Here’s How To Make Your Own Nut Butter With 3 Core Ingredients


Sure, you could continue to buy pricey jars of your favorite nut butter at the store, but the best way to do it is to make your own. If you don’t have your own food processor at home, there’s a good chance you can borrow from someone you know. You’ll repay them with some of your homemade nut butter.

You only need three ingredients: nuts (2 cups), coconut oil (2 tablespoons) and honey (one or two teaspoons). You get to avoid all of those questionable ingredients and added sugars that you’d find in store-bought nut butter, and you’ll save yourself some money by making a big batch.

Choose your nuts. If you go with cashews or peanuts, you’ll want to roast them at 350 and if you’re making almond butter, you’ll want to roast them at 325. Roast the nuts on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes. See how they look after 10 minutes. If they’re not slightly brown put them back in for another two minutes.

You’ll want to put the nuts in the bowl part of a food processor with the metal blade. Sprinkle a tablespoon or so of salt, per your personal preference. Turn the food processor on and grind the nuts for about two to three minutes or until it starts to get crumbly. Let the nuts cool down.


Add your honey and coconut oil, or whichever sweetener and healthy fat you choose, and process the nuts for another seven minutes, give or take. You’re looking for a certain texture at this point. You want the nut butter to be smooth and creamy towards the surface and a little gritty on the bottom. If you’re not happy with the texture, add a little more coconut oil. If it’s not sweet enough, add a little extra honey. Not salty enough? You know the drill. It’s all up to you.

At this point, if you have any extra ingredients lying around your kitchen that you think might make a healthy or tasty addition to the nut butter, go ahead and add them in. Give the nut butter another few pulses to incorporate any extra ingredients.

You can store the finished nut butter in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate until you need it again. It’ll probably last you about a week or so. Add your homemade nut butter to your oatmeal, spread it on your toast, dip your apples into it or use it for baking. The whole process is easy and it’ll take you no time at all.