Homemade Honey Peanut Butter

HomemadeHoneyPeanutButter Did you know that you can make delicious, all-natural peanut butter at home for a fraction of the cost of the natural store-bought varieties?  Well, you can and it could not be any easier!  Three simple ingredients and a food processor are all that you need to make the freshest, tastiest peanut butter you have ever had!  We love putting this on our toast or english muffins for breakfast.  It is packed full of protein and healthy fats making it a perfect breakfast food. (Or really a perfect any-time-of-the-day food!)  Give it a try and let me know what you think!


  • 1 cup roasted peanuts (if your peanuts are not salted, add a little salt)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil


Add peanuts, honey, and butter (or coconut oil) to the bowl of your food processor.  Process until smooth and creamy.  (This takes my food processor about three minutes.)  That’s it – so simple!  Makes a little less than 1 cup.  Store in the refrigerator and serve at room temperature.  Enjoy!


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  1. Tammy L says:

    This sounds delicious! A little extra honey, and a PB & Honey sandwich could be made with just spreading one thing! :D
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  2. Rachel says:

    Yummy! How much do you figure this costs to make vs. store bought peanut butter? I didn’t realize there was a significant difference in cost so I never would have contemplated making my own. Thanks for the tip! My kids favorite sandwiches are peanut butter and honey, saving a step (and the sticky one at that!) would be a welcome time saver in my kitchen :)

    • Mindy says:

      Rachel, I just made a quart of this peanut butter for a little over $4.00. My local grocery store sells natural peanut butter for $4.19 for a 16 oz. jar. So for me, it is about half the price to make my own. Plus I can customize it to my preferences by adding raw honey and using coconut oil!

      This peanut butter is only slightly sweet with just a hint of honey, so I would suggest adding more honey than what the recipe calls for to get the same flavor that you would get from a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Jen Davis says:

    If you use coconut oil, Amazon has 2 15 ounce containers on sale for $12. Which is a great price! :)

    • Mindy says:

      Hey Jen, thanks for sharing – that is a great price! We actually just ordered a big container from a new (to us) company that we are trying. It was just over $30 for 112 oz! I used some yesterday to cook with, and it was great! If you use coconut oil, I would be happy to share the info with you.

  4. Rachel Smith says:

    Seriously?? It can’t be that easy! I want to make it now. I am going to the store to buy some peanuts just so I can try it. I would LOVE to save money on peanut butter. Now, if you can just get me a recipe for Nutella. We go through that like crazy too.

  5. Sandi T says:

    I just made this. Delicious! Thank you so much!

  6. Hey, Mindy! I LOVE homemade peanut butter. My sis makes both peanut and cashew butters and sends me some {when she remembers}. You’re recipe looks super easy and yummy {love raw honey, too}. For the coconut oil, do you use regular or extra virgin? Just wondering about the coconut taste in the extra virgin {which sounds good too}. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Mindy says:

      Hey Susan! Thanks for stopping by. :-) You are the best AC, you know!

      I use extra virgin coconut oil, and I love the flavor that it adds. But I absolutely adore coconut! So, if someone isn’t too fond of coconut they could just use the refined coconut oil.

  7. Homemade is definitely the best.
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  8. Shu Han says:

    i make something liek this too, but i add a pinch of unrefined sea salt (: it’s delicious!
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  9. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness Minday,
    This homemade honey peanut butter looks awesome! I can almost taste this creamy peanut butter just filled with flavor. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
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  10. Melissa says:

    just wondering if you have made more to freeze and how it held up in the freezer?

    • Mindy says:

      Hi Melissa, I have not actually ever frozen this before so I am not sure how it would hold up in the freezer. It lasts for quite some time in the refrigerator, so that is what I usually do. Here is an article that I found with some more info on freezing it if you’re interested. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  11. Julie says:

    Hello, I have tried to make peanut butter before and when it goes in the fridge it always gets hard as a brick. Even when I warm it a bit, it wouldn’t be something I could spread. How do this one come out of the fridge? Can I do anything to make it more creamy? Thanks! I have been loving your recipes! Lots on my list to try.

    • Mindy says:

      Hi Julie, this peanut butter does get hard in the fridge, especially if you use the coconut oil. However if it’s left to warm up at room temperature for a few minutes, it will soften up to a spreadable consistency. You might try using the butter instead of the coconut oil if you are having problems with it being too hard. Also, if you let it go a little longer in the food processor, that can make it a smoother, more spreadable consistency as well. Hope this helps!

  12. Megan says:

    Can you use just regular honey instead of raw honey??

  13. Amanda Cowan says:

    I have done this without adding any oil. If you keep your food processor on past what you think it’s ‘done’ at, the peanuts will release their own oil and keep just fine in the fridge. At least in my experience this has been true.

    I used part peanuts and part cashews last time and it was slightly less creamy, but we loved the flavor still.

    I always used blanched peanuts but I’m not sure that matters. I just think if I can keep from adding oil to an otherwise healthy oil/product that is a good thing. I do add the honey though, because YUM!


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