Do you ever have those things on a so-called “recipe bucket list” that you keep meaning to make? Those things that you have been hearing about for a while & you keep telling yourself that you will do it & then days, weeks, months – maybe even years go by & you still haven’t done it yet? Yeah – for me – it was nut butter. In our effort to eliminate as many processed foods as we can from our diet- without taking away the wonderful conveniences of living in today – I finally tried my first attempt at making nut butter. Since macadamia nuts are my favorite nut – I already had a bunch on hand. So I started there…with a little mix of almonds for a twist to create this Almond & Macadamia Nut Butter. I’m happy with my first attempt. Excited to try some different varieties in the future.
It wasn’t hard to do. However- pack your patience. This did take far longer than I expected. Far longer than others mentioned in their recipes. Maybe it was me – maybe just how I was doing it. I did find that I had better success with my blender than with my food processor. I think there was too much space with the food processor & the nuts were not getting enough of the blades – which is probably what contributed to the additional time. I ended up transferring to my blender & things went a lot quicker after that. Sooooooo- my next batch I will start with the blender. I’m sure I will be sharing future recipes with you – so I will be sure to share my thoughts on the process change as well.
This turned out pretty tasty. I love that I made it myself.
I can’t wait to enjoy it with some of the jams I have been making lately.
So what will I pair it with?
Definitely this Huckleberry Jam for a great sandwich.
Want to try another SUPER YUMMY spread?
How about this Chocolate Chip Cookie – Cookie Butter?
For me, traditional Back to School time means good old fashioned Peanut Butter & Jelly! But many kids can’t bring peanut butter to school anymore. So I thought this would be a great Back to School alternative for those that need a substitute.
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