Monday, 14 April 2014

Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Coconut Butter

Ever since I discovered it’s so easy to make your own nut butters, I haven’t bought a jar in the store anymore. I love the fact that I know exactly what went into it and the variety of nuts and add-ins I can use. One of my absolute favorites is this peanut butter with chocolate chips. Simple and straight forward, but so incredibly delicious and decadent at the same time. The chocolate chips add a nice crunch and an intense chocolate flavor to the creamy peanut butter.

One thing to remember is that you want to add the chocolate chips when the peanut butter has cooled down a little (grinding the nuts will heat them), otherwise you’ll end up with a mixed chocolate peanut butter straight away.
I’ve tried this nut butter with almonds too and that combination is something I can also really recommend!
You can store the nut butter in the fridge (it will become a bit more firm), but it isn’t really necessary. You may have to stir a little if the oil separates from the nuts. I guess there’s often no reason to though, because this nut butter will be gone before you know it!
  • 15 oz (425 gr) unsalted roasted peanuts (shelled and skinned)
  • A little salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use more or less to taste)
1. Grind peanuts with a little salt in a food processor until smooth and creamy. This will take about 4-8 minutes, depending on the power of your processor. You may need to scrape down the sides of the canister in between. Add a tiny bit of oil if the mixture won’t become smooth, but usually this isn’t necessary.
2. Let cool. Once cool, add chocolate chips and stir well.

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This Homemade Almond Butter is SO easy, and you don’t need any special equipment. I have a pretty crummy food processor and that is what I made it in and it turned out great.
  • 1.5 Cups of Raw Almonds
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Oil ( if needed)
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place almonds on a lined cookie sheet and baked for 2- 3 minutes 3. Place almonds into the food processor ( only use blender if you do not have a food processor)
4. Process for about 10 minutes — it takes a while.
5. If it is a little dry add a little oil
6. Enjoy
7. It makes about 3\4th cup

21 ounces (600 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes

1. Fill the food processor at least halfway with coconut flakes (~ 2 cups in my case).
2. Process until creamy like the pictures, stopping it every few minutes to scrape down the sides and letting it cool a little if it feels too warm. Don't kill your food processor!
3. Place in a jar and store at room temperature.

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  1. I recently did peanut butter and it was so awesome .Urs with chocolate chips looks so good

  2. Looks interesting and tasty butter.......will try out this!!

  3. Innovative n tempting d pics...

  4. Love this 3 butter preparations. Simple and home made is best always with out any preservatives. Well presented with awesome photographs.

  5. Lovely way of preparing Peanut butter almond butter and coconut ...Home made preparation the way of explaining pics ..

  6. Healthy & innovative idea ,thanks for sharing .

  7. Simply gorgeous. While I'm not a big fan of peanuts, I admire the inventions and outcomes.