It’s very easy to make your own nut/seed butters with a food processor!! I tried a few different types and they all turned out great!
– I love the “almond cocoa butter” for a slightly “chocolately” treat.
– The walnut butter is a nice change as almonds can easily be over-used in a paleo way of eating (they are high in omega-6 fatty acids). Walnuts (along with macadamia nuts) are a good source of omega-3 fats.
– The “sunflower seed butter” is also a nice alternative and could be a good option for someone with a tree-nut allergy.
Try them in recipes like these Almond Butter Banana Muffins.
Almond Cocoa ButterPrint
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Add almonds and cocoa to a food processor. Pulse a few times to start the process. Turn to “on” and let process for 10 minutes (turning processor off and scraping down sides of bowl a few times). Be patient! It will turn from a mealy mixture to a buttery mixture with time.
Walnut Cinnamon ButterPrint
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Add walnuts and cinnamon to a food processor. Pulse a few times to start the process. Turn to “on” and let process for 7 to 10 minutes (turning processor off and scraping down sides of bowl a few times).
Sunflower Seed ButterPrint
- 2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- Lightly roast sunflower seeds by heating a medium size sauté pan over medium heat. Add seeds to dry/hot pan and stir for a couple minutes. Add roasted seeds to a food processor. Turn to “on” and let process for about 5 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp of olive oil at a time, while the processor is running. Add the maple syrup and allow to process a total of about 8 to 10 minutes (turning processor off and scraping down sides of bowl a few times).