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.