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How To Make Peanut Butter At Home + VIDEO

by Heather

For this homemade PB, all you need are 3 ingredients – dry roasted peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt. I’ll show you how to make healthy peanut butter in your food processor and just how easy it is. I’ve included a how-to video as well because I know how helpful visuals are with this one!

how to make peanut butter at home

How to make healthy peanut butter

I started making PB and many other kinds of nut butter over a decade ago. Once I began, I couldn’t stop because it is so easy and satisfying!

Plus when you make your own peanut butter at home, you know everything that goes into it.

Many jars of peanut butter that you buy off the grocery store shelves are filled with lots of ingredients, added sugars, and hydrogenated oils. No thank you.

Homemade peanut butter can be made with simply ground peanuts. Easy as that.

However, added a touch of coconut oil and sea salt makes your peanut butter smooth, creamy and delicious.

Let me show you how easy it is to make!

Ingredients needed for homemade peanut butter

how to make peanut butter in the food processor

How to make PB in the food processor

  1. Add the peanuts to a food processor and turn it on allowing the peanuts to break down.  Scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Peanuts don’t take very long when making nut butter, maybe about 5 minutes max.  Once the peanuts begin to turn into a thick paste, add in the coconut oil and sea salt.  Turn the food processor back on and run it until the PB is creamy.
how to make peanut butter at home

What to do with your tasty homemade PB

There are so many uses for it! First, simply grab a spoon and get after it.

You can also:

  • Dip apple slices in it
  • Use it in a sandwich or wrap
  • Top your pancakes with it
  • Mix it with yogurt and cocoa powder for a tasty snack
  • Add it into your smoothies
  • Make PB fat bombs
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5 from 1 vote

How To Make Peanut Butter At Home

For this homemade peanut butter, all you need are 3 ingredients – dry roasted peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt. I’ll show you how to make healthy peanut butter in your food processor and just how easy it is. I’ve included a how-to video as well because I know how helpful visuals are with this one!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter
Servings: 16
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the peanuts to a food processor and turn it on allowing the peanuts to break down.  Scrape down the sides as needed.
    How to make peanut butter in a food processor
  • Peanuts don’t take very long when making nut butter, maybe about 5 minutes max.  Once the peanuts begin to turn into a thick paste, add in the coconut oil and sea salt.  Turn the food processor back on and run it until the peanut butter is creamy.
    How to make peanut butter in a food processor
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 14.3g | Fiber: 2.3g
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If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in March 2011. Updated January 2021.*

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Heather March 11, 2011 - 6:09 am

Homemade PB is the jam. I can’t get enough!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 - 6:40 am

Same here Heather, they never last very long!

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Amy B @ Second City Randomness March 11, 2011 - 8:00 am

Coconut oil is a fab idea. I love the combo of peanut butter and coconut in my oatmeal and on toast- so I’m definitely giving you the thumbs up on this one!

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Nicole, RD March 11, 2011 - 8:11 am

I love the addition of the coconut oil….so yum!

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Ari@ThE Diva DiSh March 11, 2011 - 8:20 am

i have been wanting to try popped amaranth for a while 🙂 it looks so tasty! And homemade PB is the best! I’ll have to add coconut oil next time I do it!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Yeah the coconut oil keeps is so creamy, even when kept in the fridge.

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food March 11, 2011 - 9:01 am

That workout looks awesome!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 - 5:51 pm

It sure was a great one!

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Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 11, 2011 - 9:26 am

I want to try the puffed amaranth method soo badly, but I’m worried I’ll mess it up and feel defeated. Lame excuse. Shall try it this weekend 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Every time I make it I burn the first couple batches but then I get the hang of it again. Give it a try girl!

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Kristen (swanky dietitian) March 11, 2011 - 9:53 am

Oooh, I am loving the addition of coconut oil to make your pb! That looks excellent!
Yay for Friday! Have a great weekend, Heather!

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Erica March 11, 2011 - 12:25 pm

I hope you get out early today & get in a run!! That peanut butter looks absolutely perfect- so creamy! Ah! I need to make some homemade nut butter

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Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 - 5:51 pm

I did get to run, yay!

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Lauren March 11, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Looks great, Heather! Perfect for on top of morning oats!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 11, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Your PB looks soooo good! I’m going to have to break down and try my hand at the homemade stuff. Does it need to be refrigerated?

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2011 - 7:07 am

I keep it refrigerated just out of habit, but you don’t have to if it’s used within a week or two. It would be a lot more liquidy at room temperature and when I keep it chilled it’s perfectly spreadable.

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 11, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Is the coconut flavor noticeable? I’ve never tried it before 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2011 - 7:05 am

Nope just delicoius PB flavor.

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 11, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Ohmygosh!!! Your Peanut Butter is calling my name! 😉

xoxo
Kathleen

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Hannah March 12, 2011 - 7:12 am

I’ve never seen such smooth homemade peanut butter before! Now I want to give it another try myself- The coconut oil sounds like a smart and delicious addition.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2011 - 8:24 am

The coconut oil helped me it SUPER creamy Hannah.

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Caree @ Fit-Mama March 14, 2011 - 11:19 am

wow that homemade pb looks awesome!! I really need to make some myself!!

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