When I first learnt that you can make almost any vegan nut butter at home so easily, I was beyond excited (possibly I need to get out more).
The list of ingredients at the back of most commercially available jars is very long and you immediately assume that making a peanut butter, for example, is a complicated affair (requiring industrial strength machines).
Turns out that all you need is nuts, an oven (which is not necessary, but roasting the nuts beforehand gives the spread a rounder flavour) and a food processor. And it doesn’t even need to be a super powerful food processor.
When I went home for Christmas, I dug out my mum’s food processor, which I remember her using when I was only few years old. To be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for the 70’s food processor; but I was so wrong. I made a beautiful almond butter in a matter of a few minutes and the machine didn’t even break sweat.
If that clapped out old-school gadget could do it, anything can. Go on, have a go, it’s magic – and so much better for you too. You can also try my hazelnut and chocolate spread if you feel like something even more indulgent.
PS: If you make my vegan nut butter, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!