Plant-based, natural, protein-packed and preservative-free – homemade nut butters offer many health and nutrition benefits. Vitamix can help you make delicious nut butters at home in a snap. In just a few simple steps, you can make a variety of spreads to use for sandwiches, in smoothies or as a dip or snack.

Before you make your blended butter, read through these tips:

  • Gather ingredients
  • If you’re roasting the nuts, let them cool completely before blending.
  • Add the recommended amount of nuts, followed by oil (if called for)
  • Start on the machine’s lowest speed, then quickly adjust to its highest speed.
  • Use the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  • Blend to your desired texture, using the Pulse feature as necessary.
  • Need some tips and tricks for the tastiest blends? Here’s how to make the best customized creations for your lifestyle and flavor preferences:

    Fuller flavor

  • Roast nuts on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes to give nut butters a deeper flavor, creamier texture and to release oils more easily.
  • Vary your nut selection based on your favorite flavors – mix almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia and various seeds to create your own blend.

    Texture tips

  • Blend longer for a creamier consistency (or add a teaspoon of coconut oil). Pulse for a chunkier texture.
  • If your blend gets stuck, be sure to use your tamper!
  • Sweeten things up

  • Sweeten your blend with honey, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon or dates. Use in moderation and add to taste.
  • Make the most of your blend and drizzle nut butter over ice cream, pancakes, waffles or açaí bowls.
  • Save it for later

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze.
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