HOMEMADE: Nut Butter

Nut Butter / Homegrown Kitchen

Homemade Nut Butter

Preheat oven 150C. Toast 2 cups nuts or seeds (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds) for 20-30 minutes, shaking tray often until golden. Cool.
In a food processor, blend toasted nuts/seeds with a pinch of sea salt for 3-5 minutes until smooth. If needed add a few drops of olive oil to loosen the mix. Store in an airtight glass jar in a cool pantry. Spread nut butter on toast or add to baking for extra nutrition (banana muffin recipe HERE).

To make Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: use toasted hazelnuts and add 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp Honey and 2 Tbsp coconut oil.

Homemade Nut Butter / Homegrown Kitchen

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  1. Hi,
    I would love to know what appliances you use in the kitchen. I have successfully blown up our old blender as well as our hand blender. I am ready to purchase something to help me with meals you prepare (including nut butters etc). Do I need a blender or food processor and do you need a high powered one. I would prefer to buy well rather than keep replacing.
    Thanks for any insight 🙂

    1. Hi CD, I use a Kitchenaid food processor that has attachments for grating, slicing, and a small bowl for pesto. It doesn’t have a blender so not the best for smoothies. It is about 10 years old and recently the blade broke and Kitchenaid replaced it at no charge and no questions asked. I also know Vitamix blenders are popular for making green smoothies, nut butter, cashew cream etc. It really depends what you will use it for most. I use my food processor every day to make anything from pastry to pesto to nut butter and find it does everything I need. I also use a Braun hand/stick blender with a stainless steel stick part/blade for making smoothies and blending soup.

  2. I finally got round to making this after meaning to for ages, sooo easy and sooo good and much cheaper than buying already made. I used almonds, Brazils and cashews. Delicious!

    1. Awesome Vicki, I can imagine almond, brazil and cashew nuts would make a lovely combo for nut butter!

  3. Hi there – should you soak the nuts before making this? And if you do, do you need to dry them again before making the nut butter?

    1. HI Cheryl, in an ideal world all our nuts and seeds would be soaked first. If you are using them for nut butter yes you will need to dry them and lightly roast first or the nut butter won’t keep well.

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