Sweet and Spiced Peanut Butter

Cuisinart original

Once you see how simple it is to make your own peanut butter at home, you will wonder why you ever purchased it. Here we give a sweeter version, but you can adjust the sugar and spices to whatever you wish, or just leave it plain with a bit of salt. Process fully for a creamy version, or if a chunky style is preferred, add additional peanuts after processing and pulse to combine.



Makes 1 cup


2           cups unsalted, dry roasted peanuts

1           tablespoon  granulated  sugar

1           teaspoon  ground  cinnamon

¼          teaspoon  ground  allspice

½          teaspoon pure vanilla extract kosher salt, to taste

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 108 (70% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 5g • fat 9g

  • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 12mg • calc. 19mg • fiber 2g


Active Time: 15 minutes

Inactive Time: n/a 

  1. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor.
  2. Pulse all of the ingredients to break up, about 10 times, and then process on Low until drops of oil are visible and the mixture is very smooth, or until desired consistency. (You may need to stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.)
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.