Homemade Nut Butter

Homemade nut butter. Why didn’t I do this sooner?! Ever since I hopped on the almond butter train, I’ve been shocked by the price (over $20!) of organic, almond butter! When you go through the good stuff as fast as I do, that’s quite an investment. So, I started to wonder if I could ever be one of those really cool people who make their OWN nut butter. From scratch. At home. I did a little research on best practice and gave it a whirl. Literally. It worked like a charm. So, I kept it up and now I rarely buy jars at the store anymore. There are so many fun combinations of nut butter to try!

almondbutterHere’s how: Use about 1 cup of nuts for about 1 jar of nut butter and a strong blender or Vitamix. Just blend away. Check every so often to spoon mixture from sides (if it all builds up on the side, the blade will start to burn out.) It takes about 10 minutes for the oils to come out and take the mixture from powder to smooth and silky buttah. Watch my very own almond butter video here and enjoy!

You can make nut butter out of:

    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    • Walnuts
    • Peanuts
    • Sunflower seeds (and most other seeds!)
    • Hazelnuts
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Pecans
    • A whole lot more!

Feel free to mix and match. If you love the taste of roasted nuts, just roast your nuts before blending. Lastly, if you like your nut butter crunchy like me, add in some nuts at the end for one last ‘blend.’

Try some add-ins to really get creative:

Sea salt
Dark chocolate chips
Unsweetened coconut
Banana (keep refrigerated after)
Cacoa powder
Carob chips
Maple syrup
Sea salt
Vanilla extract
Pumpkin puree
Goji Berries

One Healthy Breakdown: you’re nuts if you don’t try this at home!

Chocolaty Nut Clusters

These chocolate nutty clusters from Anke’s Fit Bakery are gluten and guilt free. Anke’s protein-packed bites are fun for the beach – or to sneak into the movie theater instead of buying processed snacks, just don’t tell them we told you to! 😉



  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted or raw peanuts (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • (or any mixture of nuts you like – 3 cups total)
  • 2/3 cup Sucanat
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 315 degrees (convection setting if available). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper & lightly spray with non stick spray.

Place all ingredients (except the nuts) in one bowl and mix with a spoon until well-combined. Add nuts to the mixture and stir until all nuts are covered.

With a teaspoon, drop the nut mixture in clusters on the baking sheets. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 min. Let the clusters cool on the baking sheets and place in a airtight container once cool. Share if you can!


One Healthy Breakdown: these nutty clusters beat movie theater snacks ANY day!