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Frugal Friday: Homemade Nut Butter–It’s SO EASY!

 

Did you know it really only takes 1 ingredient to make nut butter? Yes all you need is NUTS!

First off, place your nuts of choice in a food processor (you can toast your nuts first for about 15 minutes if you want a roasted taste), we used 1/2 cup raw almonds. Pulse the nuts to a powder consistency. Then, run your food processor for a few minutes.

Allow the nuts to relax for a minute or two, then run your processor again. You will notice the mixture will start clumping up.

Continue to repeat the process until you get a smooth nut butter consistency! From start to finish it took about 10 minutes.

Now you can add honey to sweeten, a pinch or salt, or enjoy by itself! You just made your own nut butter!!!

NOW, I was really wanting to make some NO-Bake Energy Bites, and this was the perfect compliment to my recipe: don’t these look DELISH! They are super good for you too (well maybe if you used dark chocolate), here is the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup oats – I buy organic in bulk section at WinCo around $.90/lb

1/2 fresh ground flax seeds – I buy in bulk section at WinCo around $.80/lb

1/2 cup nut butter – homemade

1/3 cup honey – I buy at Costco, 5/lbs for $12.89 *stock-up price

1/2 cup chocolate chips of your choice – I just bought some at Grocery Outlet for $.99 *stock-up price

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (I did lightly pulse chocolate chips first), then cool mixture in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight. This helps soften the oats and makes the mixture easier to form. Then roll mixture into balls and your ready to serve. Store in refrigerator for snacking to help give you a boost of energy!