You all are going to be very happy that you were patient because during the final hour of my kitchen-a-thon I was at work making something magical. I used, yet another, HEAB recipe (Heather, I promise I’m not stalking you) and made my very own nut butter! I was so excited to try this one as I have been wanting to for quite some time now. After getting my very first food processor a few months ago, this was the only recipe I wanted to try BUUUT I had to promise my husband I would eat up the 4 jars of nut butter we already had (like that was going to be a problem) in our fridge. Three long months and 4 empty nut butter jars later, I finally had my chance to recreate Heather’s homemade nut butter recipe. I could not believe how incredibly simple this was. All you literally do is dump your choice of nuts into the food processor and press ‘on’.
After a few minutes, your nuts will start looking a bit like this
And then what will seem like an eternity and endless scraps later, you will get your desired product.
If you are planning on trying this recipe at home, I promise it will work but it takes some patience and occasional scrapping of the sides of your food processor. I had to pull up Heather’s recipe to make sure I wasn’t doing it wrong as it seemed like the butter consistency I longed for was not appearing. My food processor even shut off 3/4 of the way through the process. I just unplugged it and let it cool for 20 minutes or so and then fired her back up. I’m almost positive it did this because I used too many almonds at once. Next time I would use half of the amount and make two batches. You don’t need a terribly expensive food processor to do this either. I have an Oster 10 cup food processor from Wal-mart. My mother-in-law purchased mine on sale for my birthday and paid $75.00 for it. I have never heard of the brand before but it works like a charm. After my almond butter was done I poured it into a mason jar, capped it and set in the fridge.
This overly simple recipe is going to take over my life…seriously. I can make any kind of nut butter and any flavor. Next almond butter batch I make I want to add vanilla and cinnamon, mmmmm. Truly, the possibilities are endless. Heather, you are a genius! As I was cleaning the kitchen after making this, I noticed I had an ample amount of unsweetened shredded coconut and semi-sweet chocolate Bakers baking chips sitting in my pantry… yes! Chocolate coconut butter, her I come. :)
If you could create a nut butter, what would it be?