I’m poor and nut-butters are pricey, so why not?
Turns out, it really isn’t that hard to make.
- extra virgin olive oil
- agave nectar*
*optional (I used both)
First, soak the nuts in water so they absorb the moisture (fill the water level to just above the nuts). It doesn’t take too long and after a few minutes, they should have soaked up much of the water.
After a few minutes add a bit more water until it’s higher above the nuts again.
Then, transfer to blender (I used my Magic Bullet so it was all set to go) and start blend blend blending away. After a few pulses, add in the EVOO.
Keep adding water slowly, until it’s the consistency you want (I prefer my nut-butters creamy smooth, but maybe you’re more of a chunky person).
If you like your nut-butter sweet, add in a tbsp of agave nectar. It’s not overly sugary and adds just a subtle sweetness. Also, you may want to add salt, depending on whether or not your soynuts were salted to start.
Then scoop and enjoy…
With bread and jam…
With oat bran…
Now isn’t that gorgeous? Simple to make, versatile, AND it cost next to nothing.
Seriously, everyone, try it.