Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Many recipes call for it and it's not readily available outside Australia but you can use this method to create your own peanut butter, pecan butter, brazil nut butter, hazelnut butter, almond butter or any nut butter you like. Am guessing at how much it will yield and listed it twice so RZ would recognize it. After looking at one of Jubes fish recipes, I have wondered if this could be used in savory dishes that have a butter and nut combination??


  1. Simply place the nuts in a heavy-duty food processor and process continually until smooth.
  2. A 'crunchy' nut butter will typically take about 3 minutes' worth of processing and a smooth nut butter will take 5 minutes' worth of processing.
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Thanks to you & your reviewers I found the moral support I needed to throw a load of walnuts in my processor & blitz! I added a drop of sunflower oil and a tsp of organic honey which improved it no end!

Tina and Dave September 03, 2014

Crickey, I am absolutely rapt when i get the chance to learn a whole new technique rather than just a recipe! I don't know why I hadn't thought of making my own nut butters this way before but I can be sure I will be doing it again. I made a smaller batch just for me in my mini chopper. Then I spread it on a toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel and drizzled it with just a touch of Australian honey. It was beautiful for breakfast. I am sure this will work well with a variety of nuts but that buttery texture of the Macadamia nuts really lent itself to this method. I think that the only thing I might try slightly differently next time is just to roast the nuts first. It was great as written but I just would like to see how it turns out that way too. Thanks! Made for the Chow Hound team in ZWT5.

Sarah_Jayne May 12, 2009

Though I am usually reluctant to give 5 stars to a recipe with one ingredient, this was worth it. I actually ditched my food processor a while back because I was moving and hardly ever used it, so I processed this in the blender. That worked out great! I did add a little water because I thought it may need it, but in the end I decided it was not necessary. Thanks for this, it's better than peanut butter:)

Kumquat the Cat's friend May 19, 2009