Pure nut butter is so easy and quick to make at home so I don’t see any reason why to buy it at the store. Moreover, generic kinds of nut butter contain added sugar and other unwanted ingredients.
Besides these obvious reasons, there is another one why I prefer to make nut butter myself – I can control its flavor. In general, the more roasted the nuts are, the more distinct the flavor is that they give out. So, If I want my nut butter to be mild in flavor I use raw or slightly roasted nuts to make it. If I’m going for distinct peanut, hazelnut (or any other nut) flavor, I would go for a deeper roast.
I prefer to use raw nut butter as one of the base ingredients for my home-made granola. Otherwise, you can roast nuts of your choice in the oven at 360F (180C) from 7 to 15 mins. Roasting time depends on the type of oven and kind of roast desired. Or to speed things up you can skip roasting all together by buying organic unsalted roasted nuts.
To make the nut butter you will need a food processor or blender. The recipe below describes how to make peanut butter, but you can try making it with cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, or create your personal blend by mixing a variety of nuts at once.
Do not add any water during the blending process. As all nuts are mostly oil, and oil and water do not mix, it will make your butter less smooth. The heat from the blender (or food processor) will soften nuts, helping them melt.
- 2 cups peanuts (roasted)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Place nuts* and salt into a food processor or high power blender. Process peanuts anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, until they turn into nut butter** (when the mixture starts having a smooth and shiny surface). The processing time will vary depending on the kind of the appliance used.
- Transfer your peanut butter in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for several weeks. In my home, it survives no longer than a week 🙂
What about you?
Have you ever tried to make a nut butter before?
What kind of nuts is your favorite?
Did you try to follow this recipe?
Let me know how it went in the comments below and share a picture of your nut butter on Instagram with the hashtag #positivepranic so that I can see your beautiful creation 🙂 🙏
❤ Love, Julia
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