Make your own nut butters for a quarter of the price ….

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If you are like us and love nut butters but don’t like the price tag read on ….

I just checked a supermarket website and found that nut butters (almond, cashew, brazil etc) are now selling for about $8.00 for 250grams. Crazy and unaffordable for most people.

We love to use nut butters. We spread them on toast, use them as toppings for muffins, spread them on slices of apple for a snack  but at $8.00 a jar I sometimes cringe at the cost despite how good they are for you.

So what’s the answer ???? Make your own of course !

I made an experimental batch yesterday and it tastes so much better than the shop version and it cost about a quarter of the price.

I bought a kilo bag of raw almonds for $9.00 and this was enough for four jars. You can, of course, mix up any kind of nuts you like. It’s a great way to use up all those leftover little bits of nuts in your fridge/pantry.


Spread the almonds ( or whatever nuts you are using ) in a single layer on a baking tray and roast in a moderate oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Keep an eye on them because nuts are high in oils so quick to burn.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Place in a food processor and whiz until smoothish (or your desired consistency)

While the food processor is running add a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to get the spreadability you like.

If you are feeling adventurous you can add other flavourings like maple syrup, cinnamon or vanilla.

Decant into clean glass jars.


Four jars of almond butter for under $10.

One thought on “Make your own nut butters for a quarter of the price ….

  1. joiedevivrebypia October 20, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Cheaper and probably healthier 🙂 I love the fact you can add different tastes to the butter!

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