Homemade Peanut Butter

Learn how to make homemade peanut butter with this simple step-by-step tutorial in recipe.  It’s made naturally with tons of — you guessed it — peanuts!!

Learn how to make Homemade Peanut Butter in the food processor! It's super quick and easy, and made with all-natural ingredients you can feel good about. Step-by-step video included! | gimmesomeoven.com

Today marks two weeks of living in my new loft without a fully functioning kitchen, which in the land of food blogging has proven a bit challenging.  Let’s just say I’ve been eating a lot of salads and sandwiches.  (Ok, ok, and maybe taking the opportunity to frequent my favorite taco shop across the street a few times.)  :)

But one of the joys of moving was discovering some little hidden treasures in my pantry, including three containers of peanuts.  Who knew?  So for something different today, I thought I would take the opportunity to spruce up an old recipe on the blog for homemade peanut butter.

I first blogged about how to make homemade peanut butter four years ago, and have made it countless times since.  It literally could not be easier.  Just process peanuts in the food processor for a few minutes until their smooth, and you’re good to go.  I used to add oil and honey to my peanut butter, but now I just like it plain with an extra pinch of salt.  You can also use any kind of peanuts that you want — party peanuts, honey-roasted, unsalted, Spanish peanuts, mixed nuts, etc.  Just about anything works, and the variations can be so fun!

So for anyone who has never tried this fun trick at home before, I snapped photos this time around for a step-by-step tutorial.

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First, you begin with your peanuts.  You can use however many you’d like!  I used all of the peanuts I had on hand this time, which was nearly 6 cups.  But you can make as large or small a batch as you would like.

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Simply pour the peanuts into the bowl of your food processor, and then watch the peanuts go through the various stages that come with homemade peanut butter.

 

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First they turn into a fine ground…

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…which I usually have to loosen a bit with my rubber spatula so that they don’t all stick to the sides of the food processor…

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…then it will turn into a thick, gritty paste…and then sandy smooth…

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…until finally the peanut butter reaches the really creamy, smooth state.  Couldn’t resist a little lick.

So if you love peanut butter as much as I do, give this recipe a try!

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Learn how to make homemade peanut butter with this simple tutorial. It’s so easy!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups peanuts (any kind — party, honey roasted, mixed, dry-roasted, salted/unsalted, any!)
  • optional add-ins: salt and/or honey

Directions:

  1. Place the peanuts in a food processor, and process for 1 minute. Use a spatula to loosen mixture from the sides of the bowl if the mixture is sticking. Then continue to process until completely smooth, about 2-3 more minutes.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container, cover and refrigerate until use. Peanut butter should keep for between 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator. Stir each time before using.
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Learn how to make Homemade Peanut Butter in the food processor! It's super quick and easy, and made with all-natural ingredients you can feel good about. Step-by-step video included! | gimmesomeoven.com

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88 comments on “Homemade Peanut Butter”

  1. Thank you i thought it would be more difficult.

  2. Can you make almond or cashew butter the same way?

  3. can you make almond butter and cashew butter the same way?

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  10. how can l get and at what price in the best food processor costing?

    • Hi Tom, food processors tend to range from as low as $20-25 to $150-400, depending on the size and brand.

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  15. WILL BE TRYING THIS SOON. I recently just made my first small batch of single fold vanilla extract. Now I do have a question, maybe it’s been asked but I did not see it….. How long does the peanut butter last? Do you leave it on the counter top or put it in the fridge after putting it into an air tight container????

    • Hi Emmi! It’s in the second paragraph of the directions: Transfer to an airtight container, cover and refrigerate until use. Peanut butter should keep for between 4-6 weeks in the refrigerator. Stir each time before using. We hope you enjoy this! :)

  16. Thanks fir the tute!  I knew it was straightforward, but didn’t realize it was quite this easy!  But what is even more apparent is the need for this food processor in my life. Which one are you using here? 

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  18. How do I make peanut butter out of homegrown peanuts?

    • We’re not sure what you mean by homegrown peanuts — you should be able to use them (the same amount) in this recipe. We hope you enjoy!

  19. what is the fat and calorie content?

    • Hi Bonnie! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  20. Question for you, since the finished product isn’t 100% creamy would i be able to put this through a fine mesh strainer to get the peanut pieces out?

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