Hi, my name is Natalie, and I’m addicted to nut butter. It’s true. Take any nut, grind it to a smooth paste, and I’ll find any way to shovel it into my face hole. Make it taste like cookies?! Well, let’s just say I have to hide this Snickerdoodle Nut Butter from myself…
To be totally honest, I made this nut butter before the holidays and gave it as gifts. Yes, I’ve been holding out on you. Please forgive me.
What has been the biggest killer is that in attempt to not over indulge before sporting a bikini on the beach in the Bahamas, I’ve had to resist the temptation to go ham on this jar. I could easily take it down with a spoon. #noshame
Aparently, National Peanut Butter day was this week… Missed that one. Oops. But let’s be honest almond butter in the new peanut butter anyways!
If you think nut butters are just for fancy grocery store shelves and juice bars, think again. There are so many ways to use nut butter…
- As a toast topper (duh.)
- In a smoothie
- An artisanal spin on PB&J sandwich
- Dipper for apple slices
- On top of a bowl of oats
- Grown up “ants on a log”
- Mixed with soy sauce for a savory sauce
- With a spoon… I mean…
Let’s chat real quick about making this nut butter. Whenever you’re grinding nuts, the major key is consistency. First, the nuts will turn into a powder, then a coarse grind, and then a creamy, runny mix. If you’re really struggling to get it smooth enough, you can add the oil to smooth it out. If you don’t need it, it’s better without. ALSO. Do not add the maple syrup until completely smooth. Adding it any earlier will cause the paste to seize up and ruin the consistency. Yes, I know from experience.
If you’re completely obsessed with nut butter and also ok with ruining any sort of shred of a diet, make this nut butter NOW. Actually, make it anyways. And thank me later.
Scrumptious cookie spices + creamy nut butter = pure bliss! Make this easy treat and you’ll be spreading Snickerdoodle Nut Butter on everything!
- 3 cups toasted cashews
- 2 cup toasted walnuts, almonds, or other nut
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2-3 Tbs. maple syrup or coconut sugar
- 1-2 Tbs. coconut oil (if needed)
- Add toasted and cooled nuts to a food processor or blender. Grind until smooth, scraping sides every few minutes. This could take anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes, I found the consistency was perfect after about 15 minutes. Give your machine a break if it starts to overheat.
- Add the cinnamon and salt and pulse to incorporate. At the very end, add maple syrup or sugar and blend until just incorporated.