How To Make Infused Peanut Butter At Home
There are a million ways to eat peanut butter – with jelly on toast, smeared onto chocolate, in a smoothie, straight from the jar – but did you know the process of making it is actually super simple? In just five minutes, you’ll have whizzed up this recipe and be questioning why you ever bought the creamy spread ready-made. It’s that easy! Keep reading to learn how to make Infused Peanut Butter at home!
Infused Peanut Butter
Whether you’re a finger-dipper or a spoon-licker, odds are you love peanut butter. Same! We love it so much that we’ve added an *infused* twist to homemade peanut butter for those who want to take their peanut butter to the *next level* if ya know what we mean…
Infused? What’s that? When we say “infused” we’re talking about edibles, but if that’s not your thing, just skip the infusion!
A 420-friendly version of peanut butter will have you pumped when the pantry’s looking bare. It also means you have a ready-made infusion on-hand to pair with chocolate or use in your home baking, whenever you please. How about Peanut Butter Bites to fulfill that late-night craving?
This Infused Peanut Butter recipe calls for just four ingredients – yes four! – to make a delicious, creamy jar of peanut butter that you can store for many months and enjoy when you crave a different type of edible.
What’s With The Honey, Honey?
If you’ve already scrolled down and had a peek at the ingredients, you might have noticed that our Infused Peanut Butter calls for honey. Honey might seem like a strange addition to this recipe, but hear us out! The peanuts, combined with sea salt, make for a deliciously salty spread, but balance is key. The honey adds a naturally sweet element to the final mixture, without taking away from the savory goodness. If you really don’t like sweet food (say what!?) then feel free to leave the honey out.
Another great thing about honey is that it’s a natural sweetener and if you use a good quality variety, you won’t be putting any nasty, processed sugar near your precious body. High-quality honey is rich in antioxidants – so how about adding some Mānuka honey to your Infused Peanut Butter? It boasts wonderful antioxidant-rich properties that are said to help with everything from sore throats to wound healing.
The No-Fuss Way To Infuse
While you can absolutely activate your herbs and infuse them in oil the old-fashioned way (cue hours spent at the oven and a rather herby smelling house), using a LĒVO II makes things a lot easier. The countertop device requires pushing just a few buttons to infuse any of your favorite herbs into oil or butter. The LĒVO II is sleek, comes in a variety of colors, and looks oh-so-innocent to any friends or family who might be a bit less keen on flower.
But First, 4 Ways To Use Your Infused Peanut Butter
Before you make your Infused Peanut Butter, don’t you wanna know how you can use it? Of course straight outta the jar is totally cool, but it’s also helpful to have a few more *sophisticated* solutions up your sleeve. Here’s four easy ways to use your new creation!
1. Peanut Butter Cups
Yes, peanut butter cups can be made at home and yes, they are delicious. Just add your Infused Peanut Butter to this recipe, and enjoy a delicious homemade chocolate treat. Because your peanut butter is already infused with flower, skip the coconut oil infusion in this recipe and just use normal coconut oil.
2. Flower-Infused PB&J
You know the drill. Take your favorite sliced bread, add a layer of butter, some strawberry jelly, and a slathering of Infused Peanut Butter and HELLO nostalgia. If you’re feeling wild (ahem, got the munchies), try frying your sandwich in a pan, so the peanut butter gets all oozy and gooey. Just don’t burn your mouth!
3. Peanut Butter Smoothie
Add this Infused Peanut Butter to your favorite smoothie. We like almond milk, banana, chia seeds, and a spoonful of peanut butter in ours. Or how about a dollop in a Superfood Smoothie Bowl With Homemade Granola? A very chill way to start the day, if you ask us.
4. Copycat White Castle Burgers
Okay this might sound strange, but peanut butter works incredibly well in a burger. We created a copycat version of White Castle’s famous sliders and added this unexpected ingredient to amp things up a bit. Just make sure if you’re adding Infused Peanut Butter to the recipe, skip the milk infusion bit… because we don’t want you getting sky-high.
Psst! You could even use this Infused Peanut Butter recipe as a gift idea for other flower-loving friends. Pop it in a jar, tie a bow around it, and you’ve got a gift made with love. You’ll be everyone’s BFF.
Now for the recipe…
Infused Peanut Butter
Approx 1 ¼ cups or 20 tbsp
3 hours 5 minutes
With this recipe for Infused Peanut Butter, we’ve taken the memory of all those times spent diving into the jar of peanuty goodness, and amped the experience up a notch… by adding flower to the mix.
Fresh or coarsely ground flower
2 cups vegetable oil (we like extra virgin olive oil, but you can use grapeseed as well)
2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp honey
3 tsp infused vegetable oil
Fill LĒVO Herb pod with flower.
Set LĒVO to the default Activate setting at 240°F for 30 minutes.
Pour your choice of vegetable oil into the LĒVO reservoir. Set LĒVO to 160-175°F and Infuse for 3 hours.
Once the Infuse cycle is complete, dispense into an air-tight glass container. Set aside 3 tsp of flower-infused oil for this recipe.
Do you like your peanut butter with a crunchy texture? If you’re a silky smooth fan, continue straight to step two, but if crunchy’s your thing, add ⅓ cup of peanuts to a food processor. Pulse up to 8 times or until the peanuts are chopped into small pieces. Transfer the chopped peanuts to a bowl and set aside for later!
Add the remainder of the dry roasted peanuts, or all of them if you’ve skipped step one, to a food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and process again for another minute. Keep doing this process of pulsing and scraping the sides until you have a shiny and smooth texture.
Add salt, honey and Infused vegetable oil and process again until the texture is glossy.
If you’re adding bits of peanut for a crunchy texture, add these now and hand mix the mixture so you keep the crunchy consistency.
Store in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place or keep refrigerated.
- The time you need to mix your Infused Peanut Butter in the food processor can depend on the strength of your machine! Go by sight and keep processing for 1 minute at a time until the texture looks smooth.
- If you like extra-salty peanut butter, by all means – add salt! It can be better to do this when you’ve tasted the final mixture, so that you don’t end up over-salting.