Homemade Peanut Butter (★★★★★) using the Vitamix 7500 (with video)

Looking back at my peanut butter recipe, it’s not nearly as short or clear as it could be.  You can still view that one if you want, but this is the short, simple version, and it comes with a video.

Homemade Peanut Butter (★★★★★)
Definitely not as sweet as store brand peanut butter, but my four-year-old son devours it

1 lbs. Bulk Dry Roasted Peanuts, Unsalted
3/4 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

Blend for one minute, and use the tamper to push the peanuts into the blades.  That’s it!

Again, if you want a longer version of above, with slightly different ratios, go ahead and checkout my peanut butter recipe from 2011.

For those of you who are most interested in hearing how the Vitamix 7500 compares to the Vitamix 5200, or how well the 7500 blends dense mixes, I can say that the 7500 made great peanut butter my first time making peanut butter in it, and that the 5200 seemed to have a work a little harder, but also made great peanut butter time after time.

    • Meva
    • December 4th, 2012

    Question for you: I just received my 7500 and am considering exchanging for the 5200. As I am single and frequently make one-serving 1 cup smoothies/puddings/dips, I am finding that the width of the new container on the 7500 wont allow me to blend a 1 cup servings into a smooth consistency. It spats all over the container and in the case of my favorite avocado/banana/chocolate pudding, comes out real chunky. It wont blend all the banana or avo pieces. Probably not a problem, if making more than 1 cup of anything but def an issue for me. Any thoughts or experience with this?

    • I think you’re on to something there! Today’s peanut butter was a whole pound of peanuts, but I used to regularly use around three-quarters of a pound in my 5200. The wider base seems to be good for a lot of things, but for single servings/small batches, the larger circumference of the 7500 may necessitate a larger batch to blend well.

      Also, what is this avocado/banana/chocolate pudding you’re talking about? That sounds like something I’d like to try!

    • Meva
    • December 4th, 2012

    I wish they’d sell the 7500 with the choice of either container. I don’t want to pay more than I have already to get the tall container as well.

    This pudding is amazing, and you can modify in so many different ways. Let me know how it works out! I also use as a healthy fondue with strawberries.

    Makes about 1 cup of pudding.

    1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (also works well with coconut water)
    1 scoop of chocolate Sunwarrior protein powder (or you can use cocoa/cacao powder)
    dash of cinnamon
    1 ripe banana
    1/4 of avocado
    top with a little sprinkle of Pink Himalayan crystal salt (optional)

    & blend!

    Sometimes I’ll add a 1/2 teaspoon of maca or spirulina to add more nutrition.

    • Do you know if you trade-in the 5200 if you have to trade in the blender container as well? I wonder if they’d let you keep it? (I’m pretty sure I’m giving mine to my parents, so I won’t be able to hold on to mine, unfortunately.)

    • Kevin
    • December 9th, 2012

    i think those two led are the main difference between the two.

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