Homemade Coconut Peanut ButterAngela | March 12, 2012
A few weeks ago, a reader asked me how to go about making coconut peanut butter in the Ninja Blender.
On the first try, I missed the mark completely. I made homemade coconut cream and then proceeded to add way too much into the peanut mixture. So, on the second go round, I took a different approach. I ordered some coconut manna, and that made all the difference.
While it might be nice to make this from fresh coconut, I deemed the work:reward ratio was too high and decided to let the folks at Nutiva Naturals help out with their pre-made coconut manna.
Not so sure about coconut peanut butter? Take my word on this one – it is delicious!
For this project, I used my Ninja Pulse – I like that little guy more and more all the time – and it worked out great. I think it actually worked better at making peanut butter than its big brother. Go figure.
Homemade Coconut Peanut Butter
First, we need our ingredients:
- 1.5 cups of peanuts of your choice. I used roasted and salted.
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (optional)
- 2 tablespoons coconut manna
You can scale this recipe to whatever size you want – I just didn’t want to make a bunch because we are moving this week.
Pour the peanuts into the blender and blend just until you get a very fine chop consistency. With the Ninja Pulse, just hold the top down so it runs consistently instead of pulsing.
Pour in the melted coconut oil and blend to a chunky peanut butter consistency, about 30 seconds. If you are not using the oil, skip to step three.
Add the coconut manna and blend to your desired smoothness. Since we live in a cold climate, the manna is almost solid, but if you live in a warmer climate, it might be fairly liquid-y. Here are some coconut manna FAQs.
It took me about 30 seconds of blending after putting in the manna to get a nice smooth peanut butter. Store in an airtight container in the pantry or fridge, whatever you prefer.
Warning, this stuff is potentially addictive – it is creamy and smooth and “goes down easy!”
I want to thank reader Laurie for the idea on this one. I would have never thought of something so simple yet delicious!