I didn't realize just how easy it is to make a nut butter. It is SUPER simple and you might just get hooked like we have!
First, you want to make crispy nuts.
or here's the quick version:
4 cups raw almonds or other nut
1 tablespoon sea salt
Water enough to cover nuts
Mix salt in water and cover nuts. Let set for at least 7 hours.
(If making cashew crispy nuts, soak no longer than 5 hours)
Drain and rinse with cool water
Lay flat on dehydrator.
Dehydrate 12-24 hours until dry and crispy.
Once your crispy nuts of whatever kind are ready, then you want to toast them.
I took them out of my dehydrator and laid them on a baking sheet with a silpat mat. Toast them at 350* for about 8 minutes. Shake the pan or turn the nuts and give them approximately 8 more minutes. You will know they are ready, because the smell will be insanely good!
Process. They will take several minutes. If you watch, you will see them turn from ground nuts, to almost a flour, to the butter. The oils will release and they will begin coming together in a ball.
I added a few tablespoons of honey to ours and it is absolutely delicious!