Learn how to make AMAZING homemade peanut butter! It’s super smooth, creamy, and flavourful – you won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonful.
I start drooling just looking at the pictures of this homemade peanut butter! I’ve been on a mission to make more homemade products because I found I’m allergic to some ingredient in one of my favourite foods (what it is, I don’t know! which is the scary part). I’ve been making bread, tomato sauce and peanut brittle and more. We loved all of them, but this homemade peanut butter recipe reminded us that cooking projects don’t have to be ambitious to be fun.
This peanut butter recipe calls for just 1 or 2 ingredients, and it comes together in under 10 minutes. Still, making it is a blast! You get to watch whole peanuts transform into the smoothest, creamiest nut butter you’ve ever seen. We made a crunchier version but keep blending it and you’ll get a creamery texture. The texture beats any store-bought brand I’ve tried, and its rich peanut flavour is out of this world. You won’t be able to resist eating it with a spoonful!
Peanut Butter Recipe Tips
Ready to learn how to make peanut butter? There are a few things you should know before you start:
- Making this recipe is easy, but it does require patience. Your food processor (or blender) will need to run for almost 10 minutes, including breaks, before the nuts become smooth and spreadable.
- You’re going to need to stop the food processor (blender) often. Making homemade nut butter can be hard on a food processor’s (or blender’s) motor, so be sure to stop it every 30 seconds to 1 minute to give it a chance to cool off. This break is also a great opportunity to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- The number of peanuts you use should be proportionate to the size of your food processor. I use 3 cups of peanuts in my 7-cup food processor. If yours is much larger, you’ll need more nuts to create a smooth, creamy spread.
- You don’t need anything except for dry roasted peanuts, and maybe salt. You can use unsalted or salted peanuts in this recipe, but if yours aren’t salted, you’ll need to season to taste with salt at the end.
How to Make Peanut Butter
Add the peanuts to the bowl of a blender or (food processor). I tell you now! If you have a high-grade blender Ninja or else feel free to use it! My ninja doubles as a food processor and other gadgets I would otherwise have to buy. You can definitely make peanut butter in a blender! It’ll just be tougher to scrape the sides.
Process until very smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl every 30 seconds or so. When you first start grinding the peanuts, it might not seem like they’ll blend into smooth nut butter. But trust me, they will! You don’t need to add any oil, but we did to get an extra fatty component.
In the beginning, they’ll be chunky.
Then, they’ll form a shaggy ball.
And finally, they’ll blend into creamy natural peanut butter! Let the blender/food processor run as long as necessary to get the mixture really smooth. Store it in an airtight container or jar at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Enjoy!