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Homemade Nut Butter

Sure, you can buy your own – but sometimes it’s fun (and cheaper) to make your own. Read my top tips on how creamy, effortless homemade nut butter can be yours with just two ingredients.
Course Staple
Cuisine American, Australian, New Zealand
Keyword nut butter
Cook Time 10 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Cost $6


  • Food processor / blender


  • 2 c nuts
  • pinch sea salt


  • Prepare your nuts. Either roast for 10 minutes at 150°C fan bake, shaking once during roasting. Or soak overnight, rinse and drain, then dehydrate for 24-36 hours. Or low-roast in the oven at 50-80°C fan bake with the door slightly ajar (put a wooden spoon in there) until crunchy.
  • Blend warm nuts (at least two cups worth) in a food processor or blender with a tamper for 2-5 minutes until smooth and creamy. It will go through four stages as seen in the photos above - whole, crumbly chunks, grainy paste, then finally smooth butter. Don't stop at stage 3, keep going until stage 4! Scrape down the sides and blend again to get it super drizzly.
  • Pour into a glass jar and keep in the pantry for up to two months. 2 cups nuts makes just over 1 cup nut butter.



  • Nut free: Use hemp, sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds, or a combination. Roast the sunflower/pumpkin/sesame seeds first for the best flavour.