Today I made homemade nut butter for the first time. Honestly guys I don't why I haven't done this sooner!? So delicious and the possibilities are endless. You can use whatever nuts you have on hand for this and get as creative as you want! Just thinking about all of the options makes me a little giddy inside...almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanut nuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts are among a few of the other nuts I have been thinking about trying. You could add cocoa powder, different extracts, cinnamon, the list goes on and on! Well for my first attempt I started simple, but you can BE SURE you will see some more homemade nut butter creations in the future my friends.
Here is what you will need:
-Nuts of choice
-Spices or extracts (optional)
For my Almond Cashew Sunflower Seed Butter I just used what I had on hand and it turned out amazing. Use your favorite nuts!
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted cashews
2 cups raw almonds
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
Put nuts into food processor and let that baby do it's thing! I alternated between leaving it ON and just pulsing it. The nuts will go through stages, the first being a flours powder stage, then turns to wet sand like consistency, before finally turning into you final smooth butter!
So just keep on pulsing and scrapping down the sides till you get your desired consistency. Once my butter was done I put it in an old salsa jar (label removed, washed, and eco friendly :) ) and then stored it in the refrigerator. Seriously, this stuff is off the charts good!
One of my favorite snacks is nut butter with an apple or banana. Here is a picture of my finished nut butter with a granny smith apple.