How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

You might wonder how to make homemade peanut butter. I have to tell you it is very simple. Fresh peanut butter is incredibly easy to make tastes amazing.

homemade peanut butter on a slice of bread

First, in order to make homemade peanut butter, you will need either a heavy-duty food processor or blender like a Vitamix.

I love making peanut butter from scratch. I personally like to use organic whenever I can but organic products can be expensive when you buy them. You can often make organic products from scratch and you can save a lot of money.

I learned how to make cream cheese from scratch. I have tried this recipe with nuts from the bulk bin from the grocery store, as well as a jar of peanuts. I have to say they all work very well. I really enjoy using honey roasted peanuts to make homemade peanut butter.

When you make peanut butter from scratch you have the benefit of making it creamy or crunchy or even somewhere in between. In fact, this recipe is great for kids because it’s so easy.

As long as you don’t have a peanut allergy, you should be ready to enjoy some freshly made peanut butter.

Homemade creamy peanut butter isn’t quite the same as store-bought peanut butter. So it isn’t quite like opening a jar of Jiff or even Peter Pan, but you will get a creamy texture that is a little denser.

You have the option to add a little bit of peanut oil to thin down the consistency of the peanut butter so it is smoother.

Also, homemade peanut butter doesn’t have all of the sugar as store-bought. You could add a little honey or even some superfine sugar to sweeten it up if you desire.

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homemade peanut butter on a slice of bread

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

You can make peanut butter with peanuts.  This recipe is ideal if you want peanut butter that is free of sugar. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Peanut Butter, Peanut butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 177kcal


  • 16 ounces dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil use if you want creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey agave nectar, or sugar to sweeten if desired


  • Depending upon your food processor or heavy-duty blender times to process peanuts may vary. Place peanuts in the vessel. Process in a food processor for 1 to 2 minutes, check the consistency, and taste. Add salt, oil (if you want creamy peanut butter), and sweetener if desired.
  •  Process for an additional minute or two. If using a heavy duty blender like a Vitamix process or 1 minute and season with sugar, oil, and salt if desired. Process for an additional 30 seconds. I find if you use honey roasted peanuts they are almost perfectly seasoned.



Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Shirley Puckett

    5 stars
    Love how easy this is to make. Also great that I know exactly what is in it and that I can climate the sugar or salt if I like.

  2. Debbie

    Can you tell me if stevia could be used in this recipe instead of some of the other sweeteners, and if so liquid or powder? Trying to cut down on my grams sugar…Thanks in advance.


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