How to make homemade peanut butter

Find out how to make peanut butter at house from scratch with this simple step-by-step tutorial. You solely want peanuts and a meals processor. No oil, no sugar, no nasties! Naturally vegan and gluten free.

An open jar of homemade peanut butter

I can nonetheless keep in mind the primary time I attempted peanut butter – it is not likely widespread the place I am from so I used to be in my early 20s – and it was love at first chew. I advised myself “okay, now I perceive why Elvis (Presley, duh!) was such an enormous fan!”.

I learnt fairly early on how to make it at house (once more, not widespread the place I lived on the time) and let me let you know, it’s tremendous duper simple! 

Overhead shot of a jar of homemade peanut butter with a spoon

Making your individual peanut butter is wonderful as a result of:

I will present you the way it works on this simple step-by-step tutorial.

step by step pictures showing how to roast peanuts

Steps 1 & 2 – First, we dry roast some uncooked peanuts within the oven

Step 3 – In case your peanuts have remaining pores and skin on them (fairly widespread once you purchase them in bulk), allow them to cool a bit, place them in a clear towel and rub them towards one another. The pores and skin will go off simply.

Step 4 – Place the roasted peanuts (heat however cooled down a bit) in a meals processor.

Steps 5, 6, 7 & 8 – Course of till you attain a really easy, nearly liquid consistency (5 to 10 minutes, relying in your meals processor)

The peanuts will undergo completely different levels: sandy, moist sand (step 5), thick paste, half thick/hack easy paste (step 6), easy paste (step 7) and nearly liquid (step 8).

Step by step pictures showing peanuts in the food processor to make peanut butter

Step by step pictures showing the last stage of peanut butter being made in the food processor

At this level (step 8), you may incorporate some add-ins to make this peanut butter yours.

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Reserve ¾ cup of the roasted peanuts (earlier than making the peanut butter). Place them in a meals processor and course of till they’re finely chopped. Take away from the meals processor and put aside.

Proceed with the remainder of the recipe and make the peanut butter. When it is prepared, stir within the reserved peanuts with a spoon or rubber spatula till nicely mixed.

Salty Peanut Butter

My private favourite! PB with a touch of saltiness is a should to me, nevertheless it’s fully a private choice.

Add ½ teaspoon sea salt to the completed peanut butter within the meals processor and pulse a number of occasions to mix. Style and add extra to style.

Honey Peanut Butter

Add 2 tablespoons honey to the completed peanut butter within the meals processor and pulse a number of occasions to mix. Add extra to style.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Add ¼ cup to ½ cup cocoa powder to the completed peanut butter within the meals processor and pulse a number of occasions to mix.

You may add some honey too for a sweeter peanut butter. Begin with 1 tablespoon and add extra to style.

Apart from these 4 common variations, some individuals additionally add cinnamon (begin with ½ teaspoon) and vanilla (begin with ½ teaspoon).

A jar of homemade peanut butter with a silver knife in it.

Find out how to make peanut butter at house from scratch with this simple step-by-step tutorial! You solely want peanuts and a meals processor. No oil, no sugar, no nasties! Naturally vegan and gluten free.

Preheat oven to 400F – 200C.

Unfold the peanuts on a big baking sheet, in a single layer. 

Roast for 15 to 25 minutes or till golden.

I like to roast them for up to 25 minutes in order that they’re very golden (as seen on the photographs) as a result of it actually enhances the style – nevertheless it’s a private choice, you would possibly like a milder style!

If you happen to do roast them for that lengthy, maintain an eye fixed them to make positive they do not burn (all ovens are completely different so yours is perhaps prepared in much less time)

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Take away from the oven and allow them to cool a bit. Add the nice and cozy (however not scorching!) peanuts to a meals processor fitted with the “S” blade.

Course of for about 5 to 10 minutes (relying in your meals processor) or till you get hold of the very easy, nearly liquid peanut butter (it’ll agency up because it cools). 

Scrape down the edges with a rubber spatula through the course of as wanted.

The peanuts will undergo completely different levels: sandy, moist sand, thick paste, half thick/hack easy paste, easy paste, nearly liquid.

At this stage (when the peanut butter has reached the proper consistency), add your optionally available add-ins (see notes) and course of till included.

I like to add ½ tsp to 1 tsp in my peanut butter.



If you happen to tried making homemade peanut butter, don’t neglect to price the recipe beneath and let me know the way it went within the feedback – I really like listening to from you! You can even observe me on Instagram, Pinterest and Fb for extra deliciousness and behind-the-scenes!

UPDATE NOTE: This publish was initially revealed on August 15, 2012 and republished in February 2019 with an up to date recipe, new pictures and extra suggestions.

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August 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Appears scrumptious Marie! I really like making nut butters. They’re a lot simpler and extra economical than shopping for from the shop…they usually style higher as a result of they’re so recent! I’ll positively have to try these chocolate bites. I really like having little treats like that to snack on in a day. Stunning photos, as at all times… 🙂


August 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Thanks a lot Lauren! What sort of nut butter do you make moreover PB?


August 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Nice pics! How lengthy do you suppose it may possibly final for within the fridge?


August 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Thanks 😀 I am undecided as a result of mine will get eaten in lower than every week. However I might say at the very least a month. The one ingredient is peanut, and peanuts final without end within the pantry. So I do not see why it will be completely different with peanut butter.


August 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

are you able to do that with almonds?


August 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I am undecided as a result of I have not tried, however I do not see why not. I do not suppose you’d even want to add any oil. Let me know when you attempt it sometime, I might love to know the way it seems.


August 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

This appears nice! Do I would like to roast my peanuts first or can or not it’s achieved with un-roasted peanuts?


August 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thanks Teresa! I did not roast mine as a result of I purchased roasted peanuts. I might say roasting them is just not a necessary step nevertheless it definitively provides some flavors. If you do not know how to roast nuts, examine that article


November 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I’ve tried w/ unroasted peanuts and it didn’t work nicely. It didn’t get previous the thick, clumpy section. As soon as I roasted the uncooked peanuts, it labored superbly.


November 19, 2012 at 3:55 am

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Thanks for letting me know Eileen. I’ve by no means tried with unroasted peanuts and I assumed one would get the identical outcomes with roasted and unroasted ones.
I am glad you determined to attempt once more after the primary failure!


April 09, 2017 at 11:32 pm

No, the primary timeI tried I used uncooked peanuts and though I had no issues with the feel it was missing in taste. The roasting course of is unquestionably obligatory. I additionally add a contact of stevia as I prefer it to style like commercially produced peanut butter and that usually has a great deal of sugar.


August 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I like peanut butter, homemade is the most effective! I additionally make butter from walnuts or cashews, a lot better than grocery’s ones 🙂


August 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I definitively have to attempt with different nuts!

Susan Stone

January 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Hello Marie,
Thanks very a lot for exhibiting that one can make peanut butter with out including oil or the rest. This was extremely fast and simple. I have been making my very own almond butter for some time now, utilizing uncooked almonds (not blanched), which is scrumptious. I began making my very own as a result of the stuff within the shops was extremely costly and regarded terrible – not like one thing I would need to eat. No extra business nut butters for me! I’ve checked out a few your different recipes they usually look great. Thanks for sharing.


January 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I nonetheless want to attempt nut butter, individuals maintain telling how good and simple it’s!
I am glad you loved my weblog 🙂


February 25, 2013 at 4:52 am

Omg ! It is really easy to do !


February 25, 2013 at 5:05 am

Sure!! And so good too!

Megan Thomas

March 01, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Yum! I really like how you place it within the cute little canister! I had bother getting the precise consistency with none oil. Any suggestions?

I made a chocolate peanut butter model that got here out rather well! Test it out.


March 03, 2013 at 1:54 am

Hey megan! I really like this canister too 🙂 sadly I wasn’t ready to deliver it to Australia with me, or any kitchenware for that matter…
Did you course of your nuts lengthy sufficient? The primary time I made some I assumed I would not get previous the powder stage, however I stored processing and all of the sudden the nuts launched their oil and it become a thick paste, after which a creamy paste. You really want to maintain processing till it really works! It will possibly take a couple of minutes. Did you utilize a meals processor? I am undecided it will work with a blender, I by no means tried. Hope this helps!
I attempted to remark in your weblog nevertheless it did not work. Your chocolate model appears very yummy, and wholesome too!!

Megan Thomas

March 03, 2013 at 9:10 am

Hey. I wager you possibly can order the canisters on-line. I discovered some on amazon for a good value, .

I’m going to attempt once more with out the chocolate. My boyfriend made an excellent level, he stated the oil was in all probability absorbed by the coco powder. I did use a meals processor. Im going to attempt honey roasted peanut butter subsequent time! Have you ever ever tried that?


March 05, 2013 at 8:28 pm

That is an excellent level! You’ve gotten one intelligent boyfriend 😉 subsequent time you possibly can to incorporate the cocoa powder on the finish, as soon as the oil is launched, and see how this work. I’ve by no means tried with honey roasted peanuts however I’ve heard so much about it, I wager it is deeeelicious!

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July 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

OMG, so I’m not the one one who dunks a finger into the peanut butter jar when nobody is watching. It is wonderful, is not it?
Love the weblog, beautiful photos, and beautiful you 🙂


August 01, 2013 at 3:48 am

You are definitively not the one one, I am completely responsible too!! Thanks so much to your form phrases Zinal, that is very candy of you 🙂


August 08, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I made this however added a pinch of salt since I used unsalted peanuts and a few honey… I like my PB a little bit candy 🙂 and it was Yummmmyyyy!! 🙂


August 08, 2013 at 5:07 pm

You are proper homemade PB is sooo yummmyy!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

Italia Patras Traghetti

October 17, 2013 at 3:13 am

It’s a recipy that I would love to attempt, in Greece we do not eat peanut butter however it’s so beloved elsewhere that it makes me need to attempt.

Mara @ ElementalCustard

November 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I made homemade peanut butter for the primary time this previous weekend 🙂 and I completely added cinnamon to it. Delish- By no means shopping for it again- Subsequent on the checklist = hazelnut butter! MMM


December 04, 2013 at 4:03 am

Oh my! Peanut butter and cinnamon…A dream come true! Cannot imagine I by no means tried that mixture earlier than! Thanks for stopping by Mara 🙂


February 26, 2019 at 7:58 pm

I am such a fan of homemade nut butters! They at all times prove so recent and creamy.


February 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

They’re the most effective! 🙂


February 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm

I put peanut butter on EVERYTHING!!! That is a tremendous recipe, it was my first time making homemade and it turned out nice 🙂


February 27, 2019 at 11:52 am

You and me the identical!! So glad it turned out nice Noelle 🙂


February 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

It has been some time since I’ve made any nut butters myself, however the salted model you shared seems like one thing that I would like to make… and use for peanut butter cookies. 🙂


February 27, 2019 at 11:53 am

Oooh sure! Please do ship me a pair cookies please 😉

Lucy Parissi

February 26, 2019 at 10:27 pm

As if homemade peanut butter itself wasn’t a deal with sufficient, you have given loads of add-ins to add an additional ingredient of pleasure once in a while. Loving the chocolate model.


February 27, 2019 at 11:53 am

Extra causes to eat peanut butter on a regular basis haha

Alexandra @ It is Not Difficult Recipes

February 27, 2019 at 7:35 am

Such a scrumptious and intelligent concept!
Adore it!!


February 27, 2019 at 11:54 am

Thanks Alexandra!


January 01, 2020 at 5:52 am

Do the oils seperate out whereas in storage?


January 01, 2020 at 10:30 am

Little or no. I do not at all times have to stir it.

Terry Winitana

August 06, 2020 at 12:00 am

Are you able to make walnut butter the identical approach as peanut butter


August 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Sure you may! Roast them first and take away many of the pores and skin (utilizing a kitchen towel) to make the butter creamier.

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