Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, everything is better homemade!

I make pretty well everything we eat myself and nut butter is no exception! For the past few months, I have made many different homemade nut and seed butters. Cashew, almond, sunflower and peanut! Today I wanted to show you just how easy it is to make your own peanut butter at home, free of refined sugar and hydrogenated oils, unlike many of the store-bought ones.

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

Makes about 2 cups

  • 3 cups unsalted roasted shelled peanuts
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, to sweeten (optional) – we like ours unsweetened


1. Place the shelled peanuts into your food processor.

2. Blend on high for 5-8 minutes, depending on how runny you like it. Add the maple syrup to sweeten, (if using) while the food processor is still running.

This is the consistency after 5 minutes. Smooth, with a bit of texture to it.

And at 8 minutes. More smooth and runny.

Either way, it is delicious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kesa loves her peanut butter!

How easy is that?! It is basically the same for other nuts or seeds. Just throw them on in the food processor and be patient as you watch them go from ground, to clumpy and then smooth. Using other nuts or seeds like almonds or cashews may take more around 10-12 minutes before becoming smooth. Patience is key! Hang in there, it will work out!

I am so glad that I have learned to make my own nut and seed butters! Especially since we love them so much. Lately we have switched from enjoying cereal, milk and banana for breakfast to toast on Homemade Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread with homemade nut or seed butter and apple butter or all-fruit jam! ๐Ÿ™‚