Satisfy your hunger pains with a delicious homemade nut butter. Add your favorite extras and you’ll never buy store varieties again! We love to make up a big batch once a week and use it in our favorite recipes, just like we've done in the Clean Eating Program.
Why It’s So Good For You
Nut and seed butters may contain a significant amount of fat per serving, but it’s the types of fat that benefit heart health, reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and even lower the risk of obesity! Plus they contain protein, fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants, making them a great slow-releasing source of energy.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 2 cups soaked and dehydrated raw nuts
- 1 - 2 tbsp neutral tasting oil, we use unrefined organic coconut oil
- Optional: sea salt, sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup), seeds (sesame, chia, flax seeds, hemp), vanilla, cinnamon, cacao, nutmeg
- After soaking and dehydrating, add the nuts to your food processor and grind to a fine powder, anywhere between 2 to 10 minutes.
- Add the oil and continue processing – the nut’s oils are released and as the mixture continues to warm, it should turn creamy and smooth. If not, it is OK to add a bit more oil until the mixture is runny and blending smoothly. It may take up to 15-20 minutes until it is smooth and creamy, this depends on your food processor and how many nuts you are processing.
- Optional: Once your butter is creamy and well mixed you can now add your salt, sweetener, or seeds of choice. Pulse until mixed.
- Serve butter with fruit, vegetable sticks, in your favorite smoothie, or on crackers.
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