Nut Butters

Sun Butter

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Nut Butters, Recipes | 2 comments

Sun Butter

2 cups sunflower seeds OPTIONAL: 1 TBSP raw honey (or sweetener of choice) 1/4 tsp pure salt 3 TBSP sunflower oil (or oil of preference) Process in food processor or Vitamix until you’ve got sunbutter. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  William, This one’s for you  =) ~ If using a Vitamix, you don’t necessarily need to add oil but it will be a little on the pasty side if you don’t. Sunflower seeds are not as naturally oily as peanuts, almonds or pecans, so the butter ends up being thicker....

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Macadamia Nut Butter

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Nut Butters, Recipes | 0 comments

Macadamia Nut Butter

2 cups macadamia nuts 1/4 tsp pure salt Add to your food processor or Vitamix and process until creamy. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Macadamia nuts easily blend into a nice, creamy, tasty butter. We like to change-up our nut butters for variety.  They’re all so good, and  nutritionally speaking – each of them will offer us a little something different (not to mention we’re all more prone to developing a sensitivity to a food we eat over & over on a daily basis – changing it up now &...

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Cashew Butter

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Nut Butters, Recipes | 0 comments

Cashew Butter

2 cups cashews 1/4 tsp pure salt Add to your food processor or Vitamix and process until creamy. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Cashew butter is delicious! In our opinion, it tastes the closest to peanut butter than any of the other nut butters. Keep in mind, it tends to be less oily, and a little more on the pasty side than some of the others. It’s creamy and spreadable at room temp, but a little difficult to work with straight from the fridge. To resolve this, you can either include a little oil in the recipe, or...

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“Nutella” (Choc. Hazelnut Butter)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Nut Butters, Recipes | 2 comments

“Nutella” (Choc. Hazelnut Butter)

2 cups hazelnuts, roasted & skinned 2 TBSP cacao (or cocoa) powder 1 to 2 TBSP natural sugar (or 6 – 12 drops liquid stevia) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roast hazelnuts for 10 – 15 minutes (until skins split). Remove from oven and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Rub the nuts together in the towel until the skins flake off. Add the nuts to a food processor or Vitamix blender and process until you get creamy butter. Add the cacao and sugar and process again until combined. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ To be...

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Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter

Posted by on Dec 12, 2010 in Nut Butters, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter

1 & 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter 1 TBSP maple syrup (or 6 drops of liquid stevia) 3 tsps cinnamon 1/2 tsp pure salt Put all ingredients into a food processor or Vitamix blender, and blend until creamy. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Pumpkin seeds are a delicious, nutrient dense food. They are on the dry side, so need oil if blending into butter. No need to fret about this, as coconut oil is super-nutritious and will not cause weight gain (in fact, you’re likely to lose weight if...

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Pecan Butter

Posted by on Sep 19, 2010 in Nut Butters, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Pecan Butter

Shown above with mashed banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 3 cups pecans Process in food processor or Vitamix blender until creamy. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This is so easy to make, and so unbelievably delicious. Since pecans are softer than almonds, this is something you can easily make in a food processor. You just have to be sure to have enough pecans in there to give the machine something to process.  As far as using a blender – the only reason I recommend the Vitamix, in particular is because it has a...

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Almond Butter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Most Popular Posts, Nut Butters, Recipes | 24 comments

Almond Butter

3 cups of almonds vitamix blender Pour almonds into vitamix, turn machine on, quickly turn dial to 10 and flip to high-speed. Use the tamper to continually push the almonds into the blade area as it’s running. Blend until you’ve got butter. (Takes roughly 2 to 3 mins – Will first turn powdery, then creamy.) If necessary, see demonstration video posted below…. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: This is the way we like it, but you can add anything you want, such as sea salt, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon,...

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