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Best 5-Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

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Making homemade peanut butter couldn’t get any easier! With only 3 ingredients and a food processor, you’ll have creamy peanut butter that’s better than any store-bought!

Whether you’re a Jiff or Skippy lover, homemade peanut butter is next-level. It takes about 5-minutes to make and is customizable to the exact sweetness and saltiness that suits your taste buds. Plus, talk about versatility – this creamy peanut butter can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Spread on toast, assemble into a PB&J, or drizzle on bananas or even Banana Bread Muffins… the sky’s the limit! 

Ditch the store-bought peanut butter for good and enjoy this homemade version by the spoonful! Really though, a spoonful of peanut butter is the BEST afternoon pick-me-up!

Ingredients

  • Dry roasted unsalted peanuts – using dry roasted and unsalted peanuts is key because they don’t contain extra oil or salt! This way, you get to control the saltiness. I prefer roasted peanuts over raw because of the flavor, but you can sub with raw peanuts if preferred. 
  • Honey – a liquid sweetener like honey is best for the texture of the peanut butter as it helps soften the peanut butter, making it more spreadable. Sub with agave nectar if preferred. 
  • Salt – this is where you get to customize your peanut butter! If you like a saltier spread, add a little extra salt to the mix.

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How To Make Peanut Butter

Learn how to make homemade peanut butter! Full instructions in the recipe card; this is an outline!

  1. Chop. 

    Add peanuts to a food processor. Start the food processor at a low speed for about 30 seconds and chop up the peanuts.

  2. Speed up.

    Turn the speed to high for about a minute. This should transform peanuts from chopped to a smooth peanut butter.

  3. Scrape.

    Turn off the food processor, remove the blade, and scrape down the sides. Replace the blade and turn the food processor on for another 10 seconds.

  4. Add.

    Scoop peanut butter into a separate bowl. Add honey and salt to taste. Stir. Enjoy!

How To Use Homemade Peanut Butter

The possibilities for this homemade peanut butter are endless! Here are a few of my favorites: 

Homemade Peanut Butter FAQs

Can I make crunchy peanut butter?

Absolutely! I recommend setting aside ½ cup of peanuts while blending the rest. After the original 1 ½ cups of peanuts are blended smooth, add the remaining peanuts and pulse the food processor to combine until you reach your desired crunchy consistency.

Do I need to use oil?

Adding oil is optional. I prefer to leave it out as the peanuts’ natural oil provides enough for my taste! If you choose to add oil, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon at a time (up to 1 tablespoon).

My peanut butter isn’t creamy. What should I do?

I would turn on the food processor for about another minute. Every food processor varies in power and may need extra chopping time to achieve the perfect creamy texture. 

Should I refrigerate peanut butter?

Homemade peanut butter thickens as it cools, so if you prefer your peanut butter thicker or need it to last longer than 1 week, I recommend storing it in the refrigerator!

Can I use other nuts?

Yes! You can swap out the peanuts with almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts. You may need to add up to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to achieve the desired texture and taste depending on the nut. If you choose to add vegetable oil, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon at a time.

Storage

  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week. 
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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Best 5-Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

Making homemade peanut butter couldn’t get any easier! With only 3 ingredients and a food processor, you’ll have creamy peanut butter that’s better than any store-bought!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Sauce & Dips, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: any season
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 889kcal
Author: Tastefully Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey to taste
  • ¼-½ teaspoon salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add peanuts. Start at a low speed for about 30 seconds and let peanuts chop up.
  • Turn to a high speed and in about a minute, you’ll see the peanuts go from a chopped texture, to a sticky lump, to smooth peanut butter!
  • Turn food processor off, remove the blade, and scrape down the sides. Replace the blade and turn processor on for another 10 seconds.
  • Scoop peanut butter into a separate bowl, and add honey and salt to taste! Enjoy.

Video

Notes

  • You can use agave nectar instead of honey.
  • If you’d like a thinner peanut butter, add up to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 889kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg
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