A week ago, I finally gave in an bought a Ninja. I got the Kitchen ProSystem 1100 .
I had been wanting it for a couple years ever since I saw the commercials for it. One reason was the power is supplies without the price of an expensive machine. We drink a lot of smoothies here, but I also wanted it because we have very little counter space and it promised to do some duties a mixer does such as making cookie dough.
I had heard that you could make peanut butter in it, so I decided to give it a go. All the recipes I could find online were not very specific when it came to measurements and from what I could gather, left the peanut butter tasting kind of bland. I spent some time perfecting this recipe so it was flavorful and diabetic friendly and I hope you enjoy it. This recipe makes approx 3 cups of peanut butter. Please note, as well, that you can control how crunchy it is. I made mine a creamy version.
DIY Natural Peanut Butter Recipe #Ninja
- 4 Cups Unsalted Dry Roast Peanuts**
- 1½ Tbsp Peanut Oil or vegetable oil
- 3 Tbsp Dark Agave Syrup (Or 2 tbsp honey if you are not making it diabetic friendly)
- a Pinch of Salt
- Place the larger pitcher for your Ninja on the base. Add the blade inside carefully.
- Pour the peanuts inside the pitcher.
- Turn the Ninja on to "Ice Crush".
- Allow to crush for approximately 1 minute. When peanut butter starts to form at the bottom, open the pitcher spout flap and carefully add in the peanut oil.
- Allow to spin for another 30 seconds and then carefully add the honey and the pinch of salt.
- Keep the blender on until there is no more peanuts in powder form.
- Unplug machine and carefully remove blade. Using a spatula, remove peanut butter and add to a container with a lid.
To make your peanut butter crunchy, don't crush as long.
Because this contains no preservatives, it needs to be stored in a container with a lid in the fridge. It will stay good for around 3 months.
This post is in NO WAY sponsored by Ninja. I bought and paid for my own machine. I was not asked to write for them or promote them in any way.