Homemade peanut butter has never been easier than this 1 ingredient recipe! You guessed it! PEANUTS!
I’m a long time lover of enjoying peanut butter for breakfast in some way. From smoothies, to cookies to a plain ole peanut butter sandwich, you really can’t go wrong with a healthy dose of protein packed peanut butter.
Now unless you’re buying natural “just peanuts” peanut butter, there’s often added sugar and oil in store bought peanut butter.
So if you’re trying to avoid oil and refined sugar, this peanut butter recipe is for you. Plus, it’s so simple to make and comes together in a literal 2 minutes!
Can you even beat that??
How to make peanut butter in your Vitamix
Peanut butter with just peanuts is as simple as adding peanuts to your blender. I like to use anywhere between two and four cups per batch.
You’ll need a minimum of two cups to have enough volume for your machine to catch and blend nicely. (At least, in my experience.) More than four cups I find a bit difficult to get an even consistency, even when using the tamper.
So the sweet spot is anywhere between two and four cups here.
So start by measuring out your peanuts.
Add them to your Vitamix with the optional salt, if using and start blending on high speed.
The peanuts will quickly break down into a crumbly texture, and start clumping together.
About a minute of processing will turn your nuts into creamy, smooth nut butter.
Now, if you don’t have a Vitamix, you can still make creamy, delicious peanut butter in a food processor. It will take a little longer to break down from peanuts to butter, but it will!
If using a food processor, take breaks during the blending process to prevent over heating of your machine. Scrape down the sides as needed, and pause every 30-60 seconds for at least 30 seconds and continue. Keep repeating this process until you get smooth peanut butter.
How to store homemade peanut butter
Transfer your peanut butter to a clean, glass jar or container and you may store at room temperature for every day use for up to two weeks.
I bet it would last longer than that too, but I haven’t been able to keep mine longer than that to test it!
Alternatively, store in the refrigerator for even longer, although the spread may slightly harden, without affecting the flavour.
Why make peanut butter from scratch?
You just can’t beat natural homemade nut butters. PERIOD. There is NO oil, NO sugar, and NO artificial ANYTHING in this delicious peanut butter recipe. There’s only ONE ingredient required, JUST peanuts! (Plus the optional salt if you wanted salted peanut butter).
This deliciously creamy, smooth, velvety, rich, luscious peanut butter is a must try!
Plus, it’s super simple to make and comes together in only 2 minutes! You can’t even buy peanut butter that quickly.
If you’re a huge fan (like I am) of nut butters, try my almond butter and pecan cutter recipes too!
Recipes with peanut butter
Some of my favourite peanut butter recipes:
- Peanut Butter Hummus [Oil Free]
- Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce
- Peanut Butter Pancakes w/ Peanut Butter Caramel [Sugar Free]
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies
- or check out this collection of my favourite vegan peanut butter recipes!
Or, enjoy your peanut butter in a classic PB and J sandwich! Speaking of jelly, my current favourite is this Blueberry Chia Jam that is low in sugar and pectin free. Have you tried making chia jam yet? If not, you really should!
It’s super simple to make and makes an incredible combo. Peanut butter and jelly are simply meant to be together, am I right?
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- 2-4 cups roasted peanuts unsalted
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon sea salt optional
- Add the peanuts and optional sea salt if using to your Vitamix. Blend on high, using your tamper to push the peanuts down while blending, until a smooth consistency is reached. The peanut will quickly go from whole peanuts, to ground up pieces to creamy peanut butter.
- Store in a clean sealed jar or container.
I like crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth, do you have suggestions for how to make a crunchy version? I was thinking of blending one batch until creamy then blending another until it is coarse and mixing them together, but that might make the mix too dry. What do you think?
Hi Diane, that sounds like it would work fine. Or you can blend the first batch, then add more peanuts and do a quick blend for a few seconds to break up the extra pieces. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this homemade peanut butter with us, good to know that this peanut butter is vegan and high in protein also there’s no oil and sugar. Love it.
My pleasure. 🙂
I wanna try this recipe, but the switch to natural peanut butter has been tough. I’m trying to commit to this new meal plan, but my taste buds are used to Honey Roasted Peter Pan. So, can I add a tablespoon of an alternative sweetener, like Pyure, while it’s blending?
Hi Amy, to add a sweetener, first blend your peanuts into butter and once smooth add your sweetener and blend for a couple seconds to mix it in. Hope you enjoy!
I felt like mine wasn’t coming together and left the vitamix on high longer and the peanuts started releasing a lot of oil. I couldn’t get it to incorporate back in and wound up with peanut “nougat” I guess. What caused this?
Heat will cause separation of the natural oils found in peanuts, so it could be that the Vitamix got hot after running for a while. Did you use at least 2 cups of peanuts? I find that any less makes it difficult for the blades to “catch”.
Do you need to scrape the sides if using a Vitamix?
Hi Lucie, no need to scrape the sides with a Vitamix. Use your tamper to push down the peanuts while blending and you will get a smooth consistency. Enjoy!
Thanks Laurie! 🙂
Perfect, used salted peanuts.
Thanks for reporting back Timothy. Salted peanuts sounds yummy! 🙂