View Full Version : Nut butter Question
12-21-2004, 03:09 PM
I see in different recipes where it will call for raw nut butters, but neither of my machines, Champion or Samsung will produce the nut better like that which one can buy in health food store coming from a grinding machine.Is it alright to just use the somewhat butter as it comes out of my machines or do I need to add something to my butters as they are very dry. My question is mainly as it relates to putting the nut butter into a recipe not to just eat it or spread it on something.
I haven't made nut butters with my champion juicer yet, but I heard others did, and they add a bit of olive oil in between grinding the nuts... maybe that way it's not going to be as dry as without the oil? Just a suggestion here, maybe others have better ideas...
12-21-2004, 04:23 PM
That is an excellent question!!! It's been driving my husband and I crazy too! The Maranatha Raw almond butter has just : raw almonds under it's ingredients . So we too tried to put them in our green star juicer, and vita mix. But it is too dry. I would think they would list oil somewhere if they used it. But like Jay said, everyone else I know always puts oil in theirs. I wish there was an easy answer, cuz my kids inhale it and it's pricey.
You can of course always soak them before you make the nut butter, but then maybe the taste is somewhat different to the ones you buy at the store...
12-22-2004, 11:19 AM
From what I've read, the commercial producers have more powerful machines than what we can buy for home use, so they can make nut butters with just nuts. For home use, there's no way to get around adding oil. I was thinking though that pecans or walnuts might work better without oil, since they have a higher natural fat content. Haven't tried it though!
12-23-2004, 05:52 AM
Thanks all, jessk1
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