How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
One of my very first recipes on the blog was no bake peanut butter coconut bites. One of the biggest mistakes I made on that recipe was mentioning homemade peanut butter! That is, mentioning it and not having a recipe ready to go. 😉
That recipe was and continues to be one of the most popular recipes on Beaming Baker. And yet, it still took me this long to answer the question I get all the time: do you have a recipe on how to make peanut butter? Or, “So, how do you make peanut butter?”
Ah, silly me! But now we’re all ready to go. Btw, have you made peanut butter before?
It’s a shockingly easy process that also does, in fact, include a bit of cleanup (blame the peanut oil for this one). Peanut butter is super easy to make and seriously so delicious. More peanut-ty, in fact, than store-bought peanut butter.
I’ve got more than a few recipes that you can put your freshly made peanut butter to use in! Hint: Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites, No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and more! But we’ll save that for later. 😉
Are you ready to do this? Let’s get started!
Blend! Initially, the peanuts will turn into smaller, chopped up pieces. In this photo, you can see that there are still some whole peanuts.
Remember to scrape down the sides of the processor. Now, the peanuts are starting to release oil. The peanut pieces are much smaller and beginning to stick together.
A few minutes later, and a few scrapes down the side later, almost no large or medium pieces of peanuts remain. The remaining peanut pieces have been pulverized and have started to mix well with the peanut oil, creating a dough-like texture.
An additional few minutes later, we’re almost there. The dough-like balls of pulverized peanuts have been blended until more oil has released. It’s now turning into a liquid. However, there are still discernible chunks of peanuts still left.
Blend until you get this ↑. Now you have peanut butter. The peanuts have turned into a liquidy, mostly smooth and spreadable delight. Enjoy!
PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES to use your homemade peanut butter in!
- 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars
- Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
- 4 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
More Baking Basics How-To’s
How to Start a Food Blog (Yes, this is a baking basic. 😝)
… and more to come!
Who knew that would be so much fun? Let me know how your homemade peanut butter turns out and what you used it for! I might share some twists on this recipe. Comment or email me if you have a request! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤
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- 2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts
- Add peanuts to a food processor or blender. Blend until coarse.
- Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed. Blend until mostly smooth, making sure to scrape the bottom of the processor or blender. Blend longer if smoother peanut butter is desired; however, some graininess is normal.
- Enjoy as is, or use as needed in peanut butter recipes: no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, 3 ingredient peanut butter no bake energy bites, peanut butter chocolate chip breakfast bars.
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SHOP THE RECIPE
Here are a few items I used in today’s recipe, and in the other peanut butter recipes I shared. 🙂
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