This Vitamix Peanut Butter is smooth, creamy, and so easy! It is made in just a couple minutes and requires only one ingredient: peanuts. This homemade peanut butter is easy, healthy, versatile and delicious!

Vitamix peanut butter in a glass jar

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Who doesn’t love peanut butter?
  • It is smooth, creamy, and delicious.
  • This Vitamix peanut butter takes less than 2 minutes to make.
  • This recipes for homemade peanut butter is simple and straightforward.
  • Only one ingredient is needed.
  • It tastes way better and more fresh than store bought.
  • This peanut butter is so versatile.
  • Use it with apples, bananas, by the spoonful, or in this Healthy Snickers Smoothie!
  • This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Vegan, and sugar free.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Dry roasted salted peanuts work best for this homemade peanut butter. Roasted peanuts tend to release their oils more naturally and quickly, which aids in the processing of making peanut butter.

If desired, use unsalted peanuts. Then, you can decide if you want to add in a certain type of salt to your Vitamix or leave it out altogether.

Roasted salted peanuts in bowl

Which Vitamix Model to Use

Since Vitamix blenders are incredibly powerful, all models work well!

I used my Vitamix E310 which is a more inexpensive option. The peanut butter was smooth and creamy in less than 2 minutes!

If using another brand of blender or food processor, this process could take up to 10 minutes. I highly recommend using a Vitamix if you own one!

How to Make

Step 1

First, add peanuts to Vitamix blender.

Peanuts in Vitamix blender

Step 2

Secure lid and blend on medium until smooth and creamy. This is what it looks like after about 30 seconds, 1 minute, and 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Step 3

Once completely smooth, pour into a jar with lid or airtight container.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Roasted peanuts are easier to blend than raw peanuts. I suggest using roasted!

Use the tamper accessory that comes with the Vitamix. Push down peanuts closer to the blade to speed up blending.

If your Vitamix has started to heat up, simply turn it off and let it rest for a minute. Then, continue blending.

Homemade peanut butter in glass jar

Variations & Add Ins

Here are some great ideas to add in to the peanut butter. Add these ingredients to Vitamix with peanuts before blending.

  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • chia seeds
  • coconut sugar
  • cocoa powder

Add these ingredients in very small amounts to start. Then, adjust to suit your taste. Check out this Coconut Peanut Butter too!

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Pair it with this Sugar Free Jelly with Raspberries and some gluten free bread!

How to Clean Vitamix After Making Peanut Butter

One of the best things about a Vitamix is how easy it is to clean!

After making peanut butter and scraping the blender clean with a spoon or rubber spatula, add 1 cup of water and a squirt of dish soap to Vitamix. Place cover on top. Mix on low medium speed until clean.

I usually give it another rinse to ensure blender is completely clean.

How to Serve & Store

Serve peanut butter immediately or store in a glass jar with lid.

Store at room temperature for up to 1 month. If natural oil separation occurs, stir before using.

This Vitamix peanut butter can be refrigerated, but it will firm up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best blender to make peanut butter?

The best blender to make peanut butter is a Vitamix! They are high speed, powerful machines.

Can I grind nuts in a Vitamix?

Yes! The Vitamix can easily grind nuts.

How do you clean the Vitamix?

Add a cup of water and a squirt of dish soap. Add lid on top. Blend until clean.

Can I add salt?

Sure! Either use salted peanuts or add in salt to unsalted peanuts before blending.

Which peanuts should I use?

I used dry roasted salted peanuts and it came out great. I highly recommend using roasted peanuts as opposed to raw peanuts.

What are the ingredients for peanut butter?

This peanut butter is made from only salted peanuts.

Vitamix peanut butter in jar

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Vitamix peanut butter in a glass jar

Get the Recipe: Vitamix Peanut Butter

This Vitamix Peanut Butter is smooth, creamy, and so delicious! It is made with only one ingredient: peanuts. This homemade peanut butter is great for sandwiches, baked goods, and eating by the spoonful!
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Vitamix blender

Instructions 

  • First, add peanuts to Vitamix blender.
  • Secure lid. Blend until smooth and creamy. This takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Use tamper tool to help push peanut butter down towards the blade.
  • If needed, turn Vitamix off and scrape down sides of blender. Then, continue blending until smooth and creamy.
  • Finally, pour into jar with lid or airtight container.

Notes

  • If using unsalted peanuts, add in 1/4 tsp sea salt before blending.
  • Blend on medium speed (about speed 4 to 5 on an 8 speed blender).
  • If using a food processor or lower speed blender, this process can take up to 10 minutes.
  • With my Vitamix, it took around 90 seconds.
  • This recipe makes about 1 cup of peanut butter.  Each serving is about 2 tablespoons.
  • Store in a glass jar with lid or airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
  • A little natural oil separation may occur.  Stir before using.
  • I use the Vitamix E310 which is a cheaper Vitamix option.  It works great!
Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 283mg, Fiber: 3g, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

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