Make your own peanut butter for Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

How to make your own peanut butter for Peanut Butter Lover’s Month plus 3 perfectly peanuty recipes

The Incas and Aztecs (who we can also thank for chocolate) were the first to grind roasted peanuts into a paste but it was brought to mass-production in the USA by Kellogg’s (the cereal people), who patented peanut butter paste.

Surprisingly easy to make, you can create
your own peanut butter at home.

You only need three ingredients, a food processor and a jar to store it in (if it lasts that long!)

Peanut butter is SO versatile, you can use it in savoury dishes, such as a stir-fry or a soup. Or as a breakfast toast-topper, a sandwich filling or even use it to make an incredible dessert.

Here is a quick recipe for you to try, it’s palm oil free, contains no preservatives and is cheap to make!

Plain, unroasted peanuts 300g (11oz)
Honey 1 tsp (or to taste)
Salt ½ tsp (or to taste)
Sesame oil 1½tsp


1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 6.

2 Spread peanuts on a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

3 Blend nuts in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Using a spatula, scrape peanuts down from the side of the processor every minute or so. This should take 3-4 minutes.

4 Add honey, salt and oil, then blend for another minute. Taste and add more honey and salt, if necessary.

5 Spoon peanut butter into a sterilised jar. Store in the fridge and use within two weeks.

Cook’s tip: Add ½ tsp cocoa powder with honey, salt and oil for a chocolatey flavour.

Here are some of our favourite recipes using peanut butter, for #PeanutButterLoversMonth, including two BRAND NEW recipes from our fabulous cookbook More Taste & Less Waste (which makes a brilliant Christmas gift!).


Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake 

Ice Box Caramel, Peanut & Banana Pies

Peanut Chocolate Slice & Bake Cookies

Emily Davenport

I post regular blogs featuring food, family and fun. Ideas for days out, crafty makes, health and home, plus giveaways and, of course, delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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