How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter


If you’re ready to avoid store-bought brands in lieu of making your own healthier versions, this recipe for How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter will show you just how easy it can be.

It’s made from 100% organic peanuts, nothing else.

And it takes less than 10 minutes to make with a good food processor.

The other nice thing about it is that you can store it in a glass jar instead of the plastic containers they usually come in.

This is by far the cleanest peanut butter you can make.

And buying organic peanuts may not seem important, but non-organic peanut butter can contain up to 8 different pesticides.

I’ve bought several different brands of peanut butter over the years, improving and changing brands each time I’ve moved one step closer to cleaner eating.

Until finally, I make my own.

Here’s what the ingredient list looks like on a jar of a popular store bought brand:


S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Great Value/Walmart Creamy Peanut Butter:



  • Soybean/Rapeseed (aka Canola Oil) – soy and canola are both well known and documented GMO ingredients.  Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO soy and canola products.
  • Salt – processed, toxic iodized salt
  • Sugar – refined, processed, bleached sugar
  • Dextrose – obtained from a plant source, usually corn.  Corn is a well know and documented GMO ingredient.  Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO corn.
  • Monoglycerides – A glycerol molecule is combined with either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids to create a synthetic fat. Derived from the either vegetable oils, such as (soybean, sunflower, palm, cottonseed or canola) or animal fats (beef or pork). This is a common food additive most often used to blend ingredients together that would not otherwise blend well. (source).  


When making your own, you have control of not only the ingredients, but the quality of ingredients, such as buying organic peanuts.

Want more healthy staple recipes?  Check out How To Make Homemade Almond Milk, How To Make Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, How To Make Tahini or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating staple recipes just like this one that you will love!


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5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (organic):*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of protein with 8 g in 2 tablespoons


*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.













Here are some of my favorite recipes you can use with your homemade peanut butter:


Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Raw Vegan Snickers Bars

Vegan Flourless Zucchini Brownies

Vegan Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Sesame Seed Peanut Butter Balls

Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Sushi Slices

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Brownie Triffle

Raw Chia Seed Nut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark

Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Peanut Butter Protein Balls


How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 3 cups organic peanuts


Step 1 Put peanuts into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy, stopping a couple of times to scrape the sides.

Optional: Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and/or a pinch of Himalayan pink salt.

Store in a glass mason jar.



This recipe will make approximately (1) cup.



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  1. says

    Mmmm… peanut butter is so tasty! I’m loving the pictures that show the process. I’ll be sure to try the recipes in the post since I really enjoy recipes using peanut butter.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Megan! Thanks so much! I’m a visual person and like to see step by step photos too, so I try to use them whenever I can and I’m glad you like them.

      I hope you give the recipe a try…I know you’ll love it 😉

  2. says

    What a lovely recipe. I once tried to make nut butter with a small appliance — I completely fried it :( Amazon graciously refunded the whole purchase and I now churn nut/seed butters in a larger blender ;0). So happy to have discovered your site via Foodgawker. Have connected with you on Facebook and Twitter as well. Cheers!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Kelly! I’m so glad you liked the recipe and that you found my site…it’s nice to “meet” other like-minded people!

      I’ve peeked over at your site and have already found something I’m about to head into the kitchen to make right now…your Cranberry Chia Energy Bars, yum!

      Thanks for stopping by and hope you stay in touch 😉

  3. says

    I just started making my own nut butters a couple weeks ago when I realized that store-bought peanut butter contains sugar! So easy and so yummy. However, I’m wondering if you know how long it will last once it’s made? And do you refrigerate it? I eat mine within a couple days and only make small batches since it is so easy to whip up, so I’m not sure how long it will stay edible.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Maria! I am just like you, I make small batches and it never lasts but a couple of days in my house as well lol! I also keep mine in the refrigerator in a glass jar.

      But I have bought the 100% fresh ground peanut butter before from Whole Foods and that has stayed good in the refrigerator for weeks with no problem, so I would assume the same with this since it is also 100% fresh ground peanut butter.

      I like to make my own because not only can it contain sugar but salt, amongst other things.

      Thanks for stopping by 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Ricky! So far, I’ve made homemade almond butter ( and homemade cashew butter (which I haven’t posted yet…it’s pending).

      As we speak, I am soaking some sunflower seeds to make some sunflower seed butter aka “sunbutter”. I should have that one ready soon too.

      The cashew butter can be made in a Vitamix or food processor and I’m going to make the sunflower seed butter in the food processor.

      Check back and I will have the cashew butter and sunflower seed butter posted under the “How To Make…Recipes” category.

      Thanks so much for your question 😉

  4. babita says

    i love your recipes. i tried making peanut butter but mine became very dry. do i need to mix any oil while grinding the nuts, thanks

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Babita! Thank you for visiting my blog and trying out my recipe.

      Sometimes I will add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil when I make peanut butter/cashew butter/almond butter to not only make it a little creamier but add extra nutrition to it.

      Try that and it should make it better.

      Thanks for your question 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Lisa! I’m not 100% sure because I’ve been buying mine from the bulk food section at Whole Foods, but I’m 99.99% sure they are roasted. I do make sure I buy the organic version though.

      The next time I go to Whole Foods, I’ll make sure to look and see for sure.

      Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your homemade peanut butter! 😉

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