One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter

One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter

Today’s recipe for One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter came about because the amount of peanut butter my family are going through has become unsustainable on my purse! No sooner do I buy a jar it seems to be empty in no time. My son comes down in the evening for a snack which is often either cheese or peanut butter and crackers and now his sister has started joining in this ritual. Hubby seems to sneak some peanut butter on a cracker at any time of the day and I have to say I am very partial to it too! So seeing 4 empty jars that needed washing up on the worktop the other day I realised that I was paying a lot of money for something I could easily make myself!

My first hurdle was finding raw peanuts not in their shells. I had to give up on the first supermarket I tried but then I found red skinned peanuts in the “world food aisle” of my local Tesco (and Ive seen the same ones in Morrisons) which cost £1.19 for 500g. As a 480g jar of Whole Earth peanut butter cost me £3.17 recently I knew I was on to a winner! The other peanut butter I also buy is by Meridian and taking my inspiration from their 100% peanut content I realised that peanuts were all I needed! My family prefer the consistency of the Whole Earth peanut butter so I was able to make my One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter to match this consistency whilst maintaining the zero additives of the Meridian one.

One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter

My next hurdle was what to make my peanut butter in! I mostly use my trusty old Braun stick blender for most blending which came as part of the Multipractic set I bought over 20 years ago. No good for this job so I decided to use the large blender attachment which came with it, you just clip the motor on. All was going well until the peanuts reached a claggy stage at which point there was a strange high pitched noise and the blade stopped whirring! In a mild panic I then clipped the motor onto the herb chopper attachment and the blade in there span round so it wasn’t broken although it was starting to get quite hot. I then had to decant the ground peanuts (in 3 separate batches) into my herb chopper and eventually reached my goal of delicious peanut butter but with an extremely hot motor in my hand! Next time I will dig out the food processor which I know is hidden somewhere in the garage which would have been a lot easier!

One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter

So what did the family think of my peanut butter? Well I was barely able to take my photographs before the children were all over the jar scooping it out onto crackers. They absolutely loved it and I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be buying peanut butter any more! Hubby tried some the following day and also approved saying he preferred mine to the shop bought ones! What more can I say – go make some crunchy peanut butter and save yourself some money too!


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One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter
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One Ingredient Crunchy Peanut Butter is completely additive free so is the healthiest form of peanut butter there is. Plus it tastes divine!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 500g
  • 500g Raw shelled peanuts (I used red skin peanuts)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Spread the peanuts out in a single layer on a baking tray and roast for 15 minutes.
  3. Taste a peanut (carefully it will be hot) and if it doesn't taste like a roasted peanut carry on roasting for a little longer and taste again.
  4. Once the peanuts are ready, allow them to cool.
  5. Pop the peanuts into a food processor and blend until the peanut fragments are the size you'd like in your peanut butter.
  6. Remove a few tablespoons (amount depends on how much crunch you want in your peanut butter) and set aside.
  7. Continue blending the peanuts, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides (patience needed unless you have a high powered blender) until you achieve the consistency of peanut butter (having a little taste will confirm this too).
  8. Finally fold in the peanuts fragments and place in a sterilized jar.
  9. Store in a cool dark place.

I’ve made a couple of Instagram videos of this post since posting which you might like to see!

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For recipes using peanut butter you might like to check out the following:

Houmous with Peanut Butter – Fab Food 4 All
Stir-fry Veggies in a Peanut Butter Sauce – Coffee & Vanilla
Peanut Butter Oreo Milkshake – Foodie Quine
Creme Egg Peanut Butter and Nutella Cake with Nutella Icing – Recipes from a Pantry
Old Fashioned Nut Butter Biscuits – Kavey Eats
Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Fat Elvis Brownies – Supper in the Suburbs
No Bake Peanut Butter Cream Pie – United Cakedom
S’mores Granola Clusters – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Flapjacks – Penne for your Thoughts
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake – Sew White
Carrot Cake Quinoa Truffles – Veggie Desserts
Snickers Style Peanut Butter Milkshake – Munchies & Munchkins
Vegan Peanut Butter Cheesecake – Nadias Healthy Kitchen

As my One Ingredient Peanut Butter is so thrifty I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen of Fuss Free Flavours.

Credit Crunch Munch

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  1. Maya Russell

    I must try this. I like it because there is no added sugar.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, you’ve reminded me I have another bag of nuts I need to roast to make some more:-)

  2. Sharon Jackson

    Fabulous recipe, I love peanut butter but I didn’t think it was so easy to make, I’m giving this one a go, Thank you 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Sharon, do let me know what you think:-)

  3. Heather Haigh

    I keep meaning to have a go at making my own nut butters. I must try this.

    1. Camilla

      Yes Heather you must, such a saving to be made:-)

  4. kellie@foodtoglow

    Camilla, You need to treat yourself to a power blender, my dear. I LOVE making different nut butters in mine. And you are so right about those red skinned ones in the supermarket. They make what is a phenomenally expensive staple food item – no additive peanut butter- relatively cheap and of course very wholesome. I bet this will be on your “cooking” rota.

    1. Camilla

      I have made this so many times now and yes I would love a power blender but at the same time I have no more room left on my worktops LOL!

  5. Mary M. Martinez

    Yes, perfect for a fall Sunday in. This sounds so wonderful!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Mary;-)

  6. Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

    We get through tonnes of peanut butter too, and I spend a fortune on only natural nut butters so I think this could be my new favourite recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Charlie, yes it’s so popular in my house it was getting beyond a joke the expense!

  7. styles5433

    what a great recipe – we too get through loads of peanut butter !!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  8. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I am dying to try making my own peanut butter after seeing this! It’s so easy, there’s no excuse really. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I’m about to make my 3rd batch:-)

  9. kate @veggie desserts

    THis is great! Homemade PB is so much nicer than store-bought and it’s great that you didn’t even need any special equipment. Saving money and healthier food – win win.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, I have now fished the food processor out of the garage as we are going to be making a lot of this, already finished 2 jars!

  10. Candace

    Never even thought about making my own peanut butter. Must say my kids would love this on thick crusty bread

    1. Camilla

      My kids can’t wait for me to make some more:-)

  11. Spanish HomeMade

    It looks great! We are not big fans of peanut butter, but I have to admit in this case I´d have more than one! 🙂
    Thanks! Enjoy the weekend!

  12. Working mum Blog

    I have been making my own nut butter (peanut, almond and cashew) for a while too but I usually tend to include a bit of nut oil to get the right consistency. Yours look really good – I will have a go at making without oil the next time. Thanks for sharing

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, glad to have inspired:-)

  13. Nadine-Johanna Stewart

    Looks delicious. For me it would be almond butter, I go through it like crazy. So good and so healthy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks! Almond butter is on my list too;-)

  14. Jessica

    I can hear the crunch haha. After cheese, peanut butter is my second choice for spread. Your idea is a must try. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jessica, yes we alternate with these two for a snack but in particular my teenage son:-)

  15. WhatLauraLoves

    I love peanut butter; definitely the crunchier the better for me! xxx

    1. Camilla

      Me too and here you can decide exactly how much crunch to add:-)

  16. Kacie

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, I bet it tastes so much better than shop-bought peanut butter. How long does it keep for?

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kacie – as this is the first batch I’ve ever made I can’t answer that. I did look online at recipes with additions which talked about keeping it in the fridge for 3 months. As this has no additions I have not kept mine in the fridge but the jar is nearly empty now some 6 days after I made it so I don’t think I’ll ever find out how long this actual one lasts!

  17. leeshastarr

    I’ve only recently got into crunchy peanut butter, I’ve always preferred smooth but this looks great and easy to make

    1. Camilla

      Oh it has to be crunch in our house;-)

  18. Nicole Neverman

    I love how easy this is! I never realised it would be so simple to make your own peanut butter. I have got to give this a try 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Fab Nicole, glad to have enlightened you:-)

  19. nicol

    ive been meaning to make my own peanut butter but i keep forgetting. love it!

    1. Camilla

      No excuse now I’ve reminded you:-)

  20. Idaintyit

    wow I can’t believe you have literally made this from peanuts! I really want to make this for my husband, he loves peanut butter

    1. Camilla

      I know, it’s a mini miracle:-)

  21. Jacqueline Meldrum

    We love peanut butter in this house too. Gorgeous stuff. What you really needed was the power of a Froothie blender to make that peanut butter, it would have been made in a couple of minutes. Stumbled, yummed and tweeted.

    1. Camilla

      I know Jacqueline, but I’m an example to my readers that even with the most basic outdated equipment you can still make peanut butter LOL:-) Thanks:-)

  22. Lenadra - LarabeeUK

    Such a great idea to make your own, and you know there are no nasty additives or sweeteners in there!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lenadra it is great one can make it with no added anything;-)

  23. Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    I can almost smell this Camilla! I bet it was delicious. Would be perfect with apple slices dipped in!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, I mentioned eating it with apple slices in a comment further up as I’ve seen this but never done it:-)

  24. David Pearce

    This is a great idea – I am going to pick up some peanut butter in Tesco tomorrow and try it. i guess you could add some other ingredients and make a satay sauce?

    You should try making you own coconut milk as well from a fresh coconut. It is a lot cheaper and tastes amazing compared to the bought varieties. A bit of work but with the reward!

    1. Camilla

      Great David. Satay sauce sounds like a great idea! I never buy coconut milk but use the Maggi Coconut Milk Powder which is so much cheaper and easy to store and use. I can’t see buying coconut being a cheap option and if you factor in your time too!

  25. Glamorous Glutton

    Great idea, I’ve made almond butter and cashew butter, not sure why it’s never occured to me to make good old peanut butter. GG

    1. Camilla

      Thanks! And I’ve never made any butters so you’re ahead of me:-)

  26. Platter Talk

    This is exactly how we like our PB! Thanks for the recipe; can’t wait to make it!

    1. Camilla

      Fab Dan, enjoy:-)

  27. Debra @ Bowl Me Over

    I have never made my own peanut butter – love this, I know it would be so much more!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Debra, it really is great and a fraction of the cost of quality peanut butter:-)

  28. Janice

    I made peanut butter in the 1980s, but had forgotten all about it. I’m going to have another go as I now use it more in recipes than spreading and, as you say the good stuff is expensive. It’s going to be so easy in my ThermoCook too. Thanks for reminding me about how easy it is.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice, yes I high speed blender will whip this up in no time:-)

  29. charlotte

    I am amazed that you only need peanuts to make peanut butter! Thought you would need to add some sort of liquid. Sounds delicious!x

    1. Camilla

      It is a bit of magic isn’t it:-)

  30. Del's cooking twist

    Amazing peanut butter recipe! I want to taste right through the screen 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Del, you’ll just have to go and make some:-)

  31. Natasha Mairs

    I never knew you could make peanut butter with only just peanuts!! will have to give this a try

    1. Camilla

      Great Natasha, glad to have enlightened you:-)

  32. Fashion and Style Police

    My kids love peanut butter so definitely trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, glad to have helped:-)

  33. The London Mum

    Oh yes! I’m gonna try this for sure. I love peanut butter. x

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, glad to have inspired you:-)

  34. Sisley White

    I am absolutely going to have to make this! I love peanuts so much but haven’t ever thought about making peanut butter from scratch. nom nom nom

    1. Camilla

      A complete game changer Sisley:-)

  35. Nayna Kanabar

    I never knew peanut butter was so easy to make.

    1. Camilla

      I know and we pay a fortune for it!

  36. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    My wife would totally love for me to make this for her.

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure she would Peter;-)

  37. Ana De- Jesus

    I can’t believe you made your very own peanut butter! You are now officially cool in my eyes!

    1. Camilla

      LOL Ana:-)

  38. Charli

    We love peanut butter and go through so many jars so I’m definitely going to give this a whirl!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Charli:-)

  39. Kavey

    Ooooh lovely, I keep meaning to make my own cashew nut butter, you’ve motivated me to get on with it!

    1. Camilla

      Fab Kavey, I intend to move onto other nuts too:-)

  40. Cassandra Mayers

    My Daughter wont try peanut butter yet but she is only 14 months so there is time 🙂 Great to see it home made.

    1. Camilla

      I never ate it until quite late in life, in the 70’s as a kid all we had was Sunpat and just the smell of it made me feel ill!

  41. Urvashi

    I bloody love peanut butter. Love it. just LOVE it. I buy it in copious amounts too. Inspired by you to make some!

    1. Camilla

      That made me laugh Urvashi! Brilliant, glad to have inspired you:-)

  42. Anca

    I love making my own peanut butter, it’s much cheaper. I even bought the food processor with this in mind (I got a more powerful one). I also make hazelnut butter or almond butter, it’s delicious. xx

    1. Camilla

      Great Anca, yes Id love something like a Vitamix:-)

  43. Emma White

    oh wow I have never thought to make my own but I might just have to now thanks for this

    1. Camilla

      Emma it’s so good and cheap, there’s not excuse not to make you own:-)

  44. Claire

    I love peanut butter but I’ve never thought about making my own, this sounds like a simple recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It doesn’t get any simpler Claire:-)

  45. Laura H

    Had no idea it was this easy to make before!! Peanut butter is expensive in France so I think I’ll try this instead!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Laura, glad to have informed you:-)

  46. Nadia

    Homemade nut butters are the best 😀 great as a snack with fruit, adding to porridge or smoothies 🙂 Or eating straight off the spoon 😀

    1. Camilla

      Yes I’ve heard it’s great with apple wedges so must try this:-)

  47. Rhian Westbury

    I can’t believe that you don’t need anything else other than peanuts to make it. I might have to try making my own sometime x

    1. Camilla

      I know Rhian, if it wasn’t for the jar of Meridian peanut butter I wouldn’t have realised either:-)

  48. Sophie

    Oh wow this looks delicious! I love that it doesn’t have any added sugar or anything. I will definitely be trying this – pinning to save it!

    1. Camilla

      Great Sophie, yes it’s so good on it’s own it simply doesn’t need anything else!

  49. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Peanut butter should always just have one ingredient in my opinion and this is exactly how we make ours. I do prefer making cashew butter though.

    1. Camilla

      I think I’ve seen Cashews in the world food aisle to in large sacks so that’s a good idea too:-)

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