Homemade Nut Butter

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Place 4 to 6 ounces of your nut of choice in food processor:

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Question: What type of food processor do you use?

Answer: I’m really not sure which brand I have as it was a gift from a friend who imports prototype appliances. However, when people ask, I always recommend Cuisinart or Hamilton Beach brand processors. If you have a membership to Costco, I would check out their selection as they often have great deals on the Cuisinarts, both at their stores and online.

If you prefer roasted nut butter, simply place your raw nuts on a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet and roast in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring once or twice to prevent burning.

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Turn the food processor on, and let it do it’s job.  At first, you’ll have nothing but nut dust, & you’ll have to scrape down the sides of your processor several times with a rubber spatula:

Scrape, scrape, scrape.

Scrape, scrape, scrape.

Allow the processor to continue running.  Eventually, your nut butter will begin to clump:

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Let the processor continue running until nut butter reaches desired consistency. I promise it will get creamy, but a little patience is involved.

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Raw Almond Butter

Using my food processor, roasted nut butter takes about 13 minutes to make, and raw nut butter takes slightly longer, 15 minutes maybe?

You can add anything you want: salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.  I prefer mine plain, but I do like to experiment with different nuts.  My favorites are roasted pecan nut butter and roasted cashew-almond butter.

Cashew Almond Butter

Cashew Almond Butter