Make Your Own Peanut Butter!

Make Your Own Peanut Butter!

Making your own peanut butter is surprisingly simple and allows you to control and avoid toxic ingredients like xylitol.

Make Your Own Peanut Butter! Recipe

Servings: Makes Approximate 1 Cup of Peanut Butter


  • 2 cups raw, unsalted peanuts


  • Preheat: Heat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the peanuts on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast: Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden brown and fragrant. Be careful not to burn them.
  • Cool: Let the peanuts cool completely.
  • Blend: Add the cooled peanuts to a food processor. Start by pulsing briefly, then process continuously, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Transform: The peanuts will go through various stages: crumbly, then clumpy, and finally smooth and creamy. This can take 5-10 minutes depending on your food processor.
  • Enjoy: Store your homemade peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • Patience is key: 

    Don't be discouraged if it takes a while for the peanut butter to become smooth. Pay attention and take 30 second - 1 minute long as needed so that you do not overheat the motor on your food processor.
  • Start small: 

    This recipe makes about 1 cup of peanut butter, so adjust the quantity based on your needs.

Health Benefits:


Peanut butter can be a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues and maintaining a healthy immune system.


Peanut butter can also be a good source of healthy fats, important for energy and healthy skin and coat. However, the fat and calorie content can be high, so moderation is key to avoid weight gain and digestive issues.


Peanut butter is also rich in vitamin E and B vitamins, like biotin, niacin, and folic acid. Peanut butter contains some vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and B vitamins, but they are usually not in significant enough quantities to be considered a major source of these nutrients.


    While peanut butter can be an occasional yummy treat with potential benefits like added protein and healthy fats, it's crucial to remember that it shouldn't replace a balanced diet and shouldn't be considered a health supplement. Always consult your veterinarian before introducing any new treats, including peanut butter. 

    Enjoy your delicious and healthy homemade peanut butter!

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