Homemade Coconut Peanut Butter




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!

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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.

Step One:

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.

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Step Two:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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