Are you a fan of nut butter? If so, you have come to the right place. If you buy your favorite nut butter from the supermarket on a regular basis it’s time to think again. Why buy something from the supermarket when you can make it at home in just a few easy steps and only a couple of ingredients. Don’t be surprised. If you have a food processor, it is quite possible. Making homemade nut butter in a couple of simple steps is just one of the long list of exciting things you can do with your food processor. You will have to do some research to find the best food processors for making nut butter.
Why make your own nut butter?
Two reasons I can think why you should make your own nut butter are health and price.
We have not seen how they process the nut butter that’s sold in jars in the supermarket neither do we know what ingredients they put in it. If you care about your family’s health you would understand that homemade nut butter is a healthier option for them where you know the ingredients that are going inside the jar and also the process they go through.
Another important consideration is the price tag. Why buy a small expensive jar from the supermarket that’s not even healthy when you can make healthier, larger quantities of it with much less money?
How to make nut butter?
Once you’ve decided that you’ll make your own fresh nut butter, it’s time to start making it! The next question that comes to mind is what do you need? All you really need is your favorite nut, just a little bit of oil (any neutral, light tasting oil would work just fine) and your trusty kitchen pal, food processor! You can use all kinds of nuts; peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachio and even sesame seeds. If you are looking for something more innovative you can mix other ingredients to give your nut butter a twist! I can think of adding some cocoa powder to hazelnut and making chocolate hazelnut butter for example. You might be thinking of something else. It’s a matter of your own taste.
The most delicious results are produced by roasting your nuts slightly before putting them in the food processor. Once roasted, add them to the food processor bowl and grind them till you get a fine powder. Now add the oil. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to every 2 cups of nuts. Keep grinding till you get the right texture of butter. Your nut butter is ready. If you prefer a chunkier taste, you can add some chopped nuts to it.
Follow these simple steps and you will never think about buying it from the store again. Nut butter available at the store has loads of preservatives in them and is quite expensive. Thanks to the food processor you can make healthier, cheaper versions of it at home using only a few simple steps.