Sounds dirty, doesn’t it? And honestly, the way I made tongue-love to my food processor afterwards, it practically was! Truth: you know you’re a foodie when you’ve mastered the art of licking the ‘S blade’ clean without cutting your tongue.
This is another one that’s so easy, cost-effective, and delicious that I can’t believe it’s not standard practice. Why isn’t everybody doing this?? Maybe because, like me, they assumed you need a high-speed blender. You don’t! All you need is your trusty food processor.
Load up the food processor with 3 cups worth of nuts/seeds. Here I used 1 cup raw almonds, 1 cup raw walnuts, and 1 cup hemp hearts. You can make mono-butter as well, but multi allows for a greater range of nutrients. Plus, you get to be creative and it always tastes different! You can use anything, but I imagine that pecans, macadamias, cashews, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds would be especially wonderful.
Turn that sucker on and LEAVE it on! Other recipes around the internet will call for adding extra liquid -oils, water, sweeteners, or nut milks. But you don’t need to do this! All you need is to be patient and let the food processor keep running (stopping every so often to scrape down the sides). Your nut butter will go through a series of phases (‘crumbly’, ‘sticky’, etc) but after 5-10 minutes the oils will release and the whole thing will relax into a rich, creamy, silky smooth deliciousness.
Those bananas don’t stand a chance.