How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Peanut Butter

Some things in the world are just too too easy.  Peanut butter is one of those things.

I suppose those easy things work to compliment the tasks in life that are far too complicated for their own good.  These complicated tasks include, but are not limited to, matching your socks fresh out of the dryer, finding your other slipper in a closet full of shoes, and emptying your vacuum bag and finding replacements of the same size and shape… seriously, why is that so hard!?

Where these little bits of life are difficult, some things, like homemade peanut butter, are easy peasy.  Thank goodness for the little things.

How to Make Peanut Butter

How to Make Peanut Butter

This recipe is so easy that I almost feel bad typing it out for you.  In essence, if you throw shelled peanuts into a food processor, with or without a pinch of salt, whirl it up for several minutes, you’ll have the magic of peanut butter in your kitchen.  It’s really that easy, and you skip all the dirty hydrogenated oils that sometimes complicate our food.

Peanut butter…. make it.

How to Make Peanut Butter

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

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makes just over 1 cup of peanut butter

1 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts (you can also used roasted unsalted peanuts, or roasted and salted peanuts, adjusting the salt to taste)

pinch of salt

Place shelled peanuts in the bowl of a food processor with blade.  Make sure the lid is on tight and turn on the food processor.  Nuts will move from course to finely ground then begin to form a paste.  Feel free to stop the food processor once the paste begins to form to scrape the sides of the bowl.  Turn on food processor again until the peanuts resemble a thick, but mostly smooth, and shiny (from the peanut oil) peanut butter.  This took me about 4 minutes of food processing

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  Place in a warm water bath or in a low microwave for 30-45 seconds to soften and spread.  Delicious!

How to Make Peanut Butter

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113 thoughts on “How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

  1. I love making things from scratch instead of buying it all prepared in stores. Especially since the brand names add junk we don’t need (yikes!). Adam’s Peanut Butter is a healthier option, but preparing your own makes it even more special!

    Thanks for the inspiration/reminder to try making my own peanut butter.

  2. I loved this post! Yet, it reminded of every single time I go to Whole Foods and watching people pay money for “homemade” peanut butter! :) I am with you, I walk two steps over to the bulk section. There I grab peanuts and make my own at home. YUM!

  3. Amen! There is absolutely nothing wrong with posting such a simple yet wonderful recipe! Homemade peanut butter…mmm, mmm. I love adding coconut to mine when I put it in the food processor!

  4. Thank you!!! I’ve been wanting to make peanut better. I knew it was supposed to be easy… I didn’t know it was THIS easy!! I love your blog…

  5. Hi Joy
    Just another question – have you got a database/archive so we can look for particular recipes already posted?
    Also, are you going to post all the answers, I was looking forward to reading them!

  6. I love peanut butter. For the past few years I have been buying the all natural peanut butter which tastes great in my opinion. Until I have a food processor I am going to have to keep buying it. This may be a reason to get a good processor sooner rather than later.

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