Of all the food I eat, I’d have to say that peanut butter is my favorite. I’ve been eating peanut butter for as long as I can remember. In fact, I like it so much that when I was a kid, I’d take just PB sandwiches to school for lunch. I didn’t want any jelly cramping my PB’s style 🙂
As I’ve gotten older, some things haven’t changed (I still eat my nutbutters sans jelly) however some things have. Namely, I’m open to trying new nutbutters. If I can’t have my beloved peanut butter (smooth, never crunchy), I’ll happily eat almond butter, coconut butter, or sunflower butter. But technically, that’s a seed butter, right?
So when I finally invested in a new food processor, I knew instantly that I had to create my own nutbutter. I didn’t have a type in mind and I didn’t quite know what to expect, so I just used what I had on hand.
For a recipe that was put together on the fly, this turned out remarkably well! Roasting the nuts enhances their natural flavor and gives the butter a rich, nutty taste. There is a slight hint of coconut but it’s by no means overpowering. It has a very drippy consistency but that’s probably due to the addition of the oil. If you’d prefer a thicker nutbutter, then feel free to leave it out.
One things for sure, this nutbutter can certainly hold its own. There’s no need for jelly.
Roasted Coconut, Pistachio, & Almond Butter
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw, shelled pistachios
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp pure cane sugar
- dash of salt (optional, to taste)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lay almonds and pistachios on a baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them as they burn easily.
- After 5 minutes, remove from the oven and stir. Roast in the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the coconut flakes and roast on one minute intervals. My batch only needed two minutes before the coconut began to brown.
- Place warm nuts into the food processor and pulse for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Scrap down the sides and add coconut oil, sugar, and salt, if using.
- Pulse for another 2 to 3 minutes.
What’s your favorite type of nutbutter?