A Recipe For DIY Nut Butter

Have nut butter on hand whenever you get a craving with this DIY recipe.


You can make just about any nut butter if you have a powerful blender (like a Vitamix) and 10 minutes to spare. Food processors work too, but you may get a slightly courser consistency.

DIY Nut Butter
Makes about 2 cups 


2 1/2 cups nuts (raw, salted, sprouted or roasted—see which you like best!)

2 Tbsp. oil, optional (if you want a smoother consistency)

Honey, maple syrup, brown sugar or coconut sugar, to taste, optional


Put everything in your choice of machine and blend until smooth. Push the tamper down if using a blender, and stop a few times to scrape the sides if you have a food processor. Butter will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Don’t know which nuts runners should go for? Read The Best Nut Butters For Runners for the answer (and more DIY tips).