You know the can of mixed nuts that surfaces at Christmas gatherings after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey? The entire family can be feeling sick because they’re so full, but the chocolates, caramel corn, and mixed nuts still have to come out, right?
Well, this nut butter tastes EXACTLY like those mixed nuts! It’s like Christmas ALL YEAR LONG!
Why It’s A Smart Choice
I keep a large stock of various kinds of nuts in my kitchen. They’re all so delicious and have different nutritional profiles, so I don’t want to just stick with the same old nut. I’m already committed to one for life anyways.
So, when I make nut butter, I’m faced with the problem of committing to one other nut for a little while. To fix that problem I just threw them all in together! My indecisiveness resulted in amazingness. This just might be the best nut butter you’ll ever taste.
Here are the nuts I used:
Almonds: This nut takes the number one place as being the most concentrated source of many key nutrients: calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E, protein, and fibre.
Cashews: This creamy nut is a zinc superstar! Additionally, it has the least amount of fat and calories.
Hazelnuts: These round little nuggets are the best nut source for iron and are a rich source of heart healthy mono-unsaturead fats, Vitamin E, and folate.
Pecans: Admittedly, pecans don’t take first place in any of the key nutrients but they’re delicious and there truly aren’t any bad nuts. They are still considered a good source for many nutrients such as potassium and zinc.
Nutrition per Ounce:
|Calcium (mg)||Iron (mg)||Magnesium (mg)||Potassium(mg)||Zinc (mg)||Vit E||Fat (g)||Protein (g)||Fibre (g)|
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- 3/4 cup pecans (unsalted)
- 3/4 cup whole almonds (unsalted)
- 3/4 cup hazelnuts (unsalted)
- 3/4 cup cashews (unsalted)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Over medium low heat, saute the nuts in a frying pan until they are a golden brown. Stir frequently to avoid burning them.
- Allow to cool slightly. Then place the nuts, oil, and salt in a high powered blender or food processor. Process according to your machine’s instructions for making peanut butter. Avoid over heating your machine!
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