Epic Recipes – Nut Butter

Hello, friends.

I recently was gifted a Ninja Kitchen System from my wonderful workmates, and have been seriously loving it. Aside from making perfect smoothies and not having to physically mix dough anymore, I also discovered that nut butter can be made with the food processor in about twenty minutes. YUM.

According to my internet travels, you can do this with any blender or food processor, just be aware that your machine is going to be working really hard. The Ninja is 1800 watts, so this might take longer on a less powerful machine.

Ingredients

-Raw nuts (not roasted)
-A pinch of salt
-Honey or agave, for sweetening

Method

Insert nuts into food processor.

 

Om nom nom nom.

Om nom nom nom.

Once you’re locked and loaded, choose a medium blending speed and let her rip.

Eventually, it'll start to look like this.

Eventually, it’ll start to look like this.

Once it starts to stick to the sides, add the pinch of salt and a little bit of honey or agave nectar. Don’t go overboard, you’d be surprised how sweet nuts are naturally when they’re liquefied! You can always add more later if you need.

Stop every minute or so and use a silicon or wooden spatula to scrape down the sides.

Stop every minute or so and use a silicon or wooden spatula to scrape down the sides.

Make sure to taste it. Because warm cashew butter is heaven.

Before you know it, it'll start to look like this.

Before you know it, it’ll start to look like this.

This was about fifteen minutes for me, give or take a bit, I let my machine rest for five or so minutes because it was getting pretty warm.

Smooth delicious butter.

Smooth delicious butter.

About five minutes later, I had smooth delicious butter. I probably could have kept going, I read that if you keep at it even more oils are released and it will get gooier, but I really liked this consistency. And it was really hard not to just eat it all out of the food processor. YUMMAY.

Enjoy, and let me know what blenders and nuts you used for this!

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