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Blender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart Cherries
March 14, 2018 in Breakfast · Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · Recipe Box · Sweets · 9 Comments

Blender Peanut Butter // there is nothing as delicious as homemade peanut butter. and this comes together in just 5 minutes!This blender peanut butter recipe is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute, a continued partner of Heartbeet Kitchen.

There is one thing that will always and forever satisfy me right before I go to a bed — and that is a spoonful of peanut butter.

If you’ve never made homemade peanut butter, you should know three things.

  1. It’s incredibly, ridiculously easy. Just grab your blender or food processor and go.
  2. It’s much cheaper than spending $7 for an overpriced jar at Whole Foods.
  3. There is nothing that can quite compare to the true bliss that is the first, warm spoonful as you scrape it out of the blender.

Blender Peanut Butter // there is nothing as delicious as homemade peanut butter. and this comes together in just 5 minutes! Blender Peanut Butter // there is nothing as delicious as homemade peanut butter. and this comes together in just 5 minutes!

While recipe testing, I made batches with both raw peanuts and dry roasted. I much prefer dry roasted, as they release their oil a bit easier, and the end result turns out naturally sweeter because the naturally present sugar in peanuts concentrate during roasting, just like other vegetables.

It’s not uncommon for me to have a couple of jars in my refrigerator, from plain to fun variations like this version with dried Montmorency tart cherries and sea salt. The tart cherries add a bit of texture, along with a fruity, sweet-tart punch. I think it tastes kind of like peanut butter and jelly, in one!

How to make peanut butter in your blendtec How to make peanut butter in your blendtec

Montmorency tart cherries not only taste great, but they also help with sleep, as one of the few food sources that have an abundant source of melatonin. Melatonin has been shown to improve the quality and duration of sleep, reduce the severity of insomnia, and increase overall sleep efficiency. Especially important since we just rolled into daylight savings time and lost a bit of shut eye.

Which makes a spoonful of this peanut butter before bed even more appropriate, right?

note: To ensure optimal smoothness, I add one teaspoon of avocado oil (the neutral flavor is key, as well as the fact that quality sources are easier to come by, unlike some vegetable oils.) and use my Blendtec blender. I’ve spoken before about how much I love the smaller jar you can get for it, called the Twister jar, that works incredibly well for nut butters. You can certainly use a food processor as well.

xo,
Amanda

Blender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart CherriesBlender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart CherriesBlender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart Cherries

Blender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart Cherries

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Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 min
Yields 1 jar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried Montmorency tart cherries

Directions

Add peanuts and salt to a high speed blender (or powerful food processor). Pulse a few times to get started, then put on high speed for 20 seconds. Stop, stir all the way to the bottom, and return to high speed for 20 seconds. Add oil, then return to high speed. Add this point the peanuts should be breaking down and churning. Continue to blend until smooth and creamy. 

Add tart cherries and pulse several times to incorporate, then mix on high speed for 10 seconds. Store in a jar, in the refrigerator.

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9 thoughts on “Blender Peanut Butter with Dried Tart Cherries

  1. Jessica Kelley

    This combo sounds incredible. PB&J with the hassle of sticky J… somehow I always manage to get it everywhere. I’m with you on the roasting nuts for nut butter. The flavor is so much better. Slightly sweeter and way ore depth.

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  2. thalia

    totally saw this on your instagram Amanda, and i’ve been obsessed with the idea of making peanut butter with cherries ever since. it looks SO SMOOTH and creamy. definitely a must-try. X

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  3. Cassie Thuvan Tran

    This makes me think of peanut butter and jelly flavored peanut butter! Amazing! I don’t know if I have the patience to make my own nut butter, but I have seen so many recipes and I hear it’s seriously worth it. I might have to use this idea and use blueberries or raspberries!

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