How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter – VIDEO + Photo Tutorial

 

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!

 

Step ONE

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

Add peanuts to a food processor or blender. I prefer using roasted, unsalted peanuts. The greater the roast, the deeper the flavor, and the darker the final peanut butter will be. Blend!

Step TWO

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

Blend! Initially, the peanuts will turn into smaller, chopped up pieces. In this photo, you can see that there are still some whole peanuts.

Step THREE

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

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.

Step FOUR

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

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.

Step FIVE

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

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.

Step SIX

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #DIY #Homemade | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

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!

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… 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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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter (Gluten Free, Vegan) + VIDEO


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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter: a step-by-step tutorial and video guide on how to make smooth, creamy homemade peanut butter. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Add peanuts to a food processor or blender. Blend until coarse.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Storing instructions below!

Notes

– Storage notes: Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dark environment, at room temperature for 2-3 months. Store in the refrigerator for 3-6 months.

  • Category: Snacks, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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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. 🙂

Mason Jars | Food ProcessorBlenderSilicone SpatulasOXO Mixing Bowls | Maple Syrup | Cooling Rack | GF Rolled Oats (Bulk)

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46 Comments

  1. Yum, this needs to happen ASAP!I’ve heard it’s better to store with the container upside down. Is that true?

    1. Hi Jen! I don’t usually prefer doing that because oil tends to leak out (no matter HOW tight the lid is lol). My suggestion: just give the peanut butter a few stirs about once a week to keep the oil from separating. 😉

  2. Thanks for posting!! Just curious how much peanut butter did this amount to? What size container/jar?

    1. My pleasure, Vicki! 🙂 It made about 1 to 1 1/4 cups— about the size of an 8oz mason jar (the small one with the wide mouth).

  3. I’ve tried making it once before and what a disaster. You’ve made it sound so simple that I’m going to attempt it again, especially since I bought a regular-sized jar of organic peanut butter at wholefoods for $10!

    1. Oh no!! Hopefully the step-by-step guide will clear a few things up. 😉 Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy and *gasp* fun! . Can’t wait to hear what you think, Trish. 🙂

  4. I can’t believe that making homemade peanut butter is that easy! I have a new processor that should be able to manage the peanuts so yay!

    1. Yes!! I couldn’t believe how easy it was either until I tried. I LOVE my processor and it handled making the PB very easily!

  5. Seriously I have been meaning to make peanut butter fro the longest time. You make it look so easy, and the photos are beautiful! I’m going to do it!