Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter usually tops the list of items that Americans want their family and friends to ship or send to them. Not only is it expensive in Istanbul, but most peanut brands are loaded with preservatives. Therefore, I learned how to make my own and it’s delicious!

Peanuts in the food processor ready to become delicious peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Made at Home


1 lb peanuts

2 tbsp coconut or grapeseed oil

dash of salt

1-2 tsp honey

The finished product. Yum.


In a food processor combine all ingredients. Mix. You will periodically need to mix the peanuts by hand to even out the smooth and crunchy portions. Add additional honey as needed. To see one blog’s photo rendition, go here. To see a healthy, delicious and energizing treat to make with your fresh peanut butter, go here. Enjoy!

Store it in a nice mason jar like this one. Another option would be to tie a ribbon around the jar and gift this to your peanut butter loving friends!


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Melissa is a wife, mama and fan of all things Turkey. Among other adventures, Melissa loves living life in Turkey while raising her daughters. On IstanbulMoms you can hear about her adventures and escapades, tips for success, strategies for untangling the culture, and ideas for enjoying life in Istanbul to the fullest.

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