Homemade Nut Butter: A Quick ‘How to’ Recipe


No need to spend a ton of money on a jar of nut butter when you can make homemade nut butter! It’s so much affordable and there’s no need to worry about sneaky sugar. It’s also a lot of fun because you get to customize it to your taste! Cinnamon, cocoa powder, and pumpkin spice make for very delicious sweet nut butters. You can use any mix of nuts and/or seeds you like best to make into your creamy homemade nut butter. Cashew and coconut is a favorite here!

How To Make Homemade Nut Butter - simple, inexpensive, and healthy!

Special Diet Notes: Homemade Nut Butter

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, optionally peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

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This easy homemade nut butter recipe works on almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews, and even seeds. Enjoy it on toast, rice cakes, or in your favorite recipes. You'll love the natural taste so much that you may just forgo buying the jars in the future.
Serves: As much as you like
  • Shelled nuts or seeds (your choice of type; ¼ cup nuts makes about 2 tablespoons nut butter)
  • Oil, as needed (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste*
  1. Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet and roast at 350ºF for about 15 minutes. Stir the nuts occasionally to ensure even roasting.
  2. Allow the nuts to cool for at least 10 minutes, then grind them in a spice grinder or food processor until the oils begin to release and the nuts form a paste. If it is too thick, you can add a touch of oil for a smoother consistency.
  3. At the end of the process mix in sea salt to taste and store the nut butter in clean airtight glass jars. Keep any opened jars refrigerated.
The amount of salt required is generally about ¼ to ½ teaspoon per one pound of nuts.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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