>Homemade Peanut Butter

We are making peanut butter today!

All by ourselves.

And you need all of two things:
1) Peanuts
2) A food processor


I made peanut butter for the first time in Berlin earlier this year when I had a baking day with Erin from Texanerin Baking.

I was absolutely amazed as the food processor whizzed and whizzed and turned her peanuts into a spread.

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make peanut butter! And it was so delicious, we all stood around eating it straight out of the processor with spoons.

Erin and I made these healthy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough bites using our peanut butter that day.

I loved them and wanted to make them again at home and share them with you.

But I’m a little lazy. So I used the stuff out of the jar. And it was no good. The cookie bites baked up way too oily.

So I had to just deal and make my own peanut butter at home. And I’ve never looked back. It’s so much better than the stuff in the jar!

Let’s get started.

You can make as little or as much peanut butter as you like! I normally just whizz up 165g (6 oz), which gives me a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter to make these with.

Peanuts, roasted and skinless

Put your peanuts in a food processor and turn it on.

It will go through a few stages, from a crumble, to a ball, until it finally turns into a smooth paste. The whole process will take about 5 minutes. Take a look:

Spread it on toast, use it to make these, or put it in an airtight jar and store in the fridge for a few weeks. Enjoy!


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Filed under Basics, Frostings & Sauces, Gluten Free, Vegan

12 responses to “>Homemade Peanut Butter

  1. I love homemade nut butters…isn’t it amazing just watching it come together? Thank goodness for food processors! I have some honey roasted peanuts that I can’t wait to make into PB this weekend too :) Will have to try out those cookie dough bites, sounds amazing!!

    • It is completely amazing Maura! Honey roasted peanut butter sounds kind of delicious! And you have to, have to try the cookie dough bites, they are so great! :-)

  2. This looks so good, as do those little chocolate chip bites. Yum!

  3. Heidi Collins

    A healthier alternative to the store bought stuff…you know EXACTLY what’s in it. I have a perfect recipe for this http://hideandgocook.blogspot.com.au/2012_01_01_archive.html

  4. Pingback: >Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites | Butter

  5. Oh, it’s like Christmas over here on Butter Baking today! At least for me. :D

    I’m happy that you made your own peanut butter. So much cheaper than the stuff from the store and for some reason, it tastes better. It’s weird.

    Lovely pictures too!

    • Thanks Erin :-) haha yes all the latest posts seem to involve you! ;-)
      And thank you for showing me how easy this can be! Will never forget coming to your house and eating all those spreads ahahah !

  6. I love making my own too – I want to stick my nose in your food proc canister and just inhale! I LOVE the smell of freshly made PB!

    • Yes! I remember seeing your post about it with those gorgeous photos a little while back. Haha you’re more than welcome to stick your nose in there, it does smell amazing :-)

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