Homemade Peanut Butter (sweet and creamy)

by Krista Davis on May 18, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter I love peanut butter!!! I could eat it every day, but I don’t like the added preservatives, sugar, and random ingredients from the store-bought peanut butters. I’ve bought the pure peanut butter (made only with peanuts) but the cost is high and my husband prefers it to have a little sweeter taste and to be easier to spread. The homemade peanut butter I make in my high-speed blender fits his requirements (even though I still love just plain peanut butter) and costs around $1 for a 16 oz. jar.

Homemade Peanut Butter (sweet and creamy)
Serves: 16 oz.
A healthy 16 oz. jar of peanut butter that is sweet and creamy for around $1.
  • 1 lb./ 2½ cups unsalted peanuts (I prefer roasted.)
  • 3 Tbs. oil (grapeseed, olive, or sunflower oil)
  • 3 Tbs. honey
  1. Remove the peanut shells (I like to crack them open in a bowl with a meat cleaver.)
  2. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. (I recommend the Vitamix.)
  3. With the cover on and tamper in place, slowly increase the speed of the blender until it is at its highest setting.
  4. Using the tamper press down and back and forth until all peanuts are mixed.
  5. Turn off the blender.
  6. Using a spoon scoop the homemade peanut butter into a clean container (an old peanut butter jar).
  7. This will be good for around 5 months.
Measure the oil before the honey, allowing the honey to not stick to the measuring spoon. When scooping out the peanut butter from the blender, tilt the blender at an angle so when you scrape the bottom it falls into one corner, instead of staying next to the blades.

If you would prefer not to use oil in your peanut butter check out my peanut butter recipe made with 100% peanuts.

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Krista is a self-proclaimed “health nut” and eco-friendly enthusiast.

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