Incredibly simple, homemade nut butter that's far better and smoother than anything you'll find at the grocery store.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread out nuts in a single layer on to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast nuts for 7-10 minutes, being careful that they don't burn. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Put roasted nuts into the bowl of the food processor and process for approximately 8 minutes, stopped every minute to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Be patient here, the nuts will become butter. Once your nut butter is mostly smooth, add the coconut oil and the sea salt and continue to process until you get a pourable consistency.
Taste for salt and enjoy. Store nut butter in a sealed container in the fridge.
In the recipe, I use a mixture of nuts but feel free to stick with almonds or experiment with whatever you have in your pantry. You don’t have to roast the nuts beforehand, but I find that roasting enhances the flavor and the nuts blend down far quicker. I have never tried making this in a high-powered blender because I fear the nut butter getting lodged into the corners of my Vitamix, but I do hear it is possible.
Makes 1 1/4 cups