This homemade coconut peanut butter is made with organic peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt. That’s it, no added sugar or other ingredients. It’s so easy to make you’ll never buy peanut butter again!
I have a love/hate relationship with peanut butter. I think it’s the tastiest of all nut butters, but it has a few drawbacks.
For one, peanuts are not a paleo-approved food because they’re technically a legume. Peanuts are also high in polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), which are highly inflammatory due to their high omega-6 fat ratio. They are also high on the allergy list and are not tolerated by some.
That being said, I still love me some peanut butter from time to time. So I make my own healthier version that makes me feel less guilty when I eat it.
It’s called Coconut Peanut Butter. My coconut peanut butter spread uses organic dry roasted peanuts, coconut oil, sea salt, and ground flax seeds.
The ingredients are simple and make a delicious spread.The flax seeds are completely optional, but I like to add them in sometimes to add omega-3s, which help balance out the omega-6 in peanuts.
How To Make Coconut Peanut Butter
To get started you’ll need 1 1/2 cups of dry roasted unsalted peanuts, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, sea salt, and a 1/2 tbs ground flax seeds (optional).
Pour the ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender.
Process the peanuts and oil together until the mixture has a smooth consistency and is creamy like regular peanut butter, about 3-5 minutes.
Use a spoon to scoop out some of the peanut butter and taste it. If it needs more salt, add to your taste and pulls a few times more to incorporate. Store the coconut peanut butter in a glass jar or storage container. Store in the refrigerator. This spread is good for 4-6 weeks.
No, raw peanuts don’t grind well and will not make a smooth peanut butter.
Yes, you can add coconut oil to your peanut butter to add healthy fats.
If you have a high speed blender you can make homemade nut butter in that instead of a food processor.
- Can I use raw peanuts instead of roasted peanuts? No, raw peanuts don’t grind well and will not make a smooth peanut butter.
- Can you add coconut oil to peanut butter? Yes, you can add coconut oil to your peanut butter to add healthy fats.
- How do I make coconut peanut butter in a blender? If you have a high speed blender you can make homemade nut butter in that instead of a food processor.
Coconut Peanut Butter
This homemade coconut peanut butter is made with organic peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and dairy free.
- Prep Time: 1 minutes
- Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cup 1x
- Category: Condiments
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 1/2 cup organic dry roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (optional)
- Pour the ingredients into a food processor.
- Process for 3-5 minutes or until the peanut butter is smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a jar or container and store in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 4.2g (net carbs 2.5g)
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 4.5g
This recipe was originally published January 22nd, 2014 and was updated with new photos and recipe adjustments January 20th, 2021.Links on this page may be affiliate links, for which the site earns a small commission, but the price for you is the same