Simple Homemade Peanut Butter

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I love peanut butter, so if you could only imagine my face as I tasted the first spoon full of this homemade bliss. You might think, well peanut butter must be really hard to make since so many people buy it at the store, but you would be wrong. After you see how easy this is to make, you will find yourself making this treat every week!

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Simple Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade peanut butter is easy to make and is superior to any store-bought brand in taste and health.
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 166kcal


  • 3 cups peanuts shelled, raw
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • Spread the peanuts on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, stirring half way through to make sure they do not BURN (don't worry I've burnt them many times also). Once the nuts are done roasting, let them cool for about 10 minutes. You can then easily slip off the skins, but I find that they do not really make a difference in taste or texture, so you can leave them on.
  • Next, add the peanuts to a food processor or a high-speed blender with a plunger attachment. Sprinkle in the salt and process for about 5-10 minutes, scraping the sides as necessary. You can tell when the peanuts have turned to butter, they will release their oil and become really smooth and creamy. If you are using a high-speed blender, use the frozen dessert setting while pushing the peanuts down into the blades with the plunger, this only took about 1 minute for mine to finish. Once your nut butter is done, keep it in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 14.4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 1.2g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5

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22 Comments on "Simple Homemade Peanut Butter"

  1. Laurie  June 20, 2013

    Do you know what are the calories are compared to store bought?

  2. liz  June 21, 2013

    This is great thanks! Do you know what are the difference in calories/fat and how long will it last in the fridge?

  3. dene  July 10, 2013

    what is the comparison to this and PB2?

    • Skinny Ms.  July 10, 2013

      Dene, When you make your own pb, you decide what ingredients to use. Regular pb has lots of refined sugar and other not so healthy ingredients.

  4. Stephanie  July 10, 2013

    I'm assuming you can do this with Almonds as well?

  5. Skinny Ms.  July 29, 2013

    Melissa, Will add asap!

  6. Skinny Ms.  August 4, 2013

    Karen, 1 cup of peanuts has about 38 carbs.

  7. Paula  September 6, 2013

    How much is 29 grams? I'm on a low sodium diet and have to keep pretty close track of salts

    • Skinny Ms.  September 6, 2013

      Paula, 29 mg is low. However, I would recommend would recommend leaving out the salt…taste yummy with or without! 🙂

  8. Tim  September 29, 2013

    How about using sunflower seeds?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 29, 2013

      Tim, I’ve never tried sunflower seeds. Let us know if you do. Sunflower butter should be wonderful.

  9. dawn  September 29, 2013

    How long does it keep?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 29, 2013

      Dawn, It keeps in my fridge for about 3 weeks, if it lasts that long. 🙂

  10. lisa  November 4, 2013

    How much does this recipe make?

  11. Brent  January 10, 2014

    Aren't plain roasted peanuts available and why not use those instead of buying raw and roasting them?

    • GaleCompton  February 8, 2014

      That's fine, just be sure there's no added junk.

  12. Cherie Howard  September 20, 2014

    wow this sounds super easy! I usually get mine from the local co-op or whole foods market where the machine processes the nuts for me and is kind of pricey. So I can't wait to make this at home!

  13. Robin  November 30, 2014

    I made a batch of this today, and it is so much better than store bought. I like that there's no added sugar and can control the sodium in it. It was a pain getting it all scraped out of the food processor and into the jar, and squeezing the peanuts out of the skin. But it was all well worth it!

  14. Andrea Hernandez  November 11, 2016

    How much of the peanut butter are we to consume for the 3 day detox? Also it’s kind of late for me to make this, so how much of the regular peanut butter do I use? Celery?

    • Gale Compton  November 14, 2016

      Andrea, I would recommend a “natural” peanut butter which has only peanuts and a little salt. No more than 1 tablespoon.


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