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Jun 30, 2009 BY Joy McCarthy

Nuts About Nut Butter!

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Almond butter is my absolute favourite spread to put on my toast in the morning, but holy cow, it's getting expensive - 12 bux a bottle! So, here is a recipe for all you nutters out there ;)

Ingredients

1 cup of almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower or pumpkin seeds (choose organic) soaked overnight

2-4 tbsp of organic coconut oil

Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg

Dollop of raw honey

Method

Place nuts into a food processor and blend on high until nuts are powdery or desired texture. I like mine with a few chunks. Be careful not too "overblend" and denature the fatty acids (good fat).

Add oil into food processor, blend with nuts until the desired texture is reached.

Toss in some cinnamon for a little spice!

Spread on a slice of brown rice toast and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts About This Fabulous Nut Butter

A source of health promoting "good" fat. The same monosaturated fat found in olive oil, is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Good fat is essential for satiety, heart and brain health.

Nuts and almonds in particular, are a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and this is why researchers believe it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nuts are a natural and proven way to lower cholesterol.

A source of protein - a great way to start your day and fire your metabolism (fat-burning potential).

Coconut oil has incredible benefits that require a whole blog to write about, so here's the skinny on this fab fat: improves thyroid health & function, weight loss, improvement of chronic fatique and lowers cholesterol.

You may have noticed that I did not recommend peanuts for 2 reasons: 1. They are a highly sprayed crop 2. They are very high in a mold called "aflotoxin" which could be one of the reasons they are the most allergenic nut.

I look forward to hearing how your nut butter turns out!

Eat well | Live well | Be well

Joyous

Almond Butter photo credit: Domestifluff

Jun 30, 2009 BY Joy McCarthy
17 Comments
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benchy   •   July 2, 2009

why are mycotoxins found in peanuts bad for human consumption??

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joyousness   •   July 2, 2009

Steph   •   July 14, 2009

Slightly devasted to hear peanuts are bad... I'm a peanut butter junkie! How long will a homemade nut butter stay fresh in the fridge?

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joyousness   •   July 15, 2009

Elisa   •   July 20, 2009

I love it! So sweet and tasty. I can't wait for more recipes like this one.

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joyous fan   •   January 26, 2010

Can you use extra virgin olive oil instead of coconut oil?

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joyousness   •   January 26, 2010

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Anna Obi   •   April 29, 2013

Hi Joy, Have you made this almond butter in your vitamix?

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Kamini Dixit   •   September 28, 2013

You are so fantastic!!! I've become obsessed with your website and I spend most of my days reading all your posts. And I made an account JUST to post comments. I wish I'd found you sooner, and I wish you posted as much as you used to! You must be awful busy now though because you are so famous!!

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mike@truelifefitness.ca   •   January 3, 2014

Great post. It is definitely getting expensive. What brands would you recommend?

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Sarah   •   December 7, 2014

Hi Joy! I love making your nut butter but I noticed that although raw honey is in the ingredients, you don't use it in the recipe. Do you just spread it on your toast with the nut butter? Thanks! Sarah

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   December 8, 2014

Emily   •   January 20, 2016

Hi Joy! I was wondering if you dehydrated your soaked almonds or just blended them while they were still wet?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 22, 2016

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