How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter, 3 Ways

Homemade Peanut Butter

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

For Classic Peanut Butter:

For Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter:

  • 2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less if using salted peanuts)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

For Keto-Friendly Peanut Butter:

Directions

1

In a food processor, add all ingredients for your desired peanut butter (classic, sweet & salty, or keto-friendly) and secure the lid.

2

Blend on high for about a minute. After a minute or so, you'll notice the peanuts go from a crumbly and dry texture to a smooth and creamy texture.

3

Some food processors are more powerful than others, so just keep blending until your homemade peanut butter has reached the consistency you're hoping for. This could take a few more minutes, and you'll want to stop blending periodically to scrape down the sides of the food processor to ensure even blending.

4

When you've reached the desired consistency, pour the fresh peanut butter into a mason jar (it makes about 1 cup) and store it in a cool, dry place. I keep mine in the fridge for extended freshness. Enjoy!

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Homemade peanut butter in a jar next to peanuts on the counter

Creamy, dreamy homemade peanut butter tastes better and costs less than store-bought!

When I say I’m a peanut butter fanatic, I mean I put it on EVERYTHING. From dipping fruits and veggies in creamy, natural peanut butter to drizzling it on oatmeal and desserts, my household goes through a jar like nobody’s business. So making homemade peanut butter was a challenge I was beyond excited to accept!

Woman holding a jar of homemade peanut butter in one hand and a tub of Jif in the other hand

When I discovered how much money the homemade peanut butter route would save me, I stopped feeling bad about the quantity my family uses on a regular basis – AND I stopped buying pricier jars from the store. Better yet, I knew EXACTLY what was going into my peanut butter, and it wouldn’t be a bunch of fillers I didn’t want.

peanuts in food processor

Buy your peanuts on the cheap to save on homemade peanut butter!

The main ingredient in our peanut butter recipes is, of course, peanuts! Before you rush into buying the first package of nuts you see, you’ll want to carefully select a quantity at a reasonable price. You can check for bulk buys at Sam’s Club or Costco when they pop up. Also, popular stores like Walmart, Target, and ALDI all carry 1 pound packages for fairly cheap, even when you compare them to bigger-sized bags on retailers like Amazon!

Here are a few places to buy unsalted peanuts for cheap:

(Wait for them to go on sale to get the best bang for your buck!)

Making peanut butter in a blender

crumbled peanuts in a blender

Creamy peanut butter in a blender

A jar of peanut butter next to some peanuts


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Homemade Peanut Butter

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Buy your nuts on the cheap to make your own healthy and budget-friendly peanut butter at home.

Ingredients

For Classic Peanut Butter:

For Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter:

  • 2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less if using salted peanuts)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

For Keto-Friendly Peanut Butter:

Directions

1

In a food processor, add all ingredients for your desired peanut butter (classic, sweet & salty, or keto-friendly) and secure the lid.

2

Blend on high for about a minute. After a minute or so, you'll notice the peanuts go from a crumbly and dry texture to a smooth and creamy texture.

3

Some food processors are more powerful than others, so just keep blending until your homemade peanut butter has reached the consistency you're hoping for. This could take a few more minutes, and you'll want to stop blending periodically to scrape down the sides of the food processor to ensure even blending.

4

When you've reached the desired consistency, pour the fresh peanut butter into a mason jar (it makes about 1 cup) and store it in a cool, dry place. I keep mine in the fridge for extended freshness. Enjoy!

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

homemade peanut butter in jar and peanuts in measuring cup

Enjoy the benefits of natural peanut butter!

Making your own peanut butter isn’t just affordable and delicious, it’s also better for you! Most conventional store-bought peanut butter is full of sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oil, making it a less healthy spread.

Natural peanut butter also lacks the saturated and trans fat content that regular peanut butter has, making it a much more heart-healthy option.


A hand holding a bottle of liquid allulose sweetener

Want a sweet or keto-friendly peanut butter recipe? We’ve got you covered!

For these sweetened peanut butter recipes, you’ll use the same blending method used for the classic peanut butter recipe. In our Sweet and Salty recipe, we’ve added in some honey for sweet richness, and for our keto-friendly version, we’re using liquid allulose to get the sweetness without the blood sugar spike.


Sliced peanut butter bread on a cutting board next to a knife and spoonful of peanut butter

Go nuts with your peanut butter!

Now that you have a fresh jar of homemade peanut butter, go on and try a tasty Hip2Save or Hip2Keto recipe with it!

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Comments 18

  1. Scarlet B

    I literally just put peanuts (or roasted almonds or cashews) into my el cheapo food processor and process until it’s nut butter. No additional oil necessary. It does look like it’s never going to come together, but then suddenly, it’s done. I have, on occasion, added chocolate chips to the processor near the end of the process (about 1/2 c chocolate chips to 1lb nuts). The heat melts the chocolate so it’s incorporated into the butter, and it is oh-so-delicious. My favorite is white chocolate chips in peanut butter.

    • Erin

      I’ve never added more oil to mine either, but this chocolate chip idea has me intrigued! I might have to try it this weekend for cookies.

    • Katie

      Do you even put salt in? I’m curious about your recipe because I like the idea of homemade peanut butter, but I’m not a fan of coconut oil, so it’d be great if I didn’t have to use it. I’d like to know if I still need salt though.

      • Ms

        You do not need salt or oil to make peanut butter. Salt/sugar is for taste so that the final product is similar to store bought. There are some youtube videos that show how to make it.

      • Scarlet B

        I do not put salt in, but generally, the peanuts or cashews that I use are salted. Try it without, then taste to see if you want to add salt.

    • Sue

      Same here just peanuts only and tastes great.

    • Lauren

      Same for me. I’ll do honey roasted peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. by just processing them until they’re smooth. Putting in chocolate chips sounds amazing.

  2. queen62

    No oil needed. I make the almond and also cashew butter.

  3. San

    Has anyone tried making whipped peanut butter with this method?

  4. Amy

    Remember if you are concerned about pesticides etc that regular peanuts are one of the most highly sprayed crops in the US. If this is a big deal to you, choose organic peanuts 🙂

    • Dee

      On the other hand, peanuts are grown in the ground, so anything sprayed is not sprayed on the actual peanut shell or the peanut within. Also organic foods can be grown with pesticides, just the ones allowed with organic farming. Some of the organic pesticides, such as copper sulfates, are more dangerous than conventional pesticides. It’s a dirty secret that the marketers of organic farmed foods don’t want you know. There’s a place for both conventional and organic farming in this world, but don’t assume anything is pesticide free unless you grow it in your own garden.

  5. Tricia5340

    How long can you store homemade peanut butter?

  6. Betsy

    I have been making my peanut butter for years.
    You do not need to add oil if you are using roasted peanuts. In fact I would discourage it – both the added oil and salt are not good for you.

  7. Faith

    When buying peanuts, look for Virginia peanuts. They are the only ones grown w/o pesticides & GMO’s😉

    • JulietteY

      Great tip, thank you!

  8. JulietteY

    Woah this is so easy- I can’t wait to try!

  9. Annie

    I just made this in my blendtec blender and it turned out amazing! Way better than I expected! Thanks for this post!

  10. Linda

    I have made peanut butter in both a food processor and a blender. The blender does the job more easily. I also do not add oil or salt. Talenti ice cream containers are perfect for storing the peanut butter.

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