Making nut butter is as simple as one– toss any nuts you’d like (peanuts, almonds, cashews, or even seeds) into your Magimix Food Processor, two– blend for 15 minutes, three– enjoy! The best part about homemade nut butters are that you can add your favorite ingredients to customize the flavors just how you like them.
We’ve put together a list of five types of nut butters, plus recipes using staple fall flavors! These spreads can be made with raw organic or roasted nuts, or try soaking the nuts (find soaking times here) and dehydrating them in your L’Equip Filterpro Food Dehydrator before blending into butter for an enhanced nutty flavor!
Peanut butter is a beloved spread in many households. Peanuts are easily blended into butter because of their natural fat and oil content. Making your own peanut butter from scratch eliminates the unhealthy preservatives found in store-bought versions.
Mix up traditional peanut butter by trying honey roasted peanut butter, cinnamon raisin peanut butter, or any of the other variations on this list!
Almond spreads make for a creamy, protein-packed addition to any pastry. Although almonds can be a tougher nut than others, the blades on your your Magimix Food Processor are powerful enough to grind them into a smooth paste. As the blades are just two millimeters away from the sides and bottom of the bowl, you can process tiny amounts of nuts if you wanted to! But chances are, everyone will enjoy this gingerbread-flavored almond butter so much, you’ll want to make it in large batches!
Unbeknown to most, coconuts are actually considered a nut as well as a fruit! Coconut butter is commonly used in raw vegan recipes. Put a fall spin on your desserts with this pumpkin coconut butter, which is also vegan, gluten free and paleo!
Cashews can be easily toasted, baked or roasted before blending them in the food processor for a few minutes to produce a smooth spread. Cooking Light calls homemade cashew butter “silky-smooth like tahini, creamy like peanut butter, and absolutely delicious.”
If you’re a fan of the chai lattes that have been making their way back into coffee shops this time of year, you’ll love this chai spiced almond cashew butter.
Pecans are a soft and fatty nut, so its butter comes together quite easily. Toasting your pecans will give it a sweeter, nuttier flavor, but you can also use the nuts raw.
A homemade salted maple pecan butter combines the flavors of cinnamon sugar crusted pecans with the maple goodness of pecan pie, all in an easy-to-make spread!
Nut butters make the perfect homemade gifts. Give them away as presents this holiday season and before you know it, all your loved ones will be infected with the nut-butter-bug and they’ll be coming to you for your delicious recipes!