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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

4.32 from 29 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

4.32 from 29 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: http://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: http://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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Tahira Akhtar
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Tahira Akhtar
4 months 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
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Zee
6 months 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.

aditi gupta
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aditi gupta
9 months ago

Hi Gemma please share some recepies made from peanut butter like cheese cakes and many more and veg version

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Gracie08
9 months ago

The other day I made some Homemade Peanut Butter. It was so easy and tastes so good that today I had to make some Cashew Butter also. I’m really enjoying learning how to make things from scratch and really appreciate that you take the time to show us how to do this. Looking forward to making more things.

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anggita purnamasari
10 months ago

Hi gemma, i dont have honey nor agave in my dorm, could i skip this ingredient or substitute it with something else ? Thanks!

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Sunitha Rupesh
10 months ago

Hi Gemma I did the peanut butter, but it’s too salty how to fix this Pls help

Antoinette Cei
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Antoinette Cei
1 year ago

Hi!! I will be making this soon, but what about sunfower seed butter?? Can the peanuts be substituted with sunflower seeds? Or do ypu have a sunflower seed butter recipe?

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Aadiba Hossain
1 year ago

hey gemma, my blender isn’t the best and I won’t be getting a new one for a while so I was hoping of grinding the nuts up into a powder first in my grinder. Do you think it would be fine if I grinded the nuts up first then put the powder and oil together in the blender and blend it up?

Yolanda Tomaszewski
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Yolanda Tomaszewski
1 year ago

I never add anything to my peanut butter. I use redskin peanuts and put them in my food processor and pulse it a few times them run it for about 5 mins. No need for sugar or oil. If you want a bit of salt use half salted and half unsalted peanuts. It is the best

Pamela Correa
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Pamela Correa
1 year ago

The best peanut butter recipe ever.

My family and I enjoy it almost everyday ???? thank you Gemma, we love you.

Pamela

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