If you’ve been following along, you’ve probably noticed that one of my current obsessions is with making my own nut butters. Two of the recipes I’ve shared recently include Chocolate Almond Butter and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter. Those two are really yummy and if you like Nutella type spreads, you’ll LOVE them.
Today, I’m sharing a recipe that is almost too easy to share…I’m almost embarrassed. However, you’ll LOVE how easy it is and I bet that in no time, you’ll no longer be purchasing nut butters at the store. Nope, you’ll be whipping up your own at home!
Trust me,you can make Honey Roasted Nut Butter in 5 minutes. The key is to use a food processor rather than a blender. I remember the first time we tried making peanut butter at home when the kids were little. We were watching a VHS tape entitled, “Things to Do on a Rainy Day”. Making peanut butter was one of the activities and they made it in a blender. Well, the kids and I were excited to try this but the blender just didn’t work for us.
So, fast forward about 10 years. I decided to give making peanut butter (and other nut butters) another try. This time I used my food processor (fitted with the large blade) and O….M….G….. these butters are ssssooooo good! Are you ready to get started making today’s nut butter?
Honey Roasted Nut Butter
- Honey Roasted Peanut or Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, optional
Yes, you are looking at the ingredient list correctly. Basically, all you need are some store bought honey roasted nuts and your food processor. Natural nut butters will separate. In other words, the oil will float to the top. If you add a bit of coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, this will help keep the natural oils suspended throughout your nut butter.
- Place the peanuts/nut mix in your food processor and begin blending
- After a couple of minutes, you will see that your nuts are beginning to clump together like dough.
- After about 4 minutes, you will see that the nut butter has smoothed out. (At this time, your nut butter will sound a bit more liquid-y when the food processor is running).
- Scrape down the sides and add the coconut oil, if you choose to. Process one minute more to thoroughly incorporate the coconut oil.
That’s it! Just pour your new butter into a jar. Allow your butter to sit a couple of hours, if you can. The processing has made the nut butter warm and so it is a bit “gloopy”. Allowing it to sit will give your yummy nut butter a bit more body.
The honey roasted nuts give this nut butter a super yummy flavor and there’s not need to add any salt or sweetener!
I hope you enjoy this goodie as much as I do…I think I’ll spread some on some fresh picked apples! mmmmmm!