Vegan Bestest Nut Butter

YIELD: 3 Cups

Peanuts are the star of the show below, but this method works well with other roasted nuts, which comes in handy with a peanut allergy. Try toasted or raw almonds, cashews, or sunflower seeds instead. Even though nut butters are widely available pretty much everywhere, I think homemade is much tastier, and it’s so much cheaper. And, it’s easy! So easy, in fact, that you may wonder why you hadn’t tried it sooner.


  • 3 cups dry roasted peanuts, unsalted (or nuts or seeds of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the peanuts into a food processor and blend until very smooth, about 7 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the salt and vanilla extract and mix well. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.