How To Make Your Own Nut Butter At Home
There is something epic when you make your own nut butters. I just love that “OMG it’s that simple” look on people’s faces when I show them how to make nut butters, it’s priceless. The main statement is “thank goodness we can make this at home”.
As you’ll see, it is super simple, and I’m so eager to show you how to make your own nut butter at home.
You can basically make this gooey goodness with any kind of nuts - cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, even pistachios or sesame seeds (Tahini). One of my favorites are almonds. You will need just one ingredient - almonds - Yep ONE ingredient needed to make almond butter is almonds…#genius.
Grab a bunch of raw almonds and spread them onto a tray. I like to roast them at 160C / 320F for 10 -15 minutes. I check them after 10 minutes, and if they are roasted but still don’t have that roasted crunch I want, I turn down the temperature a bit and roast them for 5-10 minutes more.
Feel free to experiment, take them out, smell, check the color and decide when the nuts have that flavor you want your nut butter to have. When they are done, I leave them to cool completely before I start making that brownish golden butter.
Time To Gather The Kids And Blend Those Roasted Nuts Into Lovely Fresh Nut Butter
Now that you have roasted your nuts, here comes the fun part. I just put those roasted almonds into my Vitamix (I used the dry jug) and blend until I get that gorgeous almond butter. It took me only 2-3 minutes, can you imagine that?
Then I pop it in a jar, and that’s all.
As there is no water content in it, you can store it in a fridge or on a shelf and it will keep for a long time, just like peanut butter.
If you don’t have Vitamix, don’t panic. I made nut butters at home before with a standard household blender. It will take you more time because you’ll have to stop, scrape the sides, and then blend again, but the end result will be the same - crunchy or smooth.
So, choose your favorite nuts, roast them, gather the kids and have fun making nut butters at home. OMG, I started salivating thinking about a piece of essene bread, topped with a generous scoop of this nut butter and drizzled with honey and tahini.
Recipe: How to Make Your Own Nut Butters At Home
600g Almonds (or whatever nut you want to use)
Preheat your oven to 160C / 320F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the almonds evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, check them, give them a stir and continue baking for another 5-8 minutes until the almonds are lightly roasted.
Leave the almonds to cool down completely.
Transfer to your blender and blend until smooth.
Scoop into a jar and store in a fridge or on a shelf.
Prep time: 2 minutes
Roasting time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: Makes 600g
Freezer friendly: No need, it will sit on a shelf for months
C, GF, DF, RSF, V, VEG
You all won't know yourselves when you do this. When I first made my own nut butter at home, I was like “What? No way, it can’t be that easy!!” I promise you that it really is.