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Nut butters such as peanut, almond, cashew, and so on are a delicious, creamy, and popular option to spread on top of toast, use inside your sandwiches, eat with a banana, or add to your baked items. Think about it, how many of us grew up eating peanut butter sandwiches and Nutella on apples in school?
While kids are eating less peanut butter and nuts in school because of allergies, nut butters are still a delicious and healthy option to make at home for you and your family. Also, most nut butters are naturally gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and vegan!
So, let’s discover some new nut butter recipes!
10 Best Nut Butters to Make at Home
Below, we listed different nut butters we enjoy making at home. If you have a favorite recipe not listed, leave us a note in the comment section or email us at [email protected].
1. Almond Butter
Almond butter is a creamy spread made from grinding almonds into nut butter. You can make either raw or roasted almond butter, though we recommend the toasted version. Roasted almond butter has a richer flavor and blends more easily.
Why eat almond butter? Almond butter is a great alternative for those who have peanut allergies. More so, fresh almond butter contains way more fiber than the peanut butter alternative.
For this recipe, we recommend checking out Kate’s recipe from her blog Cookie & Kate.
2. Pistachio Butter
For those who do not know, pistachios are actually seeds from the pistachio tree. They are not nuts. That being said, people with tree nut allergies often have allergies to pistachios as well.
Pistachio butter is made from grinding roasted pistachios into a creamy paste-like butter. Pistachio butter is a deeply rich nutter that is slightly sweet and savory. We enjoy mixing it into baked goods or eating it on top of apples like Nutella.
If you want to try pistachio butter, we recommend checking our recipe on our blog Carving A Journey.
3. Cashew Butter
Cashew butter is another type of nut spread made from roasted cashews. Also rich and creamy in flavor, it typically contains a little fewer calories than the average nut butter.
Cashew butter is a delicious option used to make many different vegan food items. For example, cashew butter is often used to make vegan cheeses. Cashew butter is also a delicious option to add to different healthy smoothie or oatmeal recipes.
To sum up, we recommend Ashley’s recipe from her blog Fit Mitten Kitchen!
4. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is the classic nut butter recipe used in every kids’ PB&J sandwich for generations. Though less common in kids lunches nowadays, peanut butter is still a staple ingredient in baked goodies, smoothies, granola, crepes, and more.
Often, mass-produced peanut butter contains a high sugar content to make it taste creamier. While tasty, it isn’t always the healthiest treat. Instead, try making homemade peanut butter using roasted peanuts!
We recommend Lindsay and Bjork’s recipe from their blog A Pinch of Yum!
5. Hazelnut Butter
Hazelnut butter is another food spread made from blended hazelnuts. While peanut butter is incredibly popular in the United States, hazelnut butter is a popular European spread. Most notably, Nutella is a popular spread made with hazelnuts and chocolate–Continue reading for a hazelnut chocolate recipe!
Hazelnuts are a good source of vitamin E and dietary protein. Try spreading this nut butter on your toast the next time you want to try something new!
We recommend Samira’s recipe from her blog Alpha Foodie. You can find the links below!
6. Pecan Butter
As a southerner, pecans have naturally found a way into many recipes growing up–For example, you can often find pecans in salads, pies, sauces, and casseroles during the fall and winter months.
For those who love these nuts, try making a butter spread out of our toasted pecans. In the end, we recommend making Kate’s recipe from her blog Cookie & Kate!
7. Walnut Butter
Like pistachios, walnuts are the seed of a walnut tree! Though this is the case, people treat them as nuts for culinary purposes. For many, walnuts are typically eaten during the winter months–how many of you grew up cracking open walnuts with a nutcracker or eating them in holiday chocolates?
If you enjoy walnuts during the cold winter months, I suggest making walnut butter to add into your holiday cookie baking!
Finally, we recommend trying Samira’s recipe from her blog Alpha Foodie! You can find the post in the links below.
8. Macadamia Nut Butter
The macadamia nut was first commercially produced in Hawaii. People first introduced the native Australian seeds to Hawaii in the 1880s. Since then, Hawaiians have integrated it into their culinary identity. If you traveled to Hawaii, you may have tried their popular chocolate-covered macadamia nuts!
Macadamia butter is another delicious nut butter you can integrate into your kitchen! Once again, you can use this nut butter as a spread or in your baked goodies!
We recommend checking out Tisa’s recipe on her blog My Sweet Keto!
9. Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (Nutella)
One of the most famous nut spreads on the market is undoubtedly Nutella. Made with chocolate and hazelnuts, people often enjoy this incredibly popular treat on toast and fruit. If you like Nutella, why not try making your own version.
Homemade chocolate hazelnut butter contains more natural ingredients than the mass-produced alternative. Note that unlike most other recipes on this list, I would classify this spread as a sweet treat–it contains ingredients such as chocolate and sugar. Still, homemade chocolate hazelnut butter (Nutella) contains more natural ingredients than the mass-produced alternative.
We recommend checking out Anna’s recipe from her blog Crunchy Creamy Sweet!
10. Mixed Nut Butter
For those who desire complex flavored nut butter, we recommend combining different nuts! The options are endless for your mixed nut recipes. You can try adding peanuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and more. You can even take it further by adding seeds as well!
Each type of nut gives different nutrients to your nut butter. In conclusion, for this recipe, we recommend checking out the blog Minimalist Baker!
Do You Enjoy Eating Nut Butters?
In the end, do you like eating different nut butters? If so, you can let us know about your favorite nut butter recipes! Also, we would love to hear of any recommendations in the comment section!
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