Whether you live a plant-based lifestyle, love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or have a nut allergy and only eat seed butter, you really can’t go wrong!
Nut and seed butters are packed full of great vitamins and minerals including protein, fiber, calcium, and more. The only problem is that buying them in the store doesn’t necessarily mean they’re completely healthy, so follow these tips and you can make your own at home in a snap!
Whatever kind of butter you are going to make, start off by buying an unsalted version of the ingredient. You can add your own salt into the butter later on, but if you buy the salted version, it may turn out to be too salty.
When you put the nuts or seeds in the food processor, it might just be crumbs at first. But don’t resort to oil! If you keep the motor running for a minute or so longer, you will find that smooth nut butter is just around the corner, no oil needed.
If you’re using hazelnuts, almonds, or other nuts with skins, an easy way to get them off is to roast them for just 5 minutes or so, let them cool a bit, and then shake them in your hands to release the skins.