Nut Butter

December 26, 2013

At the grocery store we often pick up a nut butter or two (primarily for our little guy because he isn't ready to chew nuts) and we're continually surprised how pricey all the raw, organic nut butters are. It never really occurred to us that we could make nut and seed butters at home in our food processor. Still skeptical, we poured a few cups in the food processor thinking all we'd get was a nice nut flour that we'd end up using in baked goods. But lo and behold (and 10 minutes later), we had a super smooth nut butter that was not only fresh and delicious but half the cost of store-bought butters, and totally customizable, too!

Nut Butter


  • 3 cups nuts and/or seeds (any combo of the following: almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin, sunflower, etc.)

  1. Place all nuts and seeds in a 12-cup (or larger) food processor. Use half the nuts and seeds for smaller processors.
  2. Process for approximately 10 minutes, scraping down the sides of the processor every 30-60 seconds for the first few minutes.
  3. Let the processor run until your nut and seed butter is smooth.

Yields: 2 cups nut butter

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