Ridiculously Easy Homemade PB

I don’t know about you, but we go through a lot of peanut butter in our home!  It’s a great addition to oatmeal for breakfast, spread on a banana or apple slices for a snack, or with chocolate as a dessert.  It’s a sad day when we run out of PB with no back-up in the cupboard.

A few weeks ago, my husband was out running an errand and I asked him to pick up peanut butter from the grocery store.  He grabbed the biggest container of a natural version of a common brand, and when he got home was bummed to see that what he brought home had sugar, molasses, and palm oil added.  Whomp whomp.  Wherever I can avoid added sugar and oils, I like to do so.  You do you.  The next time I was at the grocery store, I saw canisters of unsalted roasted peanuts and was inspired to give making my own PB another try.

This ended up being the easiest recipe I made all week.  No joke.  I wouldn’t be promoting making your own PB if it wasn’t easy.


1 lb. roasted, unsalted peanuts

¼ salt


In a high-powered blender or food processor, process peanuts and salt together until creamy and smooth.  Stop processing and scrape down sides occasionally, then resume blending.  In about 5-7 minutes, you’ll have your own deliciously creamy homemade peanut butter.  Pour into a clean mason jar and store in the fridge.

THAT IS IT, Y’ALL.  It could not be simpler.  I’m happy to report that this recipe is also hubby-approved.

Note – a high-powered blender or food processor is KEY to getting to the consistency you need.  Just trust me.  #PBfails

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