peanut Butter Banana Bread. It’s absolutely a recipe worth sharing with someone you love. Or, if you can’t bring yourself to share it all, make a double batch and keep some for yourself 🙂