I really wanted to experiment with making raw peanut butter from raw peanuts. So when they had raw peanuts in the bulk section at Whole Foods, I jumped on them.

Then I took a look at the recipe for raw peanut butter in my Vita Mix “Whole Food machine” “recipes and instructions” book that came with my Vita Mix.

The Vitamix recipe for raw peanut butter from raw peanuts calls for:

4 1/2 cups raw peanuts
3 Tablespoons canola or olive oil

I didn’t want to make that much, and I wanted to use Udo’s Oil. So I didn’t, and I did, respectively.

For my raw peanut butter from raw peanuts I used:

1 cup raw peanuts
1 tablespoon (plus more) Udo’s Oil

Put the oil in the bottom of your Vita Mix, and then put the peanuts on top. Process at “hi” until peanuts are all ground. You will need to stop every so often and push the peanut grindings from the sides into the center of the Vita Mix, to the blades.

When the peanuts are all ground, slowly add more oil until the peanut butter emulsifies and gets to the consistency you want.

When it’s done you can add salt to taste if you like.

Vita Mix warns that once the peanut butter is done, if you continue to process it for more than a minute, you may overheat the machine (then it will automatically shut off until it’s cooled down).

Now, I have to tell you that I didn’t really like the flavour of raw peanut butter. To me, it tasted to – well – raw. However you may like it.

BUT! I then took this peanut butter and made a fantastic spicy peanut sauce which I not only liked, but I adored. You too may adore Annie’s Spicy Peanut Sauce .

Here are organic raw peanuts (click on the picture for more information):

Nature's First Law Raw Organic Health Wild Jungle Peanuts

Here is Udo’s Oil (click on the picture for more information):

Udos Choice Oil Blend, 32 oz