Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

When I’m cooking, I like to make everything from scratch. It tastes way better than anything you could ever buy from the store, and I love to know exactly what I’m putting in my food.

So the other day, I tried making my own peanut butter. What could be more delightful than homemade peanut butter? I am a big fan of PB. And I mean BIG. I’m the kind of girl who eats peanut butter right from the jar. Several times a day. Hmm I know, that’s bad. Very bad. But I can’t help it. Anyone out there that can relate? Thank you.

But you know what? The guilt isn’t so bad because there’s no added oil in this homemade peanut butter. Nope, no oil. That’s not necessary in that recipe.

Well, we can hardly call that a recipe. Basically there’s only 2 steps. Put peanuts in the food processor, pulse on high power for a few minutes, and eat. Tada! You can make it more personal by adding some flavorings (honey, salt, alcohol…) and/or by choosing different types of peanuts. But anyway, I think even a child could do homemade peanut butter.

Need another reason to make homemade peanut butter? You’d be able to make those amazingย Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Bites.ย Check this pic and let me know if you’re still hesitating.

Fancy more snack ideas?ย I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just belowย ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ย Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away!ย Enjoy, friend!

Homemade Peanut Butter

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cup

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Cal: 103 - Protein: 4.7g - Fat: 8.9g - Carbs: 2.9g - Fiber: 1.5g - Sugar: 37.2g - Old Points: 2 pts - Points+: 3 pts


  • 3 cups peanuts of your choice (I used salted peanuts)


  1. Put peanuts in a food processor.
  2. Process on high power for about 5 minutes or until you obtain the desired consistency. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula during the process if needed.
  3. Transfer peanut butter in a airtight container and store in the fridge.


Your peanuts will come through different stages : crushed, powder, paste, thicker paste and finally creamy paste. It may take longer than 5 minutes depending on your food processor. Keep processing until you get a perfect peanut butter. If your processor is becoming too hot, take a break and start again when it has cooled down.


Fancy more snack ideas?ย I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just belowย ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ย Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away!ย Enjoy, friend!

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  1. Looks delicious Marie! I love making nut butters. They’re so much easier and more economical than buying from the store…and they taste better because they’re so fresh! I will definitely have to check out those chocolate bites. I love having little treats like that to snack on in a day. Beautiful pictures, as always… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m not sure because mine gets eaten in less than a week. But I would say at least a month. The only ingredient is peanut, and peanuts last forever in the pantry. So I don’t see why it would be different with peanut butter.

    1. I’m not sure because I haven’t tried, but I don’t see why not. I don’t think you’d even need to add any oil. Let me know if you try it someday, I would love to know how it turns out.

    1. I have tried w/ unroasted peanuts and it did not work well. It did not get past the thick, clumpy phase. Once I roasted the raw peanuts, it worked beautifully.

      1. Thanks for letting me know Eileen. I’ve never tried with unroasted peanuts and I assumed one would get the same results with roasted and unroasted ones.
        I’m glad you decided to try again after the first failure!

        1. No, the first timeI tried I used raw peanuts and although I had no problems with the texture it was lacking in flavor. The roasting process is definitely necessary. I also add a touch of stevia as I like it to taste like commercially produced peanut butter and that often has loads of sugar.

  2. Hi Marie,
    Thank you very much for showing that one can make peanut butter without adding oil or anything else. This was incredibly quick and easy. I’ve been making my own almond butter for a while now, using raw almonds (not blanched), which is delicious. I started making my own because the stuff in the stores was incredibly expensive and looked awful – not like something I’d want to eat. No more commercial nut butters for me! I’ve checked out a couple of your other recipes and they look wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hey megan! I love this canister too ๐Ÿ™‚ unfortunately I wasn’t able to bring it to Australia with me, or any kitchenware for that matter…
      Did you process your nuts long enough? The first time I made some I thought I wouldn’t get past the powder stage, but I kept processing and suddenly the nuts released their oil and it turned into a thick paste, and then a creamy paste. You really need to keep processing until it works! It can take a few minutes. Did you use a food processor? I’m not sure it would work with a blender, I never tried. Hope this helps!
      I tried to comment on your blog but it didn’t work. Your chocolate version looks very yummy, and healthy too!!

        1. That’s a good point! You have one clever boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰ next time you could to incorporate the cocoa powder at the end, once the oil is released, and see how this work. I’ve never tried with honey roasted peanuts but I’ve heard a lot about it, I bet it’s deeeelicious!

  4. OMG, so I am not the only one who dunks a finger into the peanut butter jar when no one is watching. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
    Love the blog, lovely pictures, and lovely you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You’re definitively not the only one, I’m totally guilty too!! Thanks a lot for your kind words Zinal, that’s very sweet of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I made this but added a pinch of salt since I used unsalted peanuts and some honey… I like my PB a little sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ and it was Yummmmyyyy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh my! Peanut butter and cinnamon…A dream come true! Can’t believe I never tried that combination before! Thanks for stopping by Mara ๐Ÿ™‚

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