- 3 cups (420 g) unsalted roasted peanuts
- Pour nuts into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades.
- In 1 minute, you will hear a high pitched chugging sound. Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, the motor sound will change from a high pitch to a low laboring sound. Stop machine.
- Store in an airtight container. It can also be frozen for longer storage.
CAUTION: Over processing will cause overheating to your machine. Do not process for more than 1 minute after mixture starts circulating freely. For recipe variation, see Cashew Nut Butter and Almond Butter recipes.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Peanut Butter is rated out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie9026 from Amazing peanut butter I've had my vitamix for about a week and a few days now. I use it almost every day sometimes more than once a day. Yesterday I made this peanut butter and once it was done I added 3/4 tsp sea salt and 1 1/2 tbsp organic honey. It came out creamy and delicious. Best peanut butter I have ever had! I even drove some to my parents house and they loved it. Since I don't eat peanut butter all the time I can easily make it when ever I want it. Lots of room for customization.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrendaHatfield from I'm in love with my Vitamix! I bought this about 6 weeks ago and I love it. I loved it before I paid for it. I loved it after my first smoothie, after my first soup, ice cream, fruit sorbet, chopped veggies, flour and now peanut butter. What other appliance can do all that, I've not met one. I'd love to be a sales person, I've already sold three of these and not made a cent, probably a few dollars for a salesperson.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by KIM2GIRLS from Peanut Butter in the Vitamix I love our Vitamix and I really love making peanut butter. It is so easy, fresh and taste great! I can't keep my husband out of it!!!
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrbaseball from Excellent peanut butter Best peanut butter I ever had next time little less time blending to be thicker
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beej from Easy All-Natural PB The peanut butter recipe comes out great in the vitamix. Warm peanut butter just from roasted/salted peanuts. Very delicious!! It is a very natural tasting peanut butter as well but the way it should taste with nothing added. Highly recommend this in the Vitamix!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bryant from Jar Damaged My jar was damaged, presumably from overheating before the peanuts started to circulate. The blade assembly began spinning freely and peanut butter started leaking out of the bottom of the machine. The jar appears to be permanently warped.
Date published: 2016-04-23
It takes far more than 1 minute. Using plunger it sounds like I'm burning up my motor. I make the batches in small portions but still that burning sound. Its smooth when I put in container but after day or so its crumbly, not smooth for toast. Wrong?
This recipe should only be taking about one minute. You need to make sure you are getting your machine to the highest speed within the first 5-7 seconds. and running your machine on high the whole time. Depending on the size container you are using the recipe may not be the right fit for your container size. The burning smell should be faint, if at all. You may want to give our customer support center a call at 1-800-848-2649 where we can go over your machine and make sure everything is operating as it should.
Date published: 2016-05-24
the peanuts I have are salted, can I just wash them and use them to make the peanut butter?
You may use the salted peanuts, you will just have a salted peanut butter. If you wish to wash them before blending you will want to make sure they are completely dry before starting to make the peanut butter.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Can you use the standard blade it came with or do you need a special blade to blend the nuts? I'm afraid it won't work or they will be too hard and break the machine
You can absolutely use the blade your machine came with. Here is a quick video on making nut butters from our website, https://www.vitamix.com/why-vitamix/what-you-can-make#nutbutters. This video will take you through the proper steps and speeds to be in when making nut butter in your Vitamix.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Can I make peanut butter with the s30 model? Thanks
Yes you can, you will want to use your 40 oz. container, and use your tamper while blending. Make sure you are taking the machine from one to ten within the first 5-7 seconds of turning the machine on and using your tamper the whole time until the desired consistency is achieved.
Date published: 2016-04-27
JimN, I have the same problem. I was wondering if you could add honey or agave nectar instead of oil?
Yes you may add honey or agave instead of the oil.
Date published: 2016-02-18
I have made peanut butter a couple of times, it always tastes great but it's very powdery and not spreadable. I tried adding a little oil to smooth it out to no avail. What am I doing wrong?
There are a few different things you can do. You can blend this longer, in the instructions it says to blend for 1 minute, go for another minute to a minute and a half. This will heat the peanut butter and give you a really creamy smooth texture. You could also switch out the roasted peanuts for non roasted peanuts, these are softer and have more moisture. You will lose some flavor but it will give you a better texture.
Date published: 2016-04-09
How long does the peanut butter last and does it need refrigeration?
I refrigerate mine but that is out of habit. In the refrigerator it will last two to three weeks and outside of the refrigerator I like to use it within a week.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Which container is this receipt for (dry or wet), or can you make peanut butter in both the dry and wet containers?
You can make peanut butter in both containers.
Date published: 2016-04-09
|Serving Size||2 tbsp ( 30 g )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||16 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|