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Home Ground Nut Butters

Make these nut butters at home in just minutes with a high powered blender. Enjoy the super fresh taste and eat healthy while staying on budget. 
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Shelly Bartels


Pecan or Almond Nut Butter

  • 6 cups organic pecans or almonds
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup oil avocado oil (see notes)

Peanut Butter

  • 6 cups dry roasted organic peanuts



  1. Place nuts (and ~1/4 cup oil for almond or pecan butter) into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Turn on and slowly increase speed to high. Use the tamper to press the nuts into the blades. Add more oil as needed in 2 Tablespoon increments.
  2. In about 1 minute you will hear a high-pitched chugging sound. Keep using the tamper to press the nuts against the blades until the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, the motor wound will change and become low and laboring. Stop the machine.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge (or freeze for longer storage).

Champion Juicer

  1. Using the solid, blank plate in body hub with the funnel, gently push nuts into the grinder. Catch the nut butter in a jar.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge (or freeze for longer storage).

14 Cup Food Processor

  1. If you are using a smaller food processor be sure to decrease the amount of nuts you are grinding so as not to overload the machine.
  2. Place nut in food processor, turn on. Grind to fine powder (2-10 minutes) and then add oil if needed. I personally recommend starting with 1/4 cup of oil and increasing in 2 Tbsp increments.
  3. Continue processing until it becomes smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Continue processing! The nut oil will release as the mixture continues to warm; it should turn creamy and smooth and move around very easily inside the bowl of the food processor.
  5. It may take up to 15-20 minutes until it is totally creamy, this depends on the strength and size of your food processor and how many nuts you are processing. It is okay to add ore oil if needed.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge (or freeze for longer storage).

Recipe Notes

You can use olive oil or avocado oil in the nut butters, however, make sure that if you are going bake or heat the nut butter that you use avocado oil (heat stable to 500 degrees Farenheight). Olive oil should not be heated because it oxidizes and produces free radicals.