This delicious dairy free, gluten free, vegan homemade Vitamix peanut butter takes just two minutes to make in the Vitamix or another high speed blender. Amp it up with flavor add ins or keep it tasty and simple!
The Easiest Vitamix Peanut Butter You’ll Ever Make!
Something I have been wanting to do for a while on the blog is create some posts on simple How-To staple recipes like homemade nut butter, seed butter, nut milk, granola, etc. Today I’m starting with this incredibly simple 2-minute Vitamix peanut butter which definitely needs to be a staple in every house (given there are no peanut allergies of course!). I’d love to know if you are a fan of these simpler staple recipes and if you want me to continue with them!
This easy Vitamix peanut butter is made with just ONE ingredient…I’m betting you can guess what it is…ha, yes peanuts! Dry roasted, unsalted peanuts to be exact. The key to making delicious, smooth, and creamy peanut butter in the Vitamix is to use dry-roasted or raw unsalted peanuts and not peanuts that have been seasoned or roasted with added salt or other flavours.
How To Make Peanut Butter in the Vitamix
When making peanut butter in the Vitamix or a high speed blender, be sure to follow the steps below as you will avoid overheating your blender. If you are adding in any other ingredients such as my suggested add-ins, wait until the peanut butter is completely smooth in the blender to add in then give a little whirl to incorporate the additional ingredients.
- Use dry-roasted or raw, unsalted peanuts
- Use at least 2 cups in the Vitamix blender (or other high-speed blender like a Blendtec or Ninja)
- Start at 1-2 speed then increase to 6-7 for 30 seconds or so
- Use the tamper accessory to push the peanuts down into the middle where the blade is as they get pushed up the sides of the blender
- Increase the speed to 8-10 and continue using the tamper to push the peanuts down until the butter begins to form
- Lower speed to around 5 and let the blade rotate through the butter until completely smooth
Yummy Peanut Butter Flavor Add-Ins:
This Vitamix peanut butter recipe is super simple so if you are feeling like you want to add a little flair to your version, here are some great flavor (and texture) add-ins to mix into your peanut butter once it’s smooth.
- honey or pure maple syrup (add in once peanut butter is smooth in the blender, then give it a very quick whirl to combine the sweetener. If you over blend the sweetener in the peanut butter it will thicken the texture of the peanut butter)
- pure vanilla extract (1 tsp or so!)
- chopped peanuts (stir in after to create a “crunchy” version rather than smooth)
- salt (add according to preferred taste)
- seed mix (chia, pumpkin, hemp, sesame, etc. stir in about 1/4 cup to create a thick, seeded peanut butter)
- maca powder
- cocoa powder
- shredded coconut
How Long Does Homemade Peanut Butter Last?
When it comes to the storage and keeping of your peanut butter, it’s recommended to keep it in the fridge in a glass jar or Tupperware container and give it a good stir every week or so to keep the oil from separating and the peanut butter from drying out. You can keep the peanut butter in the fridge for up to 6 months (but I guarantee it won’t last you that long!!).
How To Clean The Vitamix After Making Peanut Butter
One of my favourite tricks to cleaning a vitamix after making peanut butter or anything else for that matter, is to scrape as much of the contents as possible using a spatula, then add 1 cup of hot water to the blender canister along with 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap. Place the blender canister back on the base and put the lid on (do not skip this step or you’ll have soapy water everywhere!). Next, once the lid is on secure, turn the blender on to full blast! The hot water and soap will whirl around the blender and clean every little nook and cranny including the blade. You may need to repeat this step a couple times depending on how dirty the blender canister is but once you have blended the hot water and soap for about 1-minute, rinse the canister with hot water and it should be squeaky clean!
I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial on how to make the easiest 2-minute Vitamix peanut butter and you are amped up to try it out on your own. Now, if you don’t own a Vitamix, don’t fret, you can use any high-speed blender to make homemade peanut butter OR you can also try a food processor. Standard blenders typically don’t have the powder to make nut butter so I wouldn’t attempt it if you don’t have a high-speed blender like a Blendtec, Ninja, or Kenmore Pro.
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Have a wonderful day!
Christal // NITK