Work Wednesday – Homemade Nut Butters

We’re all familiar with the famous PB and J. We grew up with that salty butter with sweet concord grape jelly on some white wonder bread. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that peanuts are not the best option and often have nasty additives…Same goes for our friend bread and jelly. While I haven’t discovered a great paleo bread recipe yet (suggestions welcome), I have discovered that my kids love anything that resembles peanut butter…Including but not limited to macadamia nut, almond, hazelnut, walnut and more.
Here’s what you’ll need:
⦁ 2 to 3 cups of your favorite nuts. (I hear soaking them helps and makes them more easily digestible.)
You’ll need a very good food processor for this but essentially…all you do dear friends, is stick them in a food processor until it yields the fat and turns into a creamy consistency. This can take 2 minutes to 10. Depends on the nut and how good your machine is. Some nuts are easier than others. Macadamia nut butter was a piece of…wait…Cake? Piece of…Well you know what I mean.

Almond butter seems to stay much thicker. Walnut butter seemed to have lots of fats and was rather easy as well. Hazelnut butter is great to add chocolate to. You can make homemade nuetella this way. Just look up The Paleo Mom’s Paleo Crepes with Nuetella recipe on Google.
And that’s it guys! It takes a little time and patience to get the hang of when it’s the right consistency. But, I know how good you’ll feel when you pull out that jar of freshly made nut butter. You’ll also feel good about the insurance of doing something from scratch and knowing exactly what is in it.
I hope you enjoyed this Work Wednesday post. I hope you’ll come back for Flashback Friday to see what recipes I’ve tried out lately. You never know what this Mom will create for her family next.
-Ami M. Lee, The Common Sense Cook

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