Making your own nut butter is very simple and quick in the Thermomix, and best of all, it doesn’t contain any hydrogenated fat like popular peanut butter brands do.
Here’s my basic recipe – you can change which nuts you use, and they can be either roasted or raw (or a mixture), depending on what you prefer. You can also add roasted or raw seeds, like pepitas, sesame and sunflower seeds. I usually use at least a handful of raw macadamias in my nut butter, as they are so oily that you often don’t need to add any extra oil. I also add a little salt and Rapadura, which is optional. (I don’t usually measure, but I’ve written down approximate measurements for those who want them.)
- 250g almonds (activated, raw or roasted)
- 150g cashews (activated, raw or roasted)
- 50g macadamias (activated, raw or roasted)
- 1 tsp Rapadura or coconut sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
- macadamia oil as needed
- Place all the ingredients except oil in Thermomix bowl and mill 1 to 1.5 mins/speed 9.
- With blades spinning at speed 5, slowly add in some oil, mixing with spatula, until you reach texture desired. Blend speed 9 if needed.
- Any nuts can be used, and although activated nuts are best as they are easier to digest, you can use raw or roasted too.
- Different types of nuts need different amounts of oil, and raw will need more than roasted or activated. Just add oil until butter is smooth. Butter will thicken in the fridge, so make it a bit wetter than you want.
- Store in fridge.
Before oil is added . . .
After oil is added.