Recipes and Cooking Homemade Nut Butter Use this base recipe to make your own nut butter out of sunflower seeds, pecans, cashews, or any other favorite nut. By Nancy Macklin Nancy Macklin Instagram Nancy Macklin has been developing recipes for 30 years. She is a registered dietician with experience in testing recipes and foodservice consultation. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 14, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 cup Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup raw nuts, such as almonds, cashews, pecans, or sunflower seed kernels ½ teaspoon salt (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Place nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake 7 to 15 minutes or until just starting to toast (time will vary depending on the type of nut). Immediately place warm nuts in a food processor (a blender is not recommended). Process 7 to 15 minutes* or until thick and spreadable, scraping sides occasionally. Nuts will look dry and crumbly the first 5 minutes of processing but will come together into nut butter with longer processing. If desired, add salt; process 30 seconds more. Transfer nut butter to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Let refrigerated nut butter stand at room temperature to soften before using. *Process times Almonds: 15 minutes, Cashews: 15 minutes,Pecans: 10 minutes, Sunflower kernels: 10 minutesIf processor starts to overheat, stop and let it cool 3 minutes then continue.The textures of the nut butters will vary depending on the type of nut. Cashew butter is a thick paste which sets up after chilling. Pecan butter is very thin and doesn't thicken when chilled. Almond butter and sunflower butter are thin but spreadable after processing. They thicken a bit when chilled. Cashew Butter PER TBSP. 98 cal., 14 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 2 mg sodium, 5 g carb., 1 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 3 g pro. Pecan Butter PER TBSP. 86 cal., 9 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 0 mg sodium, 5 g carb., 1 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 1 g pro. Sunflower Seed Butter PER TBSP. 80 cal., 7 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 0 mg sodium, 3 g carb., 2 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 3 g pro. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 103 Calories 9g Fat 4g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 103 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Total Carbohydrate 4g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 4g Calcium 48.1mg 4% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 131mg 3% Folate, total 7.9mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.