Nutty for nut butter
I love nuts.
I can easily munch my way through a 200g+ bag of nuts without batting an eyelid. It’s my less ‘guilty’ snack. Peanut butter is awesome – on toast, added to yoghurt, with banana and jam, in protein pancakes…
When M&M’s brought out their Intense 65% Cacao variety, I was beside myself with joy.
All nuts are excellent; my favourite are cashews, I think.
Anyway, I remember when I discovered that peanut butter didn’t actually have butter in it (prior to the days when I never read the ingredients list or nutritional values on the back of nearly everything I eat – now a bad habit) and apparently you can simply blend nuts and, because they are full of healthy oils and fats, they make a butter-type consistency all by themselves – it’s nuts!
When choosing my bags of nuts or peanut butter, I try and choose the unsalted and untouched varieties. Making my own nut butter would mean I would get nut butter in its purest form, and at better value for money.
I read a bit about how to go about making my own nut butter online and made sure my Nutribullet could handle it. Here’s what happened.
It’s slightly dryer than your supermarket bought jar and doesn’t quite taste the same. If you wanted to add some peanut or palm oil, it will make it a little creamier and some salt will add flavour. Next time I will also save a few roughly chopped peanuts to add in at the end to make it crunchy.
You could also go a bit nutty and add some cocoa powder or chocolate to it – anything that you feel might make it a bit special.
My next batch will be with a different nut, or even a mixture…totally nutty.