Nut butter has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for a good reason. Nut butter is a delicious and healthy spread that contains protein, fiber, and healthy fats. While store-bought nut butter is convenient, it often contains additives and preservatives that can compromise the quality of the product. The solution? Make your own! Here's the ultimate guide to making delicious homemade nut butters. 1. Choosing Your Nuts: Start by choosing your desired nuts. Some popular choices are almonds, peanuts, cashews, and hazelnuts. You can also experiment with combining different nuts to create unique flavors. For this guide, we will focus on almond butter. 2. Roasting Your Nuts: Roast your nuts to enhance their natural flavors. Preheat your oven to 350°F and place the nuts on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until fragrant and lightly browned. 3. Processing Your Nut Butter: Transfer your roasted nuts to a food processor or high-speed blender. Run the processor for 5-10 minutes or until the nuts are finely processed. Depending on your preference, you can process your nut butter for less time if you like it chunky or more for a smoother texture. 4. Flavoring Your Nut Butter: Add a pinch of salt, honey, or vanilla extract to flavor your nut butter. You can also add some cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist. And, for an extra special touch, try sprinkling in some Cocoa Pecan mix from our company, which includes pecans and dark chocolate chunks –the perfect accompaniment to any nut butter. 5. Storing Your Nut Butter: Store your nut butter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If oil separation occurs, simply give it a stir before using. And there you have it, the ultimate guide to making delicious homemade nut butters. Remember to experiment with different nuts and flavors to keep things exciting. And, for an additional indulgence, try adding some delicious Cocoa Pecan mix to your nut butter recipe. Happy blending!