Make peanut butter in your food processor in just five minutes with only one ingredient – PEANUTS! Salt and honey are optional. It’s SO GOOD!
I LOVE peanut butter. But, I have to say I’m pretty picky about what kind I like to eat. I like to eat REAL peanut butter that doesn’t have a lot of “extras” added to it.
I really don’t want things like high fructose corn syrup and miscellaneous chemicals and preservatives when it doesn’t need it. There is only thing that peanut butter really needs. That’s peanuts!!
When it comes to peanut butter preferences for me, salt is good (I like things salty) and if you like things a little sweeter, you can sweeten your peanut butter naturally with honey.
For choosing peanuts, dry roasted peanuts will give you the best flavor. You can buy unsalted peanuts if you’re looking to reduce the sodium, but I love the extra flavor from salted dry roasted peanuts.
If you use a lot of peanut butter, your best option when making it for yourself is to buy your peanuts in bulk. You can do that at a natural foods co-op, a warehouse club store (like Sam’s Club or Costco) or on Amazon.
Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe
How to make homemade peanut butter:
Place peanuts (and optional ingredients if using) in food processor and run for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.
If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.
You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts.
1 cup of peanuts yields a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
Does homemade peanut butter need to be refrigerated?
To keep your natural peanut butter fresh, store it in the refrigerator. When it’s cold it will stiffen up, so stir it up before using to make it easier to spread.
What can I make with homemade peanut butter?
Now that your peanut butter is made, you can use it in sandwiches, on crackers, in smoothies or any of the other ways you enjoy peanut butter.
You can also make these yummy Apple Sandwiches (perfect for after-school snacks) or pack a lunch with these Homemade PB&J Uncrustables!
Another one of our favorites is Peanut Butter Chocolate and Banana Quesadillas. They’re so delicious!
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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter
- Honey optional
- Salt optional
- Place peanuts (and optional ingredients if using) in food processor.
- Run processor for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary.
- Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.
Tammy Horn says
This looks so good, and very easy to make. My mom use to make her own Peanut Butter all the time, but I never knew how she made it. I am going to try this. Thank you!
Do you need to store the peanut butter in the fridge after it’s made?
Good question! I’ll update the post with this. Yes, I recommend storing it in the fridge to keep it fresh. You will need to stir it up when you take it out as it will stiffen up when it’s cold.
Jennifer Farley says
So much better than store bought! Love how easy it is!
I love homemade peanut butter! SO much healthier, can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂
Who knew making peanut butter at home was so easy!!!
I love peanut butter! Looks so delicious and so easy to make ♥
We eat a TONNE of peanut butter in this house its so much cheaper to make our own and your recipe is so easy!
Jennifer | SavorwithJennifer says
WHY have I never done this before? We Love pb in our house and I’m all about less processed. Thanks for the share!
I have never made my own peanut butter. But you make a good point about salt. I like things salty too. So I think I need to try making my own peanut butter now!
Jessica Walker says
This looks yummy!
michele pineda says
my teen loves peanut butter! I will definitely try this, so easy!
shelly peterson says
I have never thought to make my own peanut butter before. I will have to try this.
I have always wanted to make my own peanut butter. This looks so easy and delicious!
Marisela Zuniga says
I have never tried making my own peanut butter but it looks pretty easy! thank you for the recipe
I have never made homemade peanut butter before but after reading this blog post, I’m going to try it for myself. Looks so easy to make yourself and much healthier than that processed crap you buy premade.
Homemade peanut butter is so good! I would love to try some of those recipe ideas. They all look really delicious!
Christina Gould says
That looks so easy. I’d love to try it. Thanks for sharing!