Homemade Peanut Butter

I’ve found myself making a lot of recipes with peanut butter lately and I wanted to share with you how I make my own peanut butter and why I prefer it to store bought nut butters (that aren’t a million dollars a jar). 

I never make peanut butter the same way and I don’t have a precise recipe that I use. It really all depends on how I feel on that day. I started making homemade peanut butter for my dogs. I don’t give it to them often but they LOVE peanut butter and I wanted to make sure that they aren’t getting a bunch of extra stuff in there that they don’t need.

 I loved the simplicity and the taste of it so much though that I started making big batches of it so I had some for myself too.

I keep it simple with just roasted peanuts and sometimes a tad bit of oil. For myself, I almost always end up putting a nice big spoonful of honey in there as well. I love me some honey peanut butter!

It’s really as simple as that. Place your roasted peanuts in a food processor and process until they get creamy.

It takes a while in the processor to get to the consistency of peanut butter. So be patient. Mine typically takes a good 10-15 minutes.

I also stop the processor every few minutes to scrap the sides, let the processor cool, and add a touch of oil or honey if necessary.

After a bit, your peanuts will be butter! It’s really that simple.

Have you made any homemade nut butters before??

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9 comments on “Homemade Peanut Butter”

  1. Umm yums–pbutter is totally my favorite guilty pleasure :) Love that this one is all natural and you know what ingredients go into it! I am going to try it!


  2. I have been wanting to make this but wasn’t quite sure how. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve been eating a lot of roasted peanuts lately and was JUST wondering how hard it would be to make your own peanut butter! Sadly, I don’t have a food processor, but I will keep this in mind for the future!

  4. I love homemade goodies, so I am definitely going to have to make this.

    –Me And My Mini Me

  5. I make almond butter a lot, mostly because I haven’t been able to find organic roasted peanuts that I like. I’m super picky, lol. I used to buy organic peanut butter in a jar but then they had a huge recall and now I’m over it. -.-

  6. Happened on your site looking for dog ice cream recipes. Grabbed a jar of roasted unsalted peanuts at Walmart ($1.50).  I will never buy peanut butter again!  My husband loves it!  I like the simplicity and lack of artificial ingredients. Thanks!  Now for doggy ice cream. 

  7. What kind of oil do you use? Peanut oil? Wanna make this for my pups.