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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

4.4 from 41 votes
Learn How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter with just three ingredients and my easy recipe. You can enjoy it in your baking or by itself.
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter - it takes just 3 ingredients and only 5 minutes!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Between my husband, Kevin and me, and of course our dog, Waffles, we go through a lot of peanut butter in our house. Rather than having to go to the shop to keep on replacing it, we are going to make our own.

Homemade Peanut Butter is a delicious snack that’s healthy for you. Making it at home is so quick you’ll never want to buy this yummy treat at the store again. And with only three ingredients, it couldn’t be easier.

I love this Homemade Peanut Butter recipe because you use regular store-bought roasted salted peanuts so it has an extra punch of flavor from the already roasted and seasoned nuts. If you prefer less salt, you can buy unsalted peanuts and then salt your peanut butter to taste. Also, this nut butter recipe works using any nuts, so go nuts (pun intended).

First, grind up your peanuts in a food processor. You can also use a blender. If you don’t have access to a food processor, just make sure to stop periodically to scrape the bottom of the blender to make sure everything gets macerated evenly.

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Additionally, if you prefer a chunky style peanut butter, reserve a portion of your peanuts to throw in at the end and pulse the food processor until you’ve reached a consistency you like.

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Next add your oil and honey (or agave) and continue to blend the peanuts. It will seem very loose, but all that changes once you refrigerate the mix. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 12 weeks.

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Use your Homemade Peanut Butter in some of my Bigger Bolder Baking recipes including a Peanut Butter & Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal in a Mug, and my 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!

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Homemade Peanut Butter

4.4 from 41 votes
Learn How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter with just three ingredients and my easy recipe. You can enjoy it in your baking or by itself.
Author: https://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-peanut-butter-282211
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Learn How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter with just three ingredients and my easy recipe. You can enjoy it in your baking or by itself.
Author: https://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-peanut-butter-282211
Servings: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) roasted, salted peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola, safflower but NO olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)

Instructions

  • Put the peanuts in the food processor or blender and grind until they start to break down and form a soft, smooth paste. This takes around 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the oil and honey and process again till very well blended; NOTE: At this point the texture should be fairly soft but don't worry because it will stiffen in the refrigerator.
  • Store into an air tight container in the refrigerate for up to 12 weeks.

Recipe Notes

if your peanut butter seems too hard add a tad more oil to loosen it up.
If you want to add less sugar that is ok.

 

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JULIE
JULIE
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,Kevin,George & Waffles!! Can you please tell me at what temp (F) do I need to pre roast the salted peanuts at and for how long? If I cannot find regular un-roasted /salted nuts in a bulk isle can I use pre packaged (ie. planters nuts) and then proceed with your instructions? Thanks in advance!! 🙂

Shabina
Shabina
6 months ago

Hi Gemma, I want to give this recipe a try as I’ve just seen your peanut butter brownie recipe! 😀
Can I use normal sugar or caster sugar instead of the honey? Also the peanuts you use are they a mix of salted and unsalted?
Thank you

sillyb
6 months ago

I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, therefore the honey/agave is a no no, is there anything I can substitute?

Sumera
Sumera
7 months ago

Hi , I tried peanut butter, roasted them myself. But my peanut butter is too thick. I added more oil too. N in fridge it’s not spreadable consistency

Fathimah
Fathimah
9 months ago

Hi emma, i want to know what food processor are you using? May i?

Surana
10 months ago

Really love your recipes I am a new subscriber and that’s all I look at on a daily basis , I will love to see a whole grain bagel video.

Amy
Amy
10 months ago

Hey I love watching your videos and have tried a few recipes so far all are great I was wondering how much I would need to change the peanut butter recipe to use black walnuts?

SaraCastillo
11 months ago

Hi’Gemma,The peanut butter it was easy to make my puppy love it.Thank you

Tahira Akhtar
Tahira Akhtar
1 year ago

Not sure what I did wrong mine just turned to powder or flour mixture. Did I need to bake the nuts in the oven for some time first?

Zee
Zee
1 year ago

Hi Gemma
I would love to try this out. But I dont have a food processor at home. What model and brand would do the works for making nutbutters? Can you recommend. Thanks.

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