Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

A simple recipe to make delicious smooth peanut butter at home.

smooth peanut butter in a bowl

EASY HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER


Peanut butter is so easy to make at home.

If more people realised how easy it is to make, they'd make it at home and keep it pure.

You don't need a special machine or any fancy gadgets to make it.

All you need to make it at home is a blender or a food processor.


salted peanuts in a bowl


WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER?


All you need to make peanut butter is peanuts.

Peanut butter is a really pure product, or it should be. 

If you look on a jar of shop-bought peanut butter, most will contain peanuts, sugar, salt and stabilisers. They may include other additives too.

To make it at home all you need is some salted peanuts, that's it!

Of course you can use plain unsalted peanuts, but then you would want to add a little salt.

If you're using plain peanuts you want them to be skinned, as you don't want any skinned in the butter.


JUST PEANUTS, NOTHING ELSE?


Yep, just peanuts!

I use roasted salted peanuts. as they are already salted and it stops you from over-salting the peanut butter as it is already included.

You may have thought you need to add oil, but that's not the case as peanuts contain natural oil, so you don't need to add any.


FLAVOURED PEANUTS


You could also use flavoured peanuts to make peanut butter for a subtle flavouring.

You could use dry roasted peanuts, sweet chilli peanuts, BBQ peanuts or a mixture of salted peanuts and cashews.


Peanuts in a small blender jug

WHICH NUTS CAN YOU MAKE NUT BUTTER WITH?


  • Peanuts
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts 
  • Hazelnuts


WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO NUT BUTTER?


You can add spices like paprika, cinnamon or chilli when making nut butter to give them flavour.

You can also add chia seeds or flax seeds to add extra nutrients.


Peanut butter in a blender jug

TIPS FOR MAKING PEANUT BUTTER


  1. Use good quality roasted, salted nuts and don't add any extra salt or sugar, it doesn't need it.
  2. If you're using plain nuts, you can roast them first to give extra flavour.
  3. If you're using hazelnuts, blanch them first and remove the skin which can be bitter.
  4. You can mix different nuts to make a blend.
  5. You can add spices to your butter for extra flavour.
  6. If you have a high power blender, peanut butter just takes a couple of minutes to make. In a food processor it could take longer.
  7. Don't panic while making the peanut butter, it might seem to stall, but that's right before the moment it starts turning from a nutmeal type texture to a paste to a butter.
  8. During blending, stop the blender and scrape down the sides to give the butter a helping hand and make sure all the nuts are incorporated.


HOW TO MAKE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER


It's super easy to make crunchy peanut butter.

Add extra nuts to the blender or food processor and pulse to start chopping the nuts.

Remove a portion of the nuts and set aside. Blend the rest of the nuts, then when you've made your peanut butter, fold in the reserved nuts.

Simple.

HOW LONG WILL HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER KEEP?


Homemade peanut butter should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container.

It can be kept for 2-3 months.

If you've had peanut butter for a while and it smells sour, it is time to discard it.


maple peanut butter in a bowl


MAPLE PEANUT BUTTER

One of my favourite types of homemade peanut butter is maple peanut butter.

It's just plain peanut butter with maple syrup added.

I don't add it during the blend, but swirl it in after I have made it, so you get some sweet maple and some plain peanut butter when you are spreading it.

Of course, you could blend it in completely, but where's the fun in that?

Do try it, it's great on toast.

If you're not sure try it on shop-bought peanut butter first. Add some to a bowl, add a swirl of maple syrup and give it a try.


peanut butter in blender



HOW TO SERVE PEANUT BUTTER IN YOUR LUNCH BOX

  1. Serve it with rice cakes and slices of banana
  2. Serve it in a sandwich with strawberry jam
  3. Serve it on a sandwich with chocolate spread and banana
  4. Serve it with wedges of apple
  5. Fill celery sticks with peanut butter and top with raisins
  6. Eat it with fresh fruit
  7. Spread on fingers of toast
  8. Serve with plain or chocolate pretzels for dunking


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HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER


Making peanut butter - step 1 peanuts (in blenderjug)

STEP 1


Add roasted salted peanuts to a blender jug or a food processor bowl.

Add the lid, fit onto the base and switch on.


Making peanut butter - step 2 - blended peanut butter in blender jug

STEP 2


Blend or pulse until smooth.

First it will chop up the nuts, then it will turn into a rough peanut paste. It will seem to slow down at the point. DON'T PANIC.

This is a good point to switch it off, open the jug or bowl and use a spatula to clean the peanut paste and chunks of the sides to make sure it's all incorporated.

Blend again, it will start to splutter, this are the nuts turning into butter.

If you are using a high speed power blender this will only take a couple of minutes, but a standard blender or food processor can take up to 8-10 minutes, so be patient.

Once smooth, spoon into an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

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Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

An easy, pure homemade peanut butter made in a blender or food processor.
Prep time: 1 MinCook time: 2 MinTotal time: 3 Min

Ingredients

  • 225g/ 2 cups roasted salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Add roasted salted peanuts to a blender jug or a food processor bowl. Add the lid, fit onto the base and switch on.
  2. Blend or pulse until smooth. 
  3. During blending it will slow down, stop the machine and scrape down the sides with a spatula to make sure it's all incorporated.
  4. This will take 2 minutes in a high-speed power blender, but will take a few minutes longer in a standard blender or food processor, so be patient. It will turn into peanut butter.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes:

This peanut butter can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 months.

Once it's made you can stir in chopped nuts to make crunchy peanut butter.

For a luxury spread, once the peanut butter is made stir in maple syrup or chocolate chips.

Calories

142.84

Fat (grams)

12.08

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.88

Carbs (grams)

5.17

Fiber (grams)

2.04

Net carbs

3.13

Sugar (grams)

1.19

Protein (grams)

5.92

Sodium (milligrams)

99.77

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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16 comments

  1. Such a comprehensive tutorial, thank you! I haven't made nut butter for ages, I must remedy that asap :)

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  2. Homemade peanut butter is always the best. Thanks for all the tips shared. I will try making it at home this way soon.

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  3. I love how easy it is!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  4. I didn't realise how easy peanut butter was to make! Will definitely be giving this a go :)

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  5. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry26 November 2020 at 21:56

    Oh my, I am definitely going to have to give this a go - we go through so much of the shop bought stuff. This sounds super tasty.

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    1. Homemade is so much nicer and you know what's in it.

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  6. Looks so good! Can’t wait to try this one!

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  7. Lovely idea and so easy. There is no doubt that homemade and fresh is best.

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  8. Oh fab, I had no idea it was this easy to make. I'm not entirely sure that I have a blender up to the task but I might give it a whirl anyway. Either way it's certainly inspired something because I just got a batch of my homemade satay sauce out of the freezer!

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    1. If you have a food processor you could use that. Enjoy your satay sauce. Sounds good!

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