Homemade Peanut Butter: How Simple?

>>>Homemade Peanut Butter: How Simple?
Homemade Peanut Butter is so simple to make, I have no idea who decided to put it in jar and pretend it is tough to make!

Homemade peanut butter is something I have been making since we moved to Hungary as it was initially difficult to find and it remains quite expensive…  To be honest I am a little bashful about posting this as a recipe as homemade peanut butter is not difficult to make and I have no idea if this is something everyone knows, but I certainly didn’t. Since we moved here I have taken to making lots of things at home that I would normally buy, everything from ketchup to sweet chili sauce. But none of them are 1 ingredient recipes, yes seriously homemade peanut butter requires ONE ingredient!!!!!

Peanuts, peanut butter is just bloody peanuts, homemade peanut butter requires nothing more than peanuts and a blender… Why on earth did I not know this and how much money have a I given to manufacturers of peanut butter, when I say manufacturers I mean thieving *+!%%”+”(‘s, anyway enough of my ranting… Seriously give homemade peanut butter a go, it takes very little time and you can add in your own flavourings later, sesame oil is great, chili rocks, molasses adds a wonderful bitter sweet note and a little salt is always nice!

Homemade Peanut Butter
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Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter is so simple to make, I have no idea who decided to put it in jar and pretend it is tough to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Brian Jones


  • 250 g Peanuts. Shelled and peeled
  • Salt to taste . Optional
  • Black Treacle. Or Molasses, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C.
  2. Place the peanuts in the oven and allow to slowly roast for 30-40 minutes, check on them regularly and shake in the pan to ensure the do not burn.
  3. Place the peanuts in a blender and blitz, at first it will look like a powder and it is difficult to believe it will form a butter, just keep going, and you will end up with a peanut butter.
  4. When a butter has been formed add in molasses or black treacle for sweetness and salt, however neither are really required!

Recipe Notes

I feel like a complete fraud posting this but nowhere near as much of a fraud as the companies that do this and stick it in a jar and pretend there is a secret to peanut butter... Mix it up play with other nuts, it just works!

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Homemade Peanut Butter is so simple to make, I have no idea who decided to put it in jar and pretend it is tough to make!


  1. Claudia | Gourmet Project January 29, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    lovely! I’ll try adding vanilla extract too 🙂

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 29, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I could not live without my PB!

  3. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche January 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Love this! I always assumed it needed other ingredients, it’s good to know that you can literally just make it from peanuts. Great idea!

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Me too, I was kinda floored when I realised it is just blitzed up peanuts, you can let it down with a little oil to add flavour and add salt, sweetness spice but not of it is really necessary.

  4. Ramona W January 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I love peanut butter and homemade peanut butter is the best!! If I could stick a spoon into the screen and take some out right now… I would!! Love the addition of treacle!! Great photos too. 🙂

  5. Erin @ Thanks for Cookin'! January 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hahaha I love the slide show captions “Oh Look, Peanut Butter!” This is very cool and I never knew it was just one ingredient. I always thought there was oil of some kind that you needed to use….who knew?!

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Haha, I was feeling a little sarcastic and have done since I found out how to make it 7-8 years ago… The peanuts contain more than enough oil, heating them allows it to be released then blend and keep going, wonderful 😀

  6. Jeff the Chef January 30, 2016 at 4:29 am - Reply

    I don’t know where you get your information from , Brian, but peanut butter requires sugar, molasses, fully hydrogenated vegetable oil, mono and diglycerides, and salt. Oh, and peanuts. When did vegetable oil become FULLY hydrogenated? Yikes. I didn’t realize it was as simple as you describe. I’m going to definitely try it.

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      hahahahahaha cheers Jeff, the first time I made it I thought there was some sort of bizarre alchemy stuff but it just works. Unbelievably simple!

      • Jeff the Chef February 26, 2016 at 2:27 am - Reply

        Well, I did this today. It’s fantastic! I’ll never buy peanut butter again.

        • Brian Jones February 28, 2016 at 8:52 am - Reply

          Superb, I remember the first time I did it and stood there and thought ‘surely it can’t be this easy’… Enjoy the world of always available Peanut Butter.

      • Jeff @ Make It Like a Man! March 5, 2016 at 3:31 am - Reply

        I bought a bag of nuts and made me some peanut butter, and it’s really good!Thanks for cluing me in to how easy it is.

        • Brian Jones March 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm - Reply

          You are welcome Jeff, it’s quite daft how simple this is… I remember watching it being made somewhere and thought, that can’t be right and tried it myself and though ‘so why am I buying jars?’!

  7. Mark, CompassandFork January 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I’m with you on the fraud being perpetrated by big food companies. I wasn’t aware that peanut butter was so simple and nothing unhealthy in it when made as you have described. Thanks for the illuminating post.

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome Mark… I was primarily driven by my need for peanut butter in a country where it is not very popular I was genuinely surprised when I started researching to realise that it is just peanuts!

  8. Tina Marie January 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Delicious! I normally buy the organic raw peanut butter, but I like your idea better. My husband eats peanut butter every single morning and this will be a wonderful surprise for him. Do you think almonds will work the same?

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Apparently all nut butters are at their heart just this technique, I have to admit not trying it but if you have a mini blender you could give it a try with 100g or so which will reduce and waste, you got nothing to loose and bucket loads of nutty goodness to gain.

  9. Judy January 31, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I’m definitely giving this a try Brian! The ‘natural’ nut butters you buy just don’t cut it, but I don’t want the extra sugar that’s in the regular ones. Thanks!

    • Brian Jones January 31, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Good stuff, it really is so simple and then you can add in what ever you like… I do like a little added salt and sugar in mine but it is exactly what I choose rather than being hidden amongst other ingredients.

  10. Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe February 5, 2016 at 1:32 am - Reply

    My entire family LOVES peanut butter, and I had no idea it was so simple to make! I can’t wait to make this — now I just need to search out the peanuts already shelled :):)

    • Brian Jones February 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      Haha, I hear you on the shelled nuts… I quite often sit around and shell and peel my own and it takes forever and I ALWAYS eat far too many!

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  12. Whitney February 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    It’s amazing something so simple can be so delicious!! I need to make a batch soon! From-scratch is always better 🙂

  13. Hillary Reeves February 7, 2016 at 4:39 am - Reply

    WHAT!? I had no idea it was this simple. Actually life-changing!

  14. Isn’t it a little frightening to see how many extra ingredients are added to some store bought foods?

    • Brian Jones February 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      It really is and other than for preserving it really is completely unnecessary.

  15. Byron Thomas February 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Peanut butter is a staple in our home. I prefer the store-bought kind, simply because that’s the kind I grew up eating; Kraft brand and either crunch or smooth, but the crunchy is my fav. John.e prefers the organic peanut butter which is more runny and has not preservatives. The only reason I’m not a fan of it is because there’s no sweet factor, but I love the addition of the molasses idea. I’m going to make this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brian Jones February 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      You can pretty much take this off in any direction you like, I prefer crunchy peanut butter too so bash up a few peanuts with a rolling pin and fold them through and it works really well with chili… Although had it not of cost a small fortune to buy when we moved here I would have probably taken no notice and just picked a far off the shelf!

  16. Whitney February 10, 2016 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I’ve never made peanut butter before because I have a fear of all the peanuts clumping together into one big mess and getting stuck and it turning into a nightmare..but I guess it’s not that bad!!

    • Brian Jones February 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Nope really simple and works every time and I only have a really cheap mini blender too 🙂

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  18. Jennie February 11, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Wow funny how id never have thought of this, defiantly will give it a try.
    Thank you 🙂

  19. Nikki March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

    What’s the best way to store it thanks

    • Brian Jones March 16, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

      I store mine in an airtight jar as regular peanut butter would be stored, there are no preservatives in this though so shelf life will be shorter but have had no problems storing it 10 days or so which is well withing the shelf life of raw peanuts. I’m afraid it never lasts any longer than that 🙂

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