Making your own nut butter is easy! Help your little chef whip up their own nut butter creations.
Homemade Nut Butter
A fun kitchen activity for kids with a tasty end result!
- 1-1/2 c. shelled nuts – peanut, walnut, or pecan work great
- 1 tsp. sugar – or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- In a food processor, pulse nuts on high for 10-12 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. The nuts will start out as small, ground pieces, then form a rough paste, then become smooth and creamy.
- Add sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pulse again to combine.
- Store nut butter in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Use homemade nut butter on bread, celery, as a dip for apples, etc.
*Note: for a richer flavor, roast the nuts before processing into homemade butter. To do so, add the nuts to a baking sheet in one flat layer. Roast at 350 degrees F for approximately 7-10 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool nuts before using.
** Another note: It might go without saying, but homemade nut butter will separate. As it sits, you’ll begin to notice a layer of oil form on the top of the container. That doesn’t mean it’s bad!
*** Last note: Homemade nut butter will not last as long as store-bought, packaged peanut butter. Store your homemade product in the fridge and use within the week. The recipe makes a small amount, so you’ll be ready to make more!