Homemade Nut Butter
Making your homemade Nut butter is very easy and it is a very healthy snack and knowing what is in your homemade nut butter makes it taste that much nicer. You can use cashews, macadamias, peanuts and almonds. But to make a homemade nut butter that you enjoy add the spices, oils and extracts that you like.
To make your own nut butter, you’re going to need either a food processor or a high-powered blender. My favorite is my Kitchen Aid 11-cup food processor it’s easy to use and make really smooth and delicious nut butters.
I prefer raw nuts and then slightly cooking the nuts ahead of time this helps them release their oils more quickly and will save you lots of time.
Coconut Extract or Sugar
Stevia or Maple Syrup
Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
- 3 cups organic peanuts
- 3 tablespoons raw Manuka honey, melted
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
Place peanut on a baking sheet, sprinkle a little rock salt and drizzle some Manuka honey on top of the nuts , stir until the peanuts are coated.
Toast the nuts for 5 minutes then transfer them to your food processor and blend on High until smooth and creamy, this can take a long time, scrap the sides down and keep on blending.
Tip if the nuts don’t get as smooth as you would like add a little coconut oil and blend again. Transfer into a mason jar and store in a cool dark place.
Manuka honey from New Zealand is touted as having anti-bacterial properties and is really worth having in your pantry.
Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Manuka honey also stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection.
In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce pain and inflammation once it is applied