Nut butter may be close to the best snack on the planet. It is great to have on top of smoothies or oat porridge and also tastes really great together with banana or dates. It is certainly an important hack during plastic-free February, as we can buy them in bulk and store them in glass containers.
Nut butter can be made from any type of nut really, all you need is a food processor or a really strong blender. Due to the environmental issues related to overconsumption of nuts such as almonds, we recommend that you vary your choice of nuts. Nuts are a great source of proteins and healthy fats, and the amount, of course, depends on the type you choose. They contain a lot of the good type of energy. Making nut butter at home is not only a lot cheaper than buying it in the store but this way you won’t get all that extra salt, sugars or additives in your almond butter.
- About 200-300 grams nuts of your choice
- 1 tbs olive oil
- one pinch salt
Set your oven to 200 degrees Celcius. Place the nuts in the oven for about 10 minutes. Watch the process carefully the last couple of minutes, as they can burn easily. Let them cool off before placing them in your blender and let them blend. This part requires a bit of patience and depending on the strength of your blender it will take about 4-7 minutes before the paste gets creamier, as the nuts release their own oil. Add the oil and the salt, and blend until you get the consistency you want.