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Environmental Nutrition: DIY nut butter

Lori Zanteson, Environmental Nutrition on

Published in Health & Fitness

Q: How do I make my own nut butter?

A: Surprise yourself by trying your hand at homemade nut butter. You’ll never go back to store-bought after you experience fresh and oh-so-creamy butters made with your favorite nut or combination of nuts — how about peanut, almond, or cashew? Perhaps a pistachio-sunflower seed combo? It’s not only a fun flavor twist when spread on whole grain toast, apple, celery or plain ol’ PB & J, it takes just one to two ingredients and two steps to make. It also costs far less to make at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a batch of basic nut butter:

1 pound (3 cups) raw nuts of choice

1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.


2. Spread raw nuts on a baking sheet. Roast in oven about 10 minutes. stirring after 5 minutes until fragrant and just turning golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

3. Add cooled nuts to a high-speed blender or food processor. Process about 10 minutes until creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Add salt to taste as desired.

(Reprinted with permission from Environmental Nutrition, a monthly publication of Belvoir Media Group, LLC. 800-829-5384.

©2023 Belvoir Media Group. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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