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Homemade Multi Nut/Seed Butter

by Heather

Hey hey it’s Friday!

I’m 1)heading to pump it this mornings, then 2)work all day, and then 3)being pumped for the weekend!  It’s going to be a much more mellow weekend compared to last weekend, but still very awesome. 

I was so happy with yesterday’s grocery savings excitement!  Guess I’m not the only one who loooooves saving.

Thanks for sharing what you do to save some moola at the grocery store.  Now we’re onto…

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Holly @ The Runny Egg

How did I miss all of your budgeting posts? I love budgeting and rolling our debt snowball!

Great job on your food budget — I totally agree with you on subbing out with what you already have on hand. I definitely need to clean out my pantry soon and see what gems I have hidden in there.

Simply Life

Great tips! I try to plan meals that use similar ingredients so it helps keep the costs down!

Heather

Those are all great ideas. We just paid off our last credit card this summer and it felt fantastic! (We’ve been working on paying off five credit cards for almost 9 years and finally were able to do it). There are 6 of us in our family (I have 4 sons and my monthly grocery budget is $1020. It seems like a lot, but with 6 people and having to buy diapers it’s really not. One of the things that helped me stick to my budget when we were just starting out was to carry the money in the envelope like you suggested. It really helped me realize that when I ran out of money that it was gone and I couldn’t get more. I also shop at Costco and make an almost weekly trip there for eggs, milk, bread, and cereal. Once a month I buy diapers, wipes, laundry and dish detergent. That’s one of the reasons I have a monthly budget instead of a weekly. It just works out better for the weeks that I have a large Costco trip. Oh, and any money that is saved on any areas of our budget is put into a savings account.

Isabelle

This is great! I always sub ingredients in recipes to try and make use of what I have.

I love it!  Extra money savings tips are always welcomed.

One more way I save money?  Making my own nut butter at home!  All nut/seed butters are expensive (except for peanut butter).  I’ve had a want to pick up a few different varieties, but with the budget I just don’t squeeze it in.

Instead I ended up just making my own combo nut/seed butter at home!

I was almost out of almond butter and had just returned from the store, having forgotten to pick up any PB or AB (2 that I like to keep on hand).  I was also pretty low on my nuts and seeds. 

What’s a girl to do?  Combine them into one!

In my mix I’ve got-

peanuts

almonds

cashews

pumpkin seeds

sunflower seeds

All wrapped up into one jar of deliciousness.

It tastes great on yogurt multi-grain pancakes (tested out many times this week), on bananas, apples, pears, in wraps, on toast and straight up out of the jar. 

Plus it’s a great way to use whatever left over nuts/seeds you’ve got left in your pantry.  No extra ingredients to buy which saves you money!

Homemade Multi Nut/Seed Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions

  1. Combine all the nuts/seeds in a food processor and run on high for 10-12 minutes.  Scrape the sides down every 3-4 minutes. 
  2. Once smooth like nut butter, add in the oil and sea salt.  Run for another 2-3 minutes to mix completely.
  3. Store in an airtight container or jar.

Note: all nuts/seeds were raw with the exception on the sunflower seeds… they were roasted and had a little oil on them.

Have you ever made your own nut or seed butter?  What’s your favorite combo to make or one you want to see?

Heather

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 23, 2011 - 5:35 am

Yum! What a sweet recipe! I bet its fab 🙂

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Eleah September 23, 2011 - 5:45 am

I would of never thought to mix nuts/ seeds together. I’ve made my own AB before… it is SO much cheaper. I just bought a jar of it this week and it was my first time ever actually buying it.

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:33 am

Isn’t it such a treat getting a new jar of AB?

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 23, 2011 - 7:22 am

Yum! This nut butter combo sounds amazing. My favorite I’ve made so far is a pumpkin almond butter. A perfect combo in my book!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:33 am

Pumpkin AB sounds outta this world!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg September 23, 2011 - 8:35 am

This reminds me of that Nuttzo nut butter — it is just a big mix of nuts and tastes really good. Nice job!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:32 am

I have a feeling I’d like nuttzo.

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Hilliary@ HappilyEverHealthy September 23, 2011 - 8:51 am

Thanks for posting the other money saving tips! That multi nut butter sounds fabulous!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:32 am

You’re very welcome Hilliary 🙂

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julie September 23, 2011 - 9:24 am

i’m obsessed with the fact that you ptu like 12,000 different nuts in here haha. i would die for a huge honkin jar of this but i’m honestly too lazy! i’m pretty excited for my sister to bring me home some fresh churned from the city this weekend though!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:31 am

Freshly churned is the best you lucky girl you!

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Katie September 23, 2011 - 11:55 am

I love making my own nut butters! My favorite I’ve made so far is a pumpkin spice almond butter, but I do need to try your coconut one that you posted a couple of weeks ago. Seriously addicted to PB & AB. Happy Friday!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:32 am

Pumpkin spice AB… oh my gosh, sounds so tasty!

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Erica September 23, 2011 - 1:22 pm

How fun is this? I’ve only made my own nut butter at home once (walnut cinnamon butter!!), I totally need to do it again! I love the idea of throwing in whatever nuts/seeds you have on hand. Happy weekend

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:31 am

Walnut cinnanon butter?! Sign me up! I bet that was so tasty + walnuts are SOOOO good for ya.

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B n B September 23, 2011 - 3:46 pm

That looks so great – chunky!

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook September 24, 2011 - 5:03 am

Great idea to mix! So far we’ve had almond butter and it was a nice change, I’ll have to try the mix, it looks so good.

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:30 am

Change is always fun 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Carol!

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Isabelle September 24, 2011 - 5:11 am

This is such a quick and easy recipe & it has one of fave nuts cashews 🙂 I’m going to try out this recipe except I want to add Brazil & Macadamia to the mix.
Hope you have a great weekend!

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Get Healthy with Heather September 24, 2011 - 5:29 am

Brazil and macadamia nuts will be so delicous! I’ve made brazil nut butter a few times… it’s the fastest one to turn into nut butter. So easy!

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