What day isn’t complete without a smear, spoonful, or scoop of nut butter? From a young age, I’ve been crazy for the stuff. On apple slices, on celery sticks with raisins, inside Reese’s cups, and, of course, in-between two slices of bread.
While on a study abroad trip to Greece in high school, I discovered the magic of nutella inside a banana crepe. From that day on, I realized how marvelously other nuts can be when ground into a smooth, luscious spread.
The problem is, my friends, that nut butters aside from peanut butter can cost over $10 a jar! Come on, really?! At the rate I eat the stuff, that’s too expensive for me. While I try to buy almond or macadamia nut butter when on sale, it can still be pricey.
One day, I decided enough was enough. I’ve got a Vitamix, and by golly I can use it. With enough Goggling, I found out the basic of how to make homemade almond butter.
With a few cups of roasted nuts, a little coconut oil, a high-powered blender or food processor, and boatloads of patience, you can whip up any kind of nut butter that your heart desires.
Once you master the basic recipe, you will be able to rock your world with the varieties of nut butter you can make. Pistachios+almonds+sea salt, pecans+maple syrup, hazlenuts+pumpkin+cinnamon…you name it, it’s possible.
For my first batch, I decided to not get too wild with my flavors. I wanted to just make sure I had the consistency down and keep it simple.
Here’s a few tips to making this nut butter at your house a whole lot easier:
Once you’ve whipped up your very own almond walnut butter, the possibilities are endless. Sure, you could put it into a mason jar and give it as a gift (Christmas is sooner rather than later, y'all) if you could handle parting with it. You could also selfishly hoard it in your fridge and eat it with a spoon at night when no one is watching…the choice is yours, my friends. You don’t have to tell me what you end up doing with it. Just know I wouldn’t judge you no matter what your choice is. I didn’t share mine, though, FYI.
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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