I think this is probably the most interesting amongst the preparations that require only one ingredient to be made. Nut butters are obviously quite delicious, but if you really want to try the best nut butter in the whole world, then you must try to make your own. We are going to guide you through the steps needed to obtain the perfect butter at every attempt, and hopefully you’ll give this preparation a go and discover how easy it is to turn nuts into liquid gold, without being an alchemist.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 360°F and place the nuts onto an oven tray.
- Pop the tray into the preheated oven and roast the nuts for anywhere between four minutes for small seeds such as pumpkin seeds to twelve minutes for larger nuts such as macadamia or hazelnuts.
- Once the time has elapsed, place the nuts into the jar of a blender, and blend them at high speed until you get a butter of the consistency you prefer.
- If using a food processor, do know that but it needs to run for 15 to 20 minutes to make a proper butter, and if it not a good one, you risk burning it out.
- You need at least 300g (10oz) of nuts to make a proper butter, as a smaller quantity won’t allow your blender to catch the ingredients properly whilst running.
- Raw nuts will not blend as smoothly as toasted ones and it is also quite difficult to get a liquid butter out of them. However, you can still get a more solid butter that is easy to spread.
Preparation Time: 1m
Cooking Time: 8m (4 to 12 minutes)
Total Time: 9m
Cooking Temperature: 180°C - 355°F
Storage Times: Nut butters easily keep for 3-4 weeks in the fridge and it is best to store them in an airtight container/jar. Some people prefer to store nut butters at room temperature, which is totally fine too. However, we always prefer to be safe and store them in the fridge to prevent bacterial growth as much as possible.