Are you crazy about nut butters and ready to try the creamy raw version full of vitamins and minerals? Follow these five easy steps and you will be able to create any kind of nut butter in just 10 to 15 minutes. Whether you prefer almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or sunflower seeds, now you can easily and quickly make your own scrumptious homemade nut butters!
Step 1: start by soaking 2 cups of raw almonds (or any other type of nut) in 4 cups of purified water for 6 to 8 hours. The soaking process will release all the enzyme inhibitors. This will make the nuts more digestible and it will also be easier for the body to benefit from all the precious nutrients in the almonds.
Step 2: after 6 to 8 hours, pour away the brown liquid and rinse the almonds. Soak them again in purified water for 6 to 8 hours.
Step 3: rinse the almonds and spread them onto dehydrator trays. Leave them in the dehydrator at 105° Fahrenheit (40,5° Celsius) until they are crispy again. Don’t have a dehydrator yet? No problem! Spread the soaked almonds on a large tray and put them in the oven on the lowest temperature with warm air circulation.
Step 4: put the dehydrated almonds into the food processor and use the S-blade. Process for 10 to 15 minutes and stop to scrape the sides frequently with a spatula. When the almonds start releasing their oil, the nut mixture will soon turn into real home made almond butter.
Step 5: store into a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. I like my almond butter slightly salty, so I always add two pinches of Himalayan crystal salt. If you prefer sweeter nut butter, you can add a few drops of Stevia or a tablespoon of date paste.
Now I would love to hear from you! What do you use your favourite nut butter for? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.