Peanut-Free living is an inconvenience, but it isn’t that hard to live. Since my husband is allergic to peanuts, he had never experienced the creamy goodness that is peanut butter. We started experimenting with making our own nut butter so he could enjoy wonderful things like bagels with nut butter, pad thai or a nut butter and jelly sandwich. This nut butter can be made with any nut. Since my home is Peanut-Free, we like to use hazelnuts or almonds.
Easy Homemade Nut Butter
A handful of nuts (any kind, I use hazelnut or almond to keep it Peanut-Free.
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a small blender or food processor (I used a magic bullet), blend the nuts with olive oil until all the nuts are broken down. If you like crunchier nut butter, feel free to take it out and spread it on a cracker and enjoy! If you like your nut butter creamier, keep blending until you reach the desired consistency.
Enjoy your nut butter on a sandwich or with celery sticks. Nut butter can also be used for lots of dips and sides. I even put it in my favorite meal, Pad Thai, to make it creamy and delicious.