Homemade Nut Butter

Making nut butters at home couldn't be easier and best of all you can get creative and use your favourite nuts rather than sticking to the traditional peanut or almond nut butters.


Love pecan, brazil or macadamia nuts...? You can turn them into your favourite nut butter in a couple of simple steps and the best thing about it? No added palm oil or other ingredients you don't want. Just nuts, that's it (maybe a spoon of coconut oil depending on how you like the consistency!)


In this example we used pecan nut. They have a natural trickle like taste to them once roasted and turning into nut butter that we love!


Ingredients

Your favourite (organic if possible) nuts - pecan, cashew, brazil, macadamia etc or if you boring peanuts ha ha!

*You could even combine them to make a mixture)


Method

Spread the nuts out on a roast tray and place in the oven for 10-15 mins on a low heat around 120 degrees.


Check on the nuts every 5 mins or so and give them a little swirl. You'll start to notice them sliding around easily as the oil starts to seep out and lubricate them naturally. That's how you want them so don't over do it and dry them out.


Place them in a food blender and mix on the slowest speed possible. The slower the better. It takes longer than you think but stick with it and just let them grind and mix slowly, slowly, slowly.


After 5 to 10 mins (depending on blender speed) the mixture will gradually start turning into the nut butter consistency you'd expect rather than just blended up nuts that you saw at the start.


If you find that the mixture is a little dry or you want it to be runnier then add a table spoon a coconut oil and mix again. The warmth of the roast nuts will help melt the coconut oil into the mixture. (You can add a pinch of salt at this stage too to favourite if you like)


Once you have your desired consistency, spoon out into a jar and leave the rest at room temperature... but don't forget to get all the warm scraping out with your fingers and tongue (ha ha - the nut butter freshly made and still warm is a unique experience!!!!!)


Let us know what your favourite nut butter or mixture of nuts is once you've made them.


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