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How To Make Super Nut Butter
Eat Well Dec. 7. 2021
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How To Make Super Nut Butter

Dec. 7. 2021
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McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped® and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Use this delicious Super Nut Butter in place of your usual nut-based spread to switch things up, increase the variety of nutrients, and add a boost of unexpected flavor.

Our core belief here is that balanced eating should be both nutrient-dense and delicious-dense.

One of the unique elements in our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals is the Flavor Factor, which is all about adding ingredients that help make your meal taste delicious and even more nutritious, including sauces, dressings, spices, and herbs.

Made with toasted almonds, pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts, this Super Nut Butter will turn into your go-to nut butter for all of your creamy spread needs.

Make this Flavor Factor recipe on your batch cooking day and you’ll be able to enjoy it in a variety of ways throughout the whole week! 

What Is The Foundational Five Flavor Factor? 

In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals). 

You can download our free guide that walks you through our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals that you can use to meal prep or cook fresh this week!

Nut Nutrition Benefits

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium
  • A great source of protein to help keep you full 
  • Packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that have some wonderful anti-inflammatory properties 
  • A great contributor of fiber for a healthy gut microbiome 
  • Loaded with antioxidants to help protect you against oxidative stress

Ingredients Needed To Make Super Nut Butter

  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts 
  • Hazelnuts 
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Cashews 
  • Any and all nuts you enjoy the most!

How To Make This Super Nut Butter

Simply toast all of your nuts on a sheet pan in the oven. Once fragrant and golden brown, combine in a blender or food processor and mix until you get a creamy texture of your liking.

Tips For Making This Super Nut Butter

There are a few tips you should keep in mind that will help you store, add versatility, and enjoy this recipe.

Make it your own

Not a fan of hazelnuts? Or maybe walnuts aren’t your thing? Have a peanut allergy? That’s quite alright! Only add in the nuts that you truly enjoy to make this Super Nut Butter unique and individual to you. 

Store in a glass-tight container 

Homemade nut butter is made to last! As long as you have an air-tight container to store it in, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 4-6 months.

Don’t be afraid of separation

If you start to see a bit of oil sitting at the top of your nut butter, don’t worry! This is completely normal. All you have to do is give it a good stir, being sure to scrape the bottom of the container, prior to use. 

What To Serve With Super Nut Butter To Make It Balanced

This Super Nut Butter is so versatile. You can add it to your or your kid’s favorite pb&j sandwich on some whole wheat, sprouted grain bread, or simply dip some apples in it!

I also love drizzling this nut butter over anything I can – oatmeal and yogurt bowls are some of my favorites.   

FAQ About How To Make Super Nut Butter:

Can I sweeten this up a bit? 

Absolutely. If you like to use your nut butter as a sweet treat, feel free to add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup when using it. 

What about salt?

You can add a bit of salt too! While we think the toasted nuts give a robust flavor on their own, everyone’s palate is different. Feel free to use a slightly heavier hand with that salt if that’s more up your alley. 

Should I add oil?

If you find that when blending or processing the nuts aren’t creating as creamy of a texture you’d prefer, then you can slowly add 1 teaspoon of neutral oil like avocado oil or coconut oil. Be patient, when blending or processing the oils will come out and create a creamy texture!

The Foundational Five Breakdown

Non-starchy Carbohydrate

  • N/A

Starchy Carbohydrate

  • N/A

Protein

  • Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, flaxseeds

Fat

  • Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecan, flaxseeds

Flavor Factor

  • Salt

The Recipe

Serves 12

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Ingredients

⅓ cup almonds

1/3 cup cashews

⅓ cup pecans

⅓ cup walnuts

⅓ cup hazelnuts

1/3 cup pistachios

Salt to taste

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange the nuts of your choice on a rimmed baking sheet, and toast until fragrant and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Step 2 

Add nuts to a food processor or high-powered blender. 

Step 3

Process mixture until smooth. This can take a bit of time, so patience is key.

Continue processing until the nut butter is smooth and creamy, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with a pinch of salt.

Enjoy!

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Be sure to download our free balanced eating guide that brings you through the Foundational Five so you understand not only what components you need, but also why they’re important for your health and why this way of eating is helpful for creating balanced eating habits. 

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