In this article, we present you with 4 different nut butter recipes. Preparing almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter and pecan butter at home is not and all difficult and all these recipes are simple and most importantly beyond delicious.
The only device you will be needing at your disposal is either a food processor or high-speed blender.
The best thing about preparing butter recipes or any other recipe at home is the fact that you know what you put into it, unlike store-bought products which may not be as accurate when it comes to the ingredient list.
Another great thing about homemade recipes is that you can get creative and experiment if you want to. Here are a few ideas about what to add to these recipes to better soothe your taste:
- Cocoa powder
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Coconut oil
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried strawberries
Homemade butter is very versatile and is a standard in almost every household. You can add it to your smoothie, spread it over toast, combine it with some apples or eat straight out of the jar.
How to make homemade nut butter
- The first thing you need to do is choose your base nuts. You can choose between peanuts, almonds, cashews, and pecans. Here are some basics you need to be familiar with before you go on to preparing nut butter:
- Not all nuts are the same and some take longer to process because each type of nut contains a different amount of fatty acids.
- Pecans, peanuts, and cashews have more fat and processing them takes no longer than 10-15 minutes.
- On the other hand, almonds contain less fat so preparing them in a food processor is not the best option because it may take a bit longer. Therefore, when preparing almond butter, it is best to use a high-speed blender.
- Roasting the nuts of your choice before putting them in the blender is highly recommendable because it will help you blend them quicker. However, remember to let them cool down before processing to avoid overheating your food processor/ blender.
- Adding a little bit of coconut or avocado oil to the nuts is also a great idea because it can speed up their processing.
Can you prepare homemade nut butter in a regular blender?
Sadly, the answer to this question is no, because you can easily burn out the motor of your regular blender. Only a food processor or a high-speed blender can be used to make homemade nut butter.
Always use a high-speed blender when preparing larger batches, while for smaller batches you can use a food processor.
How much nuts do you need to prepare nut butter?
If you have never made nut butter before it is best to start with smaller batches which will be easier to blend. Make 2 cups your starting point and after a few times, as you get familiar with the process, you can increase the dosage.
Furthermore, 2 cups of nuts will give you 1 cup of nut butter.
Homemade nut butter recipe
- ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Coconut or avocado oil
- 2 cups (8 ounces) peanuts, almonds, cashews or pecans
- Shredded coconut
- Ground cinnamon
- Monk fruit, maple syrup, honey
- If you choose to toast the almonds, you will need to preheat the oven 325 F. Spread a layer of nuts onto a baking sheet, toast them for 10-15 minutes, mix half-way and when done remove from the oven. Leave them to cool down for about 15 minutes or just enough for them to completely cool off.
- Next, transfer the nuts into either a suitable food processor or high-speed blender.
- Process on high-speed while frequently scraping down the sides of the bowl. To help speed up the process you can add a little coconut oil. The processing usually takes about 15 minutes, but it all depends on the nuts you are using. Pay attention to the mixture and if you think it is getting to hot stop the processing and once it cooled down a bit you can continue the process.
- When you have finished processing the nuts, feel free to add any sweetener, salt or any other kind of add-ins you choose. Then, blend again until it is creamy.
- Let it cool off a bit before transferring it into a glass jar, then carefully seal it and store it in the refrigerator. Let it sit for 3-4 weeks.