Introduction: Homemade Peanut Butter!

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I go through a jar of peanut butter a week. I’m addicted. I put it on oatmeal, ice cream, rice cakes…anything and everything. And since I prefer natural, the expense can add up...especially if I choose organic or "specialty" flavors! Cost aside, with store-bought peanut butter I don’t have complete control of the ingredients, which would be nice with all the recent salmonella-related recalls.

After much experimentation, I've finally found the perfectpeanut butter recipe, and whipping up a batch takes 3 minutes and costs only about $2.50!


  • 16oz dry roasted peanuts
  • granulated cane sugar
  • salt

Step 1: Roast the Peanuts

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Spread 16oz of dry roasted peanuts over a baking sheet, and roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. This helps heat up the oils in the peanuts, making them easier to blend and get super creamy!

Step 2: Fill the Blender

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Making sure they're still warm from the oven, fill a blender of food-processor with the roasted peanuts.

Step 3: Blend 1 Minute: "Crumbly Stage"

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After 1 minute of blending, the blended peanuts will look crumbly...

Step 4: Blend 1 More Minute: "Play-Dough Stage"

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Then after some scraping off the sides, and another 1 minute of blending, it will start to look like peanut Play-Dough...

Step 5: Blend 1 Last Minute: "Magic Minute"

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Then, after 1 more minute of blending, the magic happens. It turns creamy. It looks like the smooth, lucious peanut butter. Once it gets to this stage, add in 4 Tablespoons of granulated cane sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. The salt, strangely, is what really sets the flavor off. Blend for another 30 seconds-1 minute.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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That's it! Nice and simple, and better tasting that store-bought in my opinion - without all the extra mystery ingredients. This base recipe is easy to modify using honey, dark chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, vanilla, gingerbread seasoning...all of your favorite flavors can be turned into a peanut butter now!


feralmonkey4 (author)2015-12-24

try using raw peanuts and pan roast them first that really makes a big difference.

MarcinŁ (author)2015-09-14

Whoa! It's super easy! It took for me even faster(30s of grinding to make it completely smooth) My 30-year old east
german food processor must have enormous power :) It is exellent food for backbacking to eat with crispbrad. It have high energy density what really matters if you have to carry it in a backpack. I'll never buy penaut butter anymore.

KadeyM (author)2015-07-11

Thanks! It looks delicious! Can you use normal sugar or do you have to use granulated cane sugar? I want to make this. Thx for sharing!

SNEHALCHEVLI (author)2015-04-26

Hey...!!! Beauty you reminding me my old Child hood Golden days...!!!

IsaacV1 (author)2015-04-22

I almost drooled on my keyboard. Will need to make this when I get home.

0756410131 (author)2015-04-22

Thank yuo .. it is so delicious

starforest (author)2015-03-25

It's so very simple and quick. I will want to try this!

0756410131 (author)starforest2015-04-22

try it

6ftFit (author)starforest2015-03-29

Let me know how it turns out!

ddjsix (author)2015-03-31

Do you store yours in the refrig.? And how much does this make?

tomatoskins (author)2015-03-25

I want some homemade peanut butter! This sounds so very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

6ftFit (author)tomatoskins2015-03-29

Of course! It's almost too tasty...I lack some serious self-control with nut butters :)

jmdushi (author)2015-03-26

I agree with you, homemade peanut butter is definitely the best and easy to make. I normally stops blending when there are still some pieces of peanut for I like the more crunchy peanut butter. Sometimes I have to add a little peanut oil.

6ftFit (author)jmdushi2015-03-29

Mmm yes I love leaving it crunchy sometimes too!

remington700links (author)2015-03-26

Been thinking about this for a while,if I don't add suger it will be perfect for low carb diets.

6ftFit (author)remington700links2015-03-29

Absolutely! You can swap the sugar out for Stevia or other carb-free sweeteners too!

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