Vanilla Honey Peanut Butter

Simple homemade peanut butter with a touch of honey and dotted with vanilla bean seeds. 

bright sunlight reflecting off a jar of homemade vanilla honey peanut butter

Do you see those vanilla bean seeds?? DO YOU SEE THEM? They are giving me life and are the only thing getting me through this week of weather. I mean it’s gross.

But those vanilla bean seeds, those are a gift from God.

an overhead shot of an out of focus jar of homemade honey peanut butter speckled with vanilla beans on an in focus marble counter sprinkled with peanuts

I’ve been making nut butters at home for a few years, in addition to buying my favorites from the store, obviously. But it’s so easy. Like beyond easy, as long as you have a food processor.

I first came upon this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen a few years back and fell into a cycle:

  1. Make a batch.
  2. Eat it unreasonably fast.
  3. Feel a little guilty for the quantity of PB I consume in a short period of time.
  4. Decide that I need to cool it on the PB.
  5. Forget about how delicious it is.
  6. Remember how delicious it is.
  7. Make a batch.

… and we’re back to the beginning of the cycle.

a jar of homemade honey peanut butter speckled with vanilla beans dripping down the side on a marble counter sprinkled with peanuts

There is no escaping it. But you know what? I’m totally OK with it because this peanut butter is EVERYTHING.

I’ve been eating it on toast with sliced naners and sprinkled with TJ’s Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend (love that crunch!). Sometimes I’ll swirl it into my morning oats. It’s crazy delicious spread on a few dates for a sweet treat. And yes, I most definitely eat it right off of the spoon. #sorrynotsorry

a close up look at the vanilla beans speckled in the homemade honey peanut butter

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Vanilla Honey Peanut Butter

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x


  • 2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil


  1. Place peanuts in your food processor and process until the nuts begin to form a creamy paste, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add in vanilla bean seeds, honey, salt and coconut oil; process again for 2-4 minutes or until creamy. At this point, the peanut butter should be very smooth. I didn’t have to process it any further, but if it isn’t as smooth as you would like, add an additional teaspoon or two of coconut oil. You also add another teaspoon of honey if you like it a little sweeter.
  3. Pour peanut butter into a mason jar, or another airtight container and seal tightly. Store in your pantry or the fridge.


looking down on a jar of homemade honey peanut butter speckled with vanilla beans on a marble counter sprinkled with peanuts


17 thoughts on “Vanilla Honey Peanut Butter

  1. Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    omgosh, this looks amazing! i love the idea of using vanilla with peanut butter. ugh i’m sure i’d finish this within minutes. saving!

  2. Kristy @ Southern In Law

    Oooh, this looks so so good! I love peanut butter but I especially love anything vanilla so this is perfect!

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Emily! It’s definitely creamier than the ones I buy too… that’s the best part about making your own – you can continue to process it until it is your desired consistency. If you store this in the fridge, it will firm up; but you don’t need to keep it in the fridge!

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Just keep processing it and it will get there! That and a little coconut oil will do the trick :))

  3. Laura

    Vanilla bean PB?! Why have I never thought of this!? You are a genius! I am making this ASAP! Seriously! 🙂

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      You must Laura! The hard part is not eating all of it in one sitting ?

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  5. Angela @ Delectable

    OMG now I need vanilla beans!! I love adding honey to my peanut butter, but haven’t added vanilla before…looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it out, thanks!!

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      It seriously makes a HUGE difference! I buy my vanilla beans from Costco or on Amazon – I hope you love the peanut butter!

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