Quick and easy is definitely spot on for this recipe. Who wants to get on board with that? Grab your food processor plus a few ingredients and a few minutes later…ta da! You’re can put this quick and easy homemade peanut butter to use.

Once you try the homemade version, you won’t want to go back to the store bought stuff! I’m not going to lie, it definitely tastes different than the store bought you are used to. But it’s real ingredients and I don’t think that is ever a bad thing!

I have been making this recipe for years and never get tired of the variations with it.

Homemade peanut butter, I love you!

Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, salt, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla…the possibilities are plenty.

I also use this as the base for my peanut butter cookies.

This recipe, too, is flexible with oil for those with food sensitivities, going through the MRT and LEAP. I have made this with olive oil and avocado oil with no noticeable difference. Curious if you may be affected by food sensitivities? Learn more about it here.

But, there’s so much fat in peanut butter!

Not all fat is a bad thing!

I still hear this more than I’d like to. Let’s move past the 90’s era “fat-free” is good phase. Please! That just means that your food is processed and loaded with other fillers to make it taste good.

Peanuts have many benefits, from their unsaturated fat to fiber, from vitamins and minerals to protein. The benefits are plenty. And, they have an antioxidant that may take you by surprise, resveratrol.

Yep, the stuff you hear about being in red wine. Read more about it here.

And, this recipe is also great to add into your smoothie in the morning or for snack to get an extra nutrient boost.

homemade peanut butter

Quick and Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

Kate Ricciardi, DPT RDN CLT
Ready to make your own Peanut Butter? Look no more. This simple recipe is one you will LOVE and keep coming back to time and time again!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 15 Ounces Dry and Unsalted Peanuts (salted if you prefer)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (oil of your choice / “allowed” oil)
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon (Optional)
  • 1 Tsp Salt (Optional)
  • 1 Tsp Cocoa Powder (Optional)
  • 1 Tsp Honey (Or sweetener of your choice / optional)


  • Place bag (typically 15 ounces) of dry roasted and unsalted peanuts in food processor
  • Let it run for a few minutes, watching for it to start balling up.
  • Slowly begin to add in oil until you achieve your preferred consistency. 
  • Add in optional cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon, salt to taste. The above recommended measurements are a good place to start. 
Keyword dairy free, DIY, homemade, homemade peanut butter, kids, peanut butter, plant based, quick, vegan