Fun With Food Processors: Part 2, Nut Butter
Everything seems to be these days… now that I have my trusty food processor. I imagine this is how the cavemen felt when they discovered fire. It’s like, “What?! I could have been doing this the whole time?!”
Anyway, I’ll stop gushing about the new love of my life and get to the process.
Nut butter is easy-peasy, but a bit tedious.
Start by simply dumping your raw nut of choice into the processor, and begin grinding. Try a small amount at first, depending on the size of your device.
After about 5 your processor may start to fog up. Oooh, steamy.
At this point, the mixture starts sticking. You’ll have to stop and scrape down the sides every 30-60 seconds and keep chugging along.
If you want to add a kick to your butter, toss in some maple syrup, cinnamon, or nutmeg and swirl for a few more seconds.
Voila! Fresh, fabulous nut butter at your disposal.
Much cheaper, and tastier, than the store-bought version. It also makes a great hostess or housewarming gift.
If you thought that was fun, you’re going to go nuts over what you can do with a frozen banana: Fun with Food Processors: Froyo