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Homemade Nut Butters: Peanut & Almond

Who doesn’t love a good nut butter?! Right. Nut butters are used all the time as a source of protein, fiber, and/or healthy fats. Several years ago, my goal in adding variety to my family’s healthy eating lifestyle was to make our own nut butters. I particularly hadn’t always been able to enjoy nuts very much. Prior to, they would upset my stomach causing bloating and gas. So I began slowly adding nuts to my eating habits as a training of my body to be able to process nuts without all of the unpleasant side effects. And it worked!  Nut butters are so simple and easy to make. Whether you like peanut butter or almond butter, I’ve got you covered with both. The recipes for both peanuts and almonds are literally the same. Check them out below! Fun Fact: Almonds are actually a fruit!

It’s really …

Simple & Easy

{I used a Vitamix to make the nut butters. Peanuts as powder and oil forming at the bottom}

Recipe

The process is literally the same for both almond and peanut butter. ONLY difference is the type of nut used so if you want peanut butter use peanuts, vice versa. It’s that simple!
Homemade Peanut or Almond Butter
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 1 pint-sized jar
Ingredients:
  • Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts or Almonds (3 cups)
  • Himalayan Salt (to taste)
  • Raw Organic Honey (2 tablespoons)
Instructions:
 
  1. Blend peanuts, salt, and honey in a food processor for 10 – 15 minutes until smooth and creamy. It may be shorter or longer depending on the power of the processor used. Ensure to give your processor small breaks to avoid overheating. Note: you only need salt if your peanuts are unsalted.
  2. Once it has a smooth texture, blend for another 2-3 minutes to get it even creamier.
  3. Store in an airtight container. I use mason jars. Nut butters will be very warm so allow for cooling down before storing. Store in refrigerator for up to 3-6 months.
Notes:
 
Nuts have their own natural oils so you don’t necessarily need to add any. However, there are recipes that call for adding oils such as coconut or olive oil. I choose not to add any but rather use the natural oils the nuts produce.
 
Cook time will vary depending on peanuts used. For less cooking time, use dry roasted peanuts. *If you choose to use raw nuts you will need to add the following steps at the beginning:
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread peanuts or almonds on baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 15-18 minutes or until golden when cut in half. 
  4. Allow peanuts or almonds to completely cool down. 
BAM! You have now made a fresh jar of homemade peanut or almond butter. There are so many ways they can be used from spreads, smoothies to dips. Drop a comment below on the ways you like to use your homemade nut butters! 👇🏾

With Love,

LayTonia

P.S., Always Remember …

Be Fabulous On Purpose!

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