Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade nut butters are not time-consuming to make…the food processor does all the work! It takes about 5 minutes or so for the nuts to grind into the creamy butter consistency. For peanut butter, you need to use dry roasted nuts. BUT BE CAREFUL! Some brands use preservatives (yes, Planters is one of them) so I actually buy the dry roasted peanuts at Aldi because the ingredients are: Peanuts. 🙂

IMG_0682Homemade Peanut Butter

  • 4 cups dry roasted peanuts

  • Pinch of salt

  • Additional peanuts, honey, cinnamon, raisins (optional)

Place peanuts and salt into the food processor. Start the food processor and allow it work for about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides and turn on again allowing it to work for another couple of minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. If you would like chunky peanut butter, place in an additional cup of peanuts and pulse. You can add in a touch of honey, cinnamon, raisins, or whatever else you like with your peanut butter. Yields 2 cups. Store in a mason jar in the fridge for one month.

Use this peanut butter to make cranberry and white chocolate cookies!


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  1. Thank you for this memory. When I was a child there was a store in my home town called, “The Nut House.” All home-made candy and nuts sold in bulk. They made their own delicious home-made peanut-butter and sold it in 1 gallon containers. There were five children in our family and once a month my father used to drive all of us kids down the “Nut House” for a special treat and to buy our favorite peanut-butter! YUM! 🙂

  2. I did not know that peanut butter was made without butter n just peanuts!!!!

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