Easy recipe for natural, homemade nut butter like peanut butter, and more nut butter recipe ideas. These nut butter recipes are perfect for snacking or or as homemade edible gifts. 

nut butters for a homemade edible gift idea

Christmas is next week, so I wanted to share with you an easy last-mute homemade gift idea. I absolutely love making my own nut butters at home. From homemade peanut butter to homemade nutella, making your own nut butter couldn’t be easier. Though we love homemade peanut butter, almond butter, and nutella for snacking, they also make the cutest, most delicious gifts when packaged in mini canning jars.

This week instead of making one batch of homemade peanut or almond butter, I made three varieties of nut butter. I made you a little video to show just how simple and gorgeous these nut butters are. You can watch here or over on my YouTube channel. If you like these little cooking videos, be sure to subscribe to my channel for updates and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the future.

homemade peanut butter recipe

How to Make Nut Butter

Ever since I tried the freshly ground peanut butter and almond butter from our local natural foods store, I’ve been hooked! It’s so tasty, but it’s also quite expensive. I realized I could make peanut butter at home for less money. Homemade peanut butter is so quick and easy I feel like there’s really no excuse not to make it myself. All you need to make peanut butter at home is one ingredient! Peanuts! I use roasted peanuts and add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt.

If I’m feeling extra decadent, I’ll drizzle in a splash of maple syrup. Lately I’ve noticed that many brands of peanut butter, even the organic brands, have added palm oil and sugar. Making peanut butter at home means I can make a pure peanut butter without any additives. Check out how creamy that peanut butter is in the image above! I didn’t add any oils to it, it’s just peanuts blended in my Vitamix. My six year old said this about our homemade peanut butter: “It’s so much better than from the store! I love how it’s so smooth.”

how to make nutella

Get the recipe for homemade nutella.

If you’re giving these nut butters as gifts for the holidays, like I am, I recommend packaging each flavor in a small canning jar. Place the three jars in a small basket and include some “dippers” such as pretzels and apples.

Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

Nut Butter

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

How to make peanut butter and almond butter at home.

Nut Butter


Peanut Butter

  • 16 oz. roasted peanuts
  • pinch of Himalayan salt (optional)

Cinnamon Almond Butter

  • 16 oz. roasted almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.


Nutrition information for this recipe was calculated for the peanut butter (1/10 recipe).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.