How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter | Super Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe!

To make this irresistible honey roasted peanut butter, all you need is a food processor and just a few minutes of time. It takes just 3 ingredients, plus it’s super easy, and absolutely delicious!

To make this irresistible honey roasted peanut butter, you need a food processor and just a few minutes of time. It takes just 3 ingredients, is super easy, and absolutely delicious!

I love peanut butter.

My 4 kiddos love peanut butter, too.

I like Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays.

And you guessed it – my gang loves Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays, just like me.

You can imagine we go through quite a lot of peanut butter.  And bananas.  And, well, shakes, too…

So, as the organic creamy peanut butter bills piled up (and up and up!), I decided to make my own peanut butter.

That’s why I absolutely love making my own Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

It’s so good!  And cheap!

This recipe is so easy.  You may never need to buy peanut butter from the store again.  Gasp!

For you peanut butter lovers out there (and your peanut-butter-loving-kids), this is for you.

Overhead view of ingredients for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, which are sea salt, peanuts, and raw honey.

Overhead image of raw honey being poured over raw peanuts, ready to put in the oven for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

TIPS FOR MAKING HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER

There are a few tips and tricks for making yummy peanut butter at home.

  • Raw peanuts need to be baked first:  Roasting the nuts warms the oil in the peanuts and makes them break down more easily in the food processor. The flavor will be better, too.
  • Don’t rush the process: Be patient as you blend the nuts in the processor; it will take a few sessions of processing for the nuts to form the right consistency.
  • Make it creamy: If you like your peanut butter creamy, make sure to keep blending until you reach the consistency you want.  Also, remove the skin on the peanuts to make it as creamy as possible.
  • Stir it up: If at any time the peanut butter needs mixing, just stir it up.
  • Vary it: If you want crunchy peanut butter, add finely chopped peanuts to the finished mixture.

Overhead image of raw honey and salt covered roasted peanuts, ready to be put in the oven as preparation for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

Overhead image of raw honey and salt covered roasted peanuts, coming out of the oven as preparation for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

HOW TO MAKE HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER

Making peanut butter is easy and kinda fun, too! The kids love to help and, of course, be taste testers. Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  • Begin with shelled and skin-off raw peanuts
  • Mix the peanuts, sea salt and raw honey together
  • Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, being careful not to burn them
  • Process the nuts, stopping every few minutes as per the recipe to scrape the sides of the food processor bowl
  • Feel free to adjust the salt and honey to your preference after you’ve sampled a yummy taste

Overhead image of roasted peanuts in the food processor, ready to make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

Overhead view of the food processor full of peanuts partially processed in preparation for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

HOW TO STORE HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER

I know many people say to always store your peanut butter in the fridge, but I store mine in the pantry because I absolutely love creamy peanut butter, and it’s ore creamy when it comes out of the pantry at room temperature. It will stay fresh for up to a month. An airtight jar works well and makes for easy stirring if need be.

If you do wind up storing it in the freezer, and you find it a bit thick, leave it on the counter for 10 minutes before you want to use it, and then the consistency will be thinner, and easier to stir together.

To freeze, use an airtight container and store for up to 6 months. When ready to use the peanut butter, thaw it in the fridge and then stir before eating to make it nice and creamy for spreading on your toast!

Overhead view of the food processor filled with peanuts that are partially processed for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

Overhead image of Honey Roasted Peanut Butter as it is blended in the food processor.

NUT SUBSTITUTES FOR HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER

Try making other types of nut butters. They are all delicious and good for you! Consider these nuts:

  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Brazil nuts

Overhead view of a spoon scooping out of a food processor, the fully blended Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER VEGAN

A simple switch from the raw honey to maple syrup will give you vegan peanut butter. These options are good as well. Taste test as you work – you may want to add extra salt, for instance.

  • Peanut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Agave syrup

View of a knife spreading Honey Roasted Peanut Butter on a plain rice cake.

TASTY ADDITIONS TO HONEY ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER

Peanut butter is so good for you – the protein in the nuts makes it a good addition to any meal. It’s fun and a nice change to add a little extra ingredient now and then. Try these suggestions:

  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  • Almonds
  • Cocoa powder and coconut sugar

Side view of a jar filled with Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, with a spoon of peanut butter beside it as well as peanuts surrounding it.

Side view of a hand holding a covered mason jar filled with Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

MORE HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES

If you love, love peanut butter you’ll be happy to know there are lots more recipes on the blog. Try these – they are the best! 

PLUS, check out this video to see how super easy it is to make some homemade peanut butter for yourself at home.

GO NUTS!

5 from 4 votes
How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

To make this irresistible honey roasted peanut butter, all you need is a food processor and just a few minutes of time. It takes just 3 ingredients, is super easy, and absolutely delicious!

Categories: Sauce
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: honey peanut butter, honey roasted peanut butter, sweet peanut butter
Servings: 8
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 16 oz raw peanuts unsalted (2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine peanuts with salt and honey. Using a spoon, mix well so that all peanuts are evenly coated. Lay peanuts out evenly and in one layer over the baking tray. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until well-browned and dark, but not burnt. Half-way though, toss peanuts using a spatula for even roasting. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add peanuts to a food processor and turn on for 1 minute. Remove the lid and press the peanuts back down along the sides using a spatula. Replace the lid and turn food processor back on for an additional two minutes. Repeat with spatula if needed. The consistency of the peanuts will change, don't worry. Process until smooth, about 1-2 more minutes.

  5. Adjust flavor as desired by adding more salt, honey or even a pinch of cinnamon.
  6. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 months.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

28 thoughts on “How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter | Super Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe!

  1. 5 stars
    It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post. https://www.gmdrecipes.com/

  2. 5 stars
    I love drizzly homemade peanut butter! It’s seriously the bomb dot com – the packaged stuff just doesn’t even compare. I have been trying to talk myself out of buying a food processor for myself, but I think this post really tips the scales… I could have homemade PB all the time! Magical.

  3. I’m so glad i found this (via pinterest) and will be trying it very very soon, we get through at least 2 jars of peanut butter a week maybe even 3-4 as my 3 children also love it, in shakes,in with their porridge or on toast. I’m looking forward to seeing how the honey roasted peanuts make a difference to the taste as we usually just get regular peanut butter

  4. I make my own nut butters since I’m allergic to peanuts. I’m going to try using your recipe to make honey roasted ones, now. I wonder if it will work if I roast the nuts in the microwave–that’s how I’ve been roasting walnuts and hazelnuts. Hmmm, the roasting makes it possible to remove the skins from the hazelnuts, so do you think it would work if I roasted/removed skins and THEN roasted again with honey?

    1. Hmmm…I’m sorry, Sue, but I’ve never used the microwave to roast anything so I really don’t know about that. As far as double roasting — the only concern would be that you would over-roast the nuts and they would get burned. If you try it out, I’d love to know how it works for you.

    2. Honey and peanuts are my favourite. I am excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe. Sue, I imagine that using the microwave for this recipe, or any recipe/ food item will defeat the purpose of making your own homemade healthy peanut butter/food as microwaving your food has negative implications for your health. If you don’t want to use your oven, perhaps try heating them in a sauce pan. Good luck.

        1. The old recipe actually had added oil, but it’s not necessary with this recipe — which is creamy 🙂

  5. Oh my! I love peanut butter. I eat it everyday on toast. I am going to the store right now to buy some peanuts and I’m going to make me some peanut butter!
    Thanks for the inspiration~!!!

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