How to make Homemade Nut Butters

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Sydnee10
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   Posted 8/17/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't remember if it was Gelchick or someone else,but somebody posted a reply and said they make their own Nut Butters.If whoever posted would please tell me how to make,I would be so grateful!
 


gelchick
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   Posted 8/18/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sydnee,

It probably was me. I make my own nut butters all the time.

I use 1 cup of roasted nuts or seeds and just enough oil to make it spreadable (this varies from nut to nut). I usually use walnut oil, or a very light olive oil. I have a blade type coffee grinder that I use for mine, but you can also use a food processor or blender. My daugher has an old Chef Tony chopper that she got at a garage sale that is perfect for the job. You can scale this as needed.

If you make almond butter, it's best to remove as much of the skin as possible because it's bitter - I buy raw almonds, spray them with olive oil (the kind that comes in a can) roast them up and roll them in a clean kitchen towel to get most of the skins off. ( I roast at 350 degrees for 5- 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.)

You can use either raw or roasted cashews, and I usually pan toast sesame seeds if I am making tahini for my hummus or baba ganoush. A mix of cashews and macadamias makes a very rich butter.

Good luck!

sandy


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augoldminer
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   Posted 8/31/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
A recipe for good diabetic peanut butter

Dust your peanuts with Splenda
and add a small amount of cashew nuts for flavor before crushing.
This makes the peanut butter even better for diabetics.
http://www.organiccashewnuts.com/cashewbenefits.htm

After crushing warm the butter and let it set for 12 hours and you can pour off the excess oil.

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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   

augoldminer,

Why would you want to pour off the oil from your nut butter? Nut oils are a rich source of heart-healty Omega 3- fats and other essential fatty acids.

What is the purpose of coating the nuts with splenda? How does it enhavce the nutritional value of the nut butter?

sandy

(I tried to get rid of the empty space.)

Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 9/2/2008 6:11:37 PM (GMT-6)


Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Augoldminer,

Thanks for your Recipe suggestions,but I don't eat Peanuts or use Splenda.


 


Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,
Thank you very much for your Nut Butter Recipes..will give a try as soon as I have the Nuts..Where I can find the Olive Oil in a can..suggestions?


 


gelchick
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   Posted 9/2/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Sydnee,

I find it with the cooking sprays in the baking aisle of my local Kroger.

sandy


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Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/2/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Sandy,

Since I don't have a Kroger,I will look at my Wal-Mart Super Center.If WMSC doesn't carry,I might be SOOL! shocked


 


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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Another way to get the skin off almonds is to boil a small pot of water.  As soon as it boils, put your almonds in it and shut it off.  Leave the almonds in the water for about a minute.  Then, drain them and put ice cold water into the same pan.  At that point, the almond skin should be easy to take off; you can just about squeeze the almond out of the skin.  Depending on what you want to do with the almond, you can get them dry and less water logged by putting them into the oven for awhile.  On the other hand, my friend just takes them from the cold water, pops off the skin and stores them in the refrigerator to eat throughout the week.

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gelchick
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Syndee

Walmart should have it- go look where they have PAM- they have all sort of 'flavors' now- I just buy the generic brand.

sandy


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Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Sandy,

I'll look for it when I go to Wal-Mart in couple of Day's..

P.S. Speaking of PAM..wouldn't use the stuff.It contains Canola Oil which adds a trivial amount of Fat,Grain Alcohol and Propellant shocked



 


Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Lanie,

Thank you for the Almonds tip..will give your suggestions a try wink



 


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   Posted 9/12/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Instead of using pam or other sprays get yourself a "Misto" sprayer, fill it with whatever oil you want pump and spray.
The only time I use non stick sprays anymore is for the bar b que grill.


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Post Edited (Pin Cushion) : 9/12/2008 9:44:38 PM (GMT-6)


Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
What is a Mr. Misto?
 


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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry it is called MISTO there is no MR.
It is a refillable pump spray that you can use for things like non stick cooking or even basting.
you can google misto spray.
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Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   

OK thank you..will google it..

 

I wouldn't advise anyone to use Pam..contains Canola Oil which adds a trivial amount of Fat,Grain Alcohol and Propellant! shocked


 

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