I cannot understand why anyone would spend such vast amounts of money on fancy nut butters (cashew/almond) if they have their own food processor (or its baby sibling- The Mini Chopper- yes, it has been capitalised)
It is SO easy, so quick, a fraction of the cost of buying a jar, and no nasties!! No added palm oil, no sugar, no Weird Stuff, no salt (if you do not wish for it) In my “spreads section” here I have cashew nut butter (absolute favourite), pistachio nut butter, and Home-made nutella.
I also recently made roasted almond nut butter and used it to make home made almond toffee (posted here) The other day I made RAW almond butter in record time- less than 8 minutes!! Normally unroasted nuts take longer to release the oils….. still under the influence of my almond butter success, my husband and I set to peeling monkey nuts. The “Under 5 minutes” does not include this
therapeutic long, labrorious task, though made pleasant because I loved chatting to my nut-shelling partner.
There is nothing difficult in making nut butter. Take your nuts, unroasted or roasted as you prefer, and food process until they release the oils. That is all!
- Leave your food processor to rest for a minute if it heats up
- Scrape down the sides if need-be.
- Add salt at any point but if you are adding LIQUID sweetener (maple, honey etc) do not add this until it is completely buttered-up.
So there you have it!! What nut butter will you make first?