Monday, September 27, 2010

Nut Butter

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Making your own nut butter is very simple and quick in the Thermomix, and best of all, it doesn't contain any hydrogenated fat like popular peanut butter brands do.  


Here's my basic recipe - you can change which nuts you use, and they can be either roasted or raw (or a mixture), depending on what you prefer.  You can also add roasted or raw seeds, like pepitas, sesame and sunflower seeds.  I usually use at least a handful of raw macadamias in my nut butter, as they are so oily that you often don't need to add any extra oil.  I also add a little salt and Rapadura, which is optional.  (I don't usually measure, but I've written down approximate measurements for those who want them.)

1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl and grind on speed 9 for 1 to 1.5 minutes, until it reaches the desired consistency.  (You may need to use the spatula to push the mixture onto the blades.)
- 250g raw almonds
- 150g roasted cashews (unsalted)
- 50g raw macadamias
- 2 tsp Rapadura
- 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)

If mixture is still too stiff, add some macadamia oil - about 15g should do.


Before oil is added . . . 


After oil is added.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the yummiest nut butter ever. Does not last long enough in our house.

Jeanette said...

I have been wanting to make this for AGES but only just go around to it - yum!! Will be a regular in our house :) Thanks again Jo

Jo Whitton said...

You're welcome - glad you liked it! :)

Lesh@TheMindfulFoodie said...

Hey Jo, I made this nut butter - it's divine! I didn't have macadamias, so used some hazelnuts and added 20g of organic (untoasted)sesame oil. Turned out a treat! Can't believe how simple it is in the thermomix. Thanks :-)

Jo Whitton said...

That's great Lesh! It's fun to try all different combinations - sometimes I add sesame seeds/sunflower seeds/pepitas too! :)

Anonymous said...

I am onto my third batch, sensational and easy, thanks Jo.
Serena

Lloyd Family said...

Could this be made using only sunflower seeds? We have a strict "no nuts" policy at school and I'm looking for a substitute for peanut butter to use in a snack recipe. What do you think?

Jo Whitton said...

I haven't tried just sunflower seeds, but I don't see why not - just roast them first for best flavour I would think, and adjust oil, salt and rapadura to taste. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds lovely. Does nut butter need to be placed in frig?

Jo Whitton said...

I usually keep mine in the fridge, but it would probably be okay out of the fridge if the weather's not too hot. :)

kristine said...

Can you please advise how long this lasts for many thanks

Anonymous said...

how do you print or save the recipie from this blog?

You have gsuch great idas and I would love to keep some for latter.

Jo Whitton said...

Kristine, this will last for weeks in the fridge, no problem :)

Anon, to print the recipes, open the recipe you want, then click on the 'Print' button (green) on the right hand side of the blog. You can delete photos and chit chat if you like just by clicking on them in the print window.

Jo :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo, I can't have cashews :-( what's the best replacement nut for that element in your opinion? How about Brazil nuts?? Thanks Lauren :-)

Shaughn said...

Hi Jo, is it possible to use nuts that have been soaked or best to use dry nuts? Thanks! Shaughn. :)

nessie said...

Just made this using dry roasted almonds & raw cashews/macadamias & caster sugar. Nice brown colour, no oil needed & delicious! Even my fussy 4 y old said he 'loves this!' And wanted 2nds ;) in them made a banana smoothie with nut better residue, have a lovely nutty flavour to smoothie ;)

Claire said...

Hi Jo, made tonight with almonds, cashews and walnuts plus chia seeds, salt and little olive oil. Yum! Thx, Claire

Susie Q said...

This is simply amazing! I think I could eat the entire container with a spoon! Thanks for the recipe. Thermomum sent me. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jo, this nut butter is yummmmmyyy :-) I'm very new to the Thermie and was just wondering, if I really could have let it run for 1,5 mins on speed 9? I was afraid of damaging something (motor?), so I turn it on and off…love, Monika

Jacqui H said...

Just made this - wonderful, will never buy nut butter again :-D
Another thing I can do with the thermomix - just got it a few months ago and still learning. We have dairy allergies and family members with Coeliac disease. Your blog has been so helpful, especially with healthy, allergy-friendly recipes and ideas. Thank you so much Jo. Eagerly awaiting the release of your recipe book!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo, my kids have a cashew allergy what can you substitute for the cashews?
Thanks Mel

Leanne said...

This nut butter is so Moorish - love it and will be making it regularly!!

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Unknown said...

What sort of noises does your Thermomix make while making nut butter?

The grinding step was fine, but as the nuts started to turn to butter the machine started to make a whining/screaming kind of noise - not a good sound. Did you encounter this? Should I be worried?

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