Fun With Food Processors: Part 2, Nut Butter

nut-butterI’m sure you’ve heard that you can make your own nut butter at home. But did you know that it is super easy?

Everything seems to be these days… now that I have my trusty food processor. I imagine this is how the cavemen felt when they discovered fire. It’s like, “What?! I could have been doing this the whole time?!”

Anyway, I’ll stop gushing about the new love of my life and get to the process.

Nut butter is easy-peasy, but a bit tedious.

Start by simply dumping your raw nut of choice into the processor, and begin grinding. Try a small amount at first, depending on the size of your device.

nutsIt’s going to take a while, so I hope you don’t have any evening plans. Just kidding, but it will take about 15 straight minutes of grinding.

After about 5 your processor may start to fog up. Oooh, steamy.

At this point the mixture starts sticking. You’ll have to stop and scrape down the sides every 30-60 seconds, and keep chugging along.

Once it gets creamy, you’re done.

If you want to add a kick to your butter, toss in some stevia/sugar, cinnamon, or nutmeg and swirl for a few more seconds.

Whala! Fresh, fabulous nut butter at your disposal.

Much cheaper, and tastier, than the store bought version. It also makes a great hostess or housewarming gift.

If you thought that was fun, you’re going to go nuts over what you can do with a frozen banana: Fun with Food Processors: Froyo

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