Homemade Hazelnut Butter
Why This Recipe Works
Making your own nut butter in a food processor couldn't be simpler, and it allows you to customize the butter to your taste with the addition of ground spices. We found that toasting the nuts prior to processing not only boosted their flavor but also warmed their oils, allowing for faster breakdown during processing. We also discovered that if the butter was too thick or thin, we could adjust the consistency by adding some vegetable oil or water, 1 teaspoon at a time, and continuing to process until the butter reached the desired consistency.