Rated 5 out of
Smooth & Healthy Peanut Butter!I made the Peanut & Cashew Butter using bulk nuts from a co-op (raw cashews and dry-roasted peanuts, unsalted). Follow the Vitamix recipe for amounts: 1 1/2 cups each) Clean nuts separately in a colander with cool water to remove dust/debris. Rub dry in towel and place in separate cookie sheets to bake at 300-350 degrees for 5 mins, stir, then continue baking until nuts turn golden and release the nut smells. The nuts cook at different times because of the size difference. Remove from oven before over-browning (nuts continue to cook while cooling on cookie sheet). Place nuts in Vitamix, add 1/4 tsp sea salt and 1 - 3 Tblsp of honey or Agave-in-the-Raw to sweeten, if desired. Follow Vitamix instructions, until nut butter is smooth. Place in a container with a lid. No need to refrigerate if eaten within three weeks. Naturally sweet and good for many Paleo recipes requiring a nut butter. My family likes this nut butter so much, they have switched from Jiff to this Vitamix nut butter.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 4 out of
Very Good, But...I like the cashew-peanut butter, but I LOVE cashew-macadamia nut butter: 1 cup roasted macadamia nuts and 5 cups cashews. I use my Vitamix more often for cashew-macadamia butter than for anything else, since Trader Joe's stopped selling it--but I now buy the roasted unsalted cashews and macadamia nuts from Trader Joe's to make it myself. It's so smooth and creamy without any additives due to the high oil content of the nuts and is so delicious it doesn't need salt. I keep it in the refrigerator to keep the oil from separating and rising to the top (sometimes chilling it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up quickly) and most often enjoy it straight from the jar on a spoon along with a cup of fresh, hot coffee. It is truly my favorite snack, treat, and sometimes serves wonderfully as a quicky breakfast replacement, too. I freely admit to being addicted to the stuff! It's also good in smoothies, on toasted homemade bread, and I use it in cooking, as well.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of
Simple and deliciousI purchase tins of roasted, salted peanuts and cashews at a warehouse club and used them to make this recipe. It's so much healthier than the nut butters at the grocery store - and cheaper too! Sometimes I play up the flavor by adding a little unrefined sweetener like maple sugar or coconut sugar or some spice such as cinnamon, cardamom, or even chili powder for a savory treat. I always refrigerate mine in a glass jar once it cools down from the blender, and it keeps great in the fridge.