How To Make Peanut Butter

how to make peanut butter

If you want to know how to make peanut butter, take a look at this simple recipe. There's little to compare with the aroma and taste of freshly made peanut butter. Commercial peanut butters tend to have a lot of salt and sugar added. They also generally contain trans fats so making your own is a good idea.

You will need:

• A food processor

• 300g/10½oz/2 cups of peanuts

• 1 tablespoon of peanut, sunflower or any flavourless oil

• Salt (optional)

What peanuts to use?

For this peanut butter recipe, I like to use shelled unroasted peanuts that are still in their skins.  I like to roast the peanuts myself because the fresh roasted flavour is so good - but you can use skinless peanuts if you prefer and you can also use pre-roasted peanuts. This recipe is for unroasted peanuts so if you are using pre-roasted, just skip Step 1 and 2.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. Spread the nuts out on a oven tray and bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  If you are using pre-roasted peanuts, skip this step.
  3. Tip the roasted peanuts into a food processor with the oil and grind to the consistency you like.
  4. You can also add a pinch of salt if you wish though I don't bother.
  5. Store the peanut butter in an airtight container.  There's no need to refrigerate.  It will keep for about a month.

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