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.
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?
(I tried to get rid of the empty space.)
Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 9/2/2008 6:11:37 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for your Recipe suggestions,but I don't eat Peanuts or use Splenda.
I find it with the cooking sprays in the baking aisle of my local Kroger.
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!
Walmart should have it- go look where they have PAM- they have all sort of 'flavors' now- I just buy the generic brand.
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
Thank you for the Almonds tip..will give your suggestions a try
Post Edited (Pin Cushion) : 9/12/2008 9:44:38 PM (GMT-6)
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!