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Homemade Honey Peanut Butter

Level up your PB and J sandwiches with this Homemade Peanut Butter recipe. It’s so easy, you’ll never pick up a jar at the store ever again! This Honey Peanut Butter version is sweet, nutty and creamy. You’ll want to slather it all over your morning toast but most likely you’ll want to eat it by the spoonfuls straight from the jar.

Honey peanut butter in a jarWe buy Skippy honey peanut butter exclusively at our house because who doesn’t love honey and peanut butter together. But did you know it only takes 10 minutes to make your own honey peanut butter at home? It’s so easy, and it requires just 4 ingredients.

You can easily customize this homemade peanut butter recipe to your taste. Maybe you prefer it all natural with no additional ingredients, just pure peanut taste. Maybe you prefer your peanut butter on the savory side, so skip the honey. Either way, it’s great on toast and in smoothies for a quick morning jump start. Just think of all the peanut butter cookies you can make for snacking!

How to make peanut butter

You are seriously just 3 easy steps away from a jar of delicious creamy honey peanut butter that you may not want to share with anyone else.

Making homemade peanut butter in a food processor

Honey Peanut Butter Process Photos Step 1 – 3

  1. Roast the nuts and add them to a food processor using the metal blade.
  2. Process until it becomes peanut butter.
  3. Add your mix-ins: honey, salt, and oil. Process again until smooth.

Why is oil sometimes added to peanut butter?

Technically you can make peanut butter with just one ingredient. Adding oil will thin out your homemade peanut butter from spreadable to pourable, use it to your preference. If you’re adding a sweetener like honey in this recipe, the oil is needed to keep the peanut butter from seizing up.

Substitutions and Variations

Sweetener: I love honey in my peanut butter, but maple syrup will also work in this recipe.

Oil: It is best to use a flavorless oil like vegetable oil or canola oil, but technically you can use whatever oil you prefer. If you have peanut oil, even better! You could also use coconut oil, though personally I’m not a big fan of the coconut oil flavor in this peanut butter recipe (Believe me, I tried!).

Spices: A pinch of cinnamon will be excellent in this recipe. If you want to add holiday flavor, try a bit of pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.

Can I make this honey peanut butter crunchy?

Make this honey peanut butter recipe as directed, then fold in roughly chopped roasted peanut if you want to make it “crunchy.”A jar of peanut butter

Storing and Using Honey Peanut Butter

How to store homemade peanut butter?

Store homemade peanut butter in an airtight container or glass jar in the refrigerator. I used a clean old jam jar.

How long does homemade peanut butter last?

When stored properly in the refrigerator, homemade peanut butter will last for weeks. However, longer than 2 – 3 weeks, it will start to lose flavor. So consume within this time or adjust the recipe to make a smaller batch if you know you won’t finish it within 2 weeks.

Recipe ideas using homemade honey peanut butter

A spoonful of homemade peanut butterIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

Baker’s Tip: Roasting the peanuts brings out their nutty flavor and will make your peanut butter more flavorful. The warm oil in the peanuts will also make it easier to process. So don’t skip this step.
Honey peanut butter in a jar

Honey Peanut Butter

Level up your PB and J sandwiches with this Homemade Peanut Butter recipe. It’s so easy, you’ll never pick up a jar at the store ever again! This Honey Peanut Butter version is sweet, nutty and creamy. You’ll want to slather it all over your morning toast but most likely you’ll want to eat it by the spoonfuls straight from the jar.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Condiment, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 2 cup peanut (281 g)
  • 2 tablespoon honey (42 g)
  • 4 teaspoon oil (canola or vegetable, 20 g)
  • teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Roast the peanuts in a skillet over medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes until lightly brown and nutty.
  • Add warm peanuts to a food processor and ground for about 2 minutes.
  • Add oil, honey and salt and process for another 2 - 3 minutes until smooth.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 1 ¼ cup of peanut butter. One serving is 2 tablespoons.
  • Don’t skip out on the oil when making this recipe, or the peanut butter will seize up when honey is added.
  • Use a different type of oil to your liking but note that whatever oil you use will impart its flavor on the peanut butter. I prefer a flavorless oil or peanut oil.
  • Add a pinch of spice like cinnamon to change the flavor if you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 34g | Calories: 188kcal
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1 Comment

  1. September 18, 2019 /

    5 stars
    I’ve never tried honey in peanut butter but I will be now. This looks perfectly smooth and creamy. I love the maple syrup idea too.

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