Homemade Specialty Nut Butters

Cinnamon Raisin Cookie

 

Flavored nut butters are all the rage right now. Enticing combinations, fancy sweetness and jars with added protein powder. But, why not make your own? Control your costs, control your ingredients, and control your quality of sourcing! And it’s EASY! Try these fun recipes below and then put your own creative hat on and have fun.

 

GingerSunbutter


Gingered Sunbutter
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
The slightly sweet and spicy pop of the candied ginger gives this nut butter a flavor to remember.
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup sunflower seeds (raw, hulled), toasted
  • ⅓ cup chopped crystalized (candied) ginger
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add sunflower seeds, ginger and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse ingredients to start the grinding and switch to the "on" setting and process until finely ground.
  2. While food processor is running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  3. You may have to intermittently stop and scrap down the sides (or give a slight stir) with a wooden spoon.
Notes
To "toast" the sunflower seeds, heat a pan over medium heat. Add sunflower seeds to the hot/dry pan and stir for about 5 minutes, or until the seeds start to lightly brown and become fragrant.


 

Macadamia


Cranberry Coconut Macadamia Butter
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
The buttery coconut flavor pairs well with the sweet and sour burst of dried cranberries.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts, raw
  • ½ cup coconut butter, warm
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (grade B)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Place macadamia nuts, coconut butter, vanilla and maple syrup in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse ingredients to start the grinding processor and then switch to the "on" setting. Process until well combined and creamy.
  2. Add in the dried cranberries and process until well incorporated.
  3. You may have to intermittently stop and scrap down the sides (or give a slight stir) with a wooden spoon.
Notes
If your jar of coconut butter is new, you may have to mix it well as the coconut oil and coconut pulp will separate. To do so, place your jar in a bowl or pan of hot water for 10 minutes. Then using a spoon or butter knife carefully start mixing the contents until you reach a uniform consistency. The coconut butter should maintain this consistency pretty well from here on out.


 

CacaoWalnut


Cacao Cayenne Walnut Butter
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
This nut butter gives you a hint of chocolate with a little spice! Awesome on a slice of "paleo" banana bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups walnuts, raw
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to start the grinding process and then switch the setting to "on" and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. You may have to intermittently stop and scrap down the sides (or give a slight stir) with a wooden spoon.


 

CinnamonRaisin2


Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Almond Butter
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
The sweet, comforting flavor combo of cinnamon and raisins shines through in this butter. Tasty on a banana or a slice of "paleo" friendly bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almonds, raw
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 3 tbsp. Tiger Nut oil (or olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Place almonds, vanilla, cinnamon and honey in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to begin the grinding process and then switch the setting to "on."
  2. Once the ingredients are finely chopped, slowly add the oil while the processor is running.
  3. When you reach a creamy consistency, add the raisins and pulse until well combined and incorporated into the butter.
  4. You may have to intermittently stop and scrap down the sides (or give a slight stir) with a wooden spoon.
Notes
Almonds take the longest to break down and it may seem that a buttery consistency just isn't going to happen. But, be patient and with time it will!

If your food processor starts to get really hot, or seems to be overheating, just turn it off and give it a few minutes to cool down before continuing to process.


 

Helpful product links:

Tiger Nut oil

Tiger Nut

Coconut Butter

Coconut Butter

Crystalized Ginger

Ginger

Maple Syrup – Grade B

maple syrup

You might also like

No Comments

Leave a Reply