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Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a super easy to make at home and you’ll be able to control the portion of  salt, sugar and oil in it. The basic ingredient is just peanuts! The peanut can be toasted on pan or in oven and you will need a good blender or food processor to do this as it will take around 5 minutes to ground the peanuts until in become buttery. 


During the blending, the peanuts will go through several stages. During the first few pulse, the nuts will it turn into chunky pieces. If you’re making chunky peanut butter, set aside some of it and add it back once the peanut has become smooth. 

Peanut Chunks

After 1 minute it will turn into smaller pieces and starts to crumble. The colour of crumbs in below photos are dark because there’s date in this. 

The next 1 minute,  as the nuts is grounded into finer particles, it tends to gather at the bottom of the processors. Scrap it out and resume blending. Keep repeating this step until oil is released from the nuts and the texture became buttery.

Continue blending for another 1 minutes until reaching smoother consistency. 

Once it has turn smooths, then you can add in other optional ingredients such as salt, sugar and oil. If you making chunky peanut, add back the peanut chunks which you set aside earlier. Once you’ve mastered the basic blending techniques you can add in other ingredients such as :

Chunky Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Dates Peanut Butter

You may also substitute peanut with other types of nuts such as cashew, hazelnut and almond. 

Peanut Butter

Making your own peanut butter at home is super easy and you can adjust the quantity of salt, sugar and oil according to your taste. In this recipe, I'll show you the basic techniques to make peanut butter. Then the fancy version, chocolate and dates and lastly chunky peanut butter version. You may substitute the peanuts with other nuts such as almond, hazelnut or cashew.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: peanut
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 82kcal


  • Food Processor, Dry Mill or blender


  • 1.5 cups shelled peanuts
  • 1 tsp salt optional, to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey optional, for sweetness
  • 1 tbsp oil optional, for creaminess

Optional Add-on

  • 0.5 cup chocolate chips good quality ones, or
  • 0.5 cup dates deseeded, shredded/shop into smaller pieces, or
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon or other spices


  • Preheat the oven at 180°C. Spread the peanut evenly on a tray and roast them for 15 minutes.
  • Add the roasted peanut into food processor, up to 50% of the processor's capacity so that it'll have adequate space to grind the nuts. Blend under low speed or pulse. If you are making chunky peanut butter, set aside 1/3 cup of peanut chunks.
  • Scrap out the peanut as it clumps at the bottom of the food processor. Resume blending for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Optionally, add in salt, sugar and oil and other add-on ingredients if you wish. Add back the peanut chunks, if are making chunky peanut butter. Then blend for a few seconds until mixed well.
  • Store the peanut butter in a jar and serve with bread, biscuits or apple.



Nutrition Facts
Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 75 mg 3 %
Potassium 88 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g 7 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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