Tips

Here are a few points we’ve compiled that are important to achieving the best results:

1. Roasted nuts release their oil content more readily than raw nuts, this makes the process of forming a butter quicker and simpler. The less time the nuts take to blend, the less heat is generated which is good for both the nuts and the blender!

Note: the roasted nuts need to be completely cool before you attempt to blend them. Put ingredients up to 65°C in the blender jug. This isn’t to say you can’t make nut butter from raw nuts but we suggest you get used to the process with roasted nuts first and then make the transition once you’re comfortable!

 2. High Speed – Make sure to use the highest speed on the blender when making any thick recipe, especially nut butter. Using high speed gets the job done faster, generating less heat and reducing strain on the motor.

3. Use the Tamper tool – The tamper tool needs to be used to constantly press the ingredients down from the sides of the jug, making sure it’s being processed by the blades. Air pockets will naturally form if nothing is done to stop them so we recommend constantly tamping around the edge of the jug until the process is completed. Note: Make sure not to rest the tamper in the center of the jug (directly above the blades) while blending, this will effectively close the center of the vortex and block air from circulating.

4. Make sure the nuts are dry – If you soak or activate nuts for nut butter, please ensure that they’re totally dry before attempting to blend. Using a dehydrator will achieve the fasted/best results though make sure the nuts are totally cooled before blending.

5. Quantity – As a rule of thumb, you should always at least cover the blades by 1-2cm. We recommend a maximum of 3 to 4 cups of nuts to make sure you’re not overloading the blender. This figure can vary depending on the natural oil content of the nuts. The higher the oil content, the larger the quantity that can be blended at once. On the contrary, if you’re using nuts with lower oil content, a lower quantity may be applicable.

6. Adding liquid – Avoid adding water into the mixture, it will likely make the mixture clumpy and prevent it from properly forming butter. If you’re adding any flavorings or powders, please add them once the butter has already formed. If the mixture is too dry, you can add small amounts of oil, we prefer an oil with a neutral flavor. This shouldn’t affect blending, just flavor.

Almond Butter in 1 Minute

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Course Blender Recipes, Butter & Nut Butter

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 2 cup roasted almonds

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Place roasted almonds into a blender jug. Blend at high speed until reaches a creamy consistency.
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