This was taken out of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Magick” by Miria Liguana and Nina Metzner. If you like this recipe, please buy the book.
Nut butters you make yourself provide an excellent source of protein and minerals without the chemicals of processed spreads. The basic recipe is the same for all nuts, but you may have to adjust the amount of oil you need, depending on the nut you’ve chosen. Be creative! In addition to peanuts, try using almonds, cashews, macadamias, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, or even Brazil nuts.
- 2 cups raw, unsalted nuts
- 2-4 tsp vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
In a food processor or blender, grind the nuts into a fine powder. Slowly blend in the vegetable oil 1 teaspoon at a time until you have the consistency you want. Too much oil will make your butter greasy — too little will make it impossible to spread. Just as you have to get to know a tree, you have to get to know your varieties of nuts. Each one requires a slightly different amount of oil, depending on how soft and oily they are naturally. Once blended, stir in a little salt. This recipe yields 3/4 to 1 cup of nut butter.