Homemade Peanut Butter

I’m not sure if this exactly qualifies as a recipe because you cannot possibly screw this up! There are only two ingredients! Peanuts and a teeny bit of salt!

For the past 5 weeks every single night I’ve had an apple with peanut butter. You think by now I would be so sick of it. But I CRAVE it like crazy. Usually when I’m on the stairmaster at the gym I’m thinking, man I want that apple and peanut butter!

I’m pretty picky about the peanut butter too. It has to be the natural NO preservatives peanut butter made of only dry roasted peanuts and salt. If there is oil separation in the jar, then you know it’s the natural kind. If it’s all swirled together and already creamy, stay away!

I wanted to try making my own instead of relying on the jar šŸ™‚ I was surprised that it is nothing like making almond butter- that takes forever to make creamy. This comes together within 2-3 minutes.

For this recipe you will need:

-1 cup of dry roasted peanuts (unsalted)
-1/2 teaspoon of salt

That’s it! And a food processor šŸ™‚

Pour your peanuts into the food processor along with the salt

Dry roasted, unsalted! I buy a big thing from wegman's
Dry roasted, unsalted! I buy a big thing from wegman’s

Turn it on and within 5 seconds you have this

Peanut chunks!
Peanut chunks!

In 2 minutes you have a dough

Would make a good cookie wouldn't it?
Would make a good cookie wouldn’t it?

And in 3 minutes you have creamy peanut butter!

Creamy and a little bit of salt!
Creamy and a little bit of salt!

I like to add another handful of peanuts in and give it one little pulse for a few chunks šŸ™‚

Homemade Peanut Butter
Homemade Peanut Butter

It really doesn’t get more simple than this!

Dig in with a spoon ASAP
Dig in with a spoon ASAP

I dipped an apple in it and Phoebe wanted some!

Phoebe jumped in the shot! Mmmm Peanut Butter!
Phoebe jumped in the shot! Mmmm Peanut Butter!

Better than the jar!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Kelli Lucas

    Hi darl! i love your recipe, i was wondering how to calculate the calories in say a tablespoon of just pure peanut butter with no added salt? x

    1. Katie

      so just look on the side panel of the peanuts! Or you can google calorie counters online. Spark people has a good one šŸ™‚
      It’s around 8 grams of fat and 100 calories for a tablespoon if that helps!

  2. Latisha

    is peanut butter or almond butter better for you?

    1. Latisha

      also…how is the homemade almond butter less calories than this homemade pb?

    2. Katie

      almonds are more nutritious!

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