Peanut butter and almond butter
Photo by Babiche Martens
Home-made nut butters are not only ridiculously easy to make, but delicious to eat straight from the bowl on a piece of celery or toast, added to pancakes or in baking. Don't restrict your nut butter to the two types I have made here, any nuts will make a perfectly smooth spread. The peanut butter make 2 cups and the almond butter makes 1¼ cups.
- Preheat oven to 170C.
- Spread your choice of nuts out on an oven tray. Place into oven for 10-15 minutes until they give off a nutty aroma, the oil is making them shine and nuts are starting to colour.
- Tip into a food processor. Turn on and blend for a few minutes. Stop and brush nuts off the sides. Continue to blend until you have your butter. This may take up to 10 minutes. Spoon into jars ready for use.