Nut Butters are all the rage, and rightly so! Nuts are high in healthy fats and minerals that are a fantastic snack. Nuts are also a great source of protein to add to your favourite foods, to keep you fuller for longer!
To make the perfect nut butter the trick is to roast your nuts. You can make your butter with any type of nuts, though my favourite still has to be the classic peanut butter. Roast your nuts in a moderate oven for about 5-10mins. Making sure to keep an eye on them as the roast process helps to extract the oils – but also makes them burn easily.
During roasting the nuts will start to get a shiny coating which is the oils being extracted from the nuts, this is the perfect time to take them out. These oils are what will create a deliciously smooth and buttery flavour.
I usually just keep it simple with just nuts, but you can add a whole range of flavours – like coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, salt – you name it!
SERVES: 2 small Jars
- 1 kg Peanuts or almonds or cashews
Prep TIME: 10mins
Cooking TIME: 10mins
Preheat the oven to 180C. Spread the nuts over a tray and then place them in the oven for 5-10mins. Keep watch to make sure they don’t burn. The nuts should be slightly browned in colour. Allow the nuts to cool for 5mins.
Add the nuts to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend for 5mins until the oils start to extract and the mixture starts to press against the sides. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and blend for another 5 mins until the mixture is really smooth and buttery! Store in glass jars in the fridge!