Nut Butter

 Nut Butter - Quirky Cooking

Making your own nut butter is very simple and quick in the Thermomix, and best of all, it doesn’t contain any hydrogenated fat like popular peanut butter brands do.  

Here’s my basic recipe – you can change which nuts you use, and they can be either roasted or raw (or a mixture), depending on what you prefer.  You can also add roasted or raw seeds, like pepitas, sesame and sunflower seeds.  I usually use at least a handful of raw macadamias in my nut butter, as they are so oily that you often don’t need to add any extra oil.  I also add a little salt and Rapadura, which is optional.  (I don’t usually measure, but I’ve written down approximate measurements for those who want them.)

Note: You can find fine sea salt for this recipe in my online store here!

Nut Butter
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  1. 250g almonds (activated, raw or roasted)
  2. 150g cashews (activated, raw or roasted)
  3. 50g macadamias (activated, raw or roasted)
  4. 1 tsp Rapadura or coconut sugar
  5. 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  6. macadamia oil as needed
  1. Place all the ingredients except oil in Thermomix bowl and mill 1 to 1.5 mins/speed 9.
  2. With blades spinning at speed 5, slowly add in some oil, mixing with spatula, until you reach texture desired. Blend speed 9 if needed.
  1. Any nuts can be used, and although activated nuts are best as they are easier to digest, you can use raw or roasted too.
  2. Different types of nuts need different amounts of oil, and raw will need more than roasted or activated. Just add oil until butter is smooth. Butter will thicken in the fridge, so make it a bit wetter than you want.
  3. Store in fridge.
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Before oil is added . . . 

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After oil is added.

41 thoughts on “Nut Butter

  1. Jeanette says:

    I have been wanting to make this for AGES but only just go around to it – yum!! Will be a regular in our house 🙂 Thanks again Jo

  2. Lesh@TheMindfulFoodie says:

    Hey Jo, I made this nut butter – it’s divine! I didn’t have macadamias, so used some hazelnuts and added 20g of organic (untoasted)sesame oil. Turned out a treat! Can’t believe how simple it is in the thermomix. Thanks 🙂

  3. Lloyd Family says:

    Could this be made using only sunflower seeds? We have a strict “no nuts” policy at school and I’m looking for a substitute for peanut butter to use in a snack recipe. What do you think?

  4. Jo Whitton says:

    I haven’t tried just sunflower seeds, but I don’t see why not – just roast them first for best flavour I would think, and adjust oil, salt and rapadura to taste. 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    how do you print or save the recipie from this blog?

    You have gsuch great idas and I would love to keep some for latter.

  6. Jo Whitton says:

    Kristine, this will last for weeks in the fridge, no problem 🙂

    Anon, to print the recipes, open the recipe you want, then click on the ‘Print’ button (green) on the right hand side of the blog. You can delete photos and chit chat if you like just by clicking on them in the print window.

    Jo 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo, I can’t have cashews 🙁 what’s the best replacement nut for that element in your opinion? How about Brazil nuts?? Thanks Lauren 🙂

  8. Shaughn says:

    Hi Jo, is it possible to use nuts that have been soaked or best to use dry nuts? Thanks! Shaughn. 🙂

      • QuirkyJo says:

        You would need to dry them really well after soaking or they won’t blend into a nut butter, they’ll just be wet and sludgey.

  9. nessie says:

    Just made this using dry roasted almonds & raw cashews/macadamias & caster sugar. Nice brown colour, no oil needed & delicious! Even my fussy 4 y old said he ‘loves this!’ And wanted 2nds 😉 in them made a banana smoothie with nut better residue, have a lovely nutty flavour to smoothie 😉

  10. Claire says:

    Hi Jo, made tonight with almonds, cashews and walnuts plus chia seeds, salt and little olive oil. Yum! Thx, Claire

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Jo, this nut butter is yummmmmyyy 🙂 I’m very new to the Thermie and was just wondering, if I really could have let it run for 1,5 mins on speed 9? I was afraid of damaging something (motor?), so I turn it on and off…love, Monika

  12. Jacqui H says:

    Just made this – wonderful, will never buy nut butter again 😀
    Another thing I can do with the thermomix – just got it a few months ago and still learning. We have dairy allergies and family members with Coeliac disease. Your blog has been so helpful, especially with healthy, allergy-friendly recipes and ideas. Thank you so much Jo. Eagerly awaiting the release of your recipe book!

  13. Nicola says:

    Hi Jo,
    Can I substitute the macadamia oil for something else? I’m highly allergic to macadamia nuts. Which oil would you suggest?
    Thanks ????

  14. Karl says:

    A snacking recommendation in Stu Mittleman’s book Slow Burn, was celery with almond butter. This is my first butter I’ve made! So stoked to have great snacks for work tomorrow! Many thanks 😀 😀

  15. Kobe says:

    Thank you – I have tried alternative recipes, in an attempt to get my kids off the store bought revolting stuff – and my 4yo did not even bat an eyelid when I served this….. Thank you!!

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