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Have you ever heard of a Baru Nut? These superfood nuts are super high in protein and antioxidants, making them a great addition to your diet! This simple recipe shows you how to make a delicious Baru Nut Butter and Chocolate Baru Nut Butter Cups. They're gluten-free and vegan, with a paleo-option.

Baru Nut Butter


Description

Have you ever heard of a Baru Nut? These superfood nuts are super high in protein and antioxidants, making them a great addition to your diet! This simple recipe shows you how to make a delicious Baru Nut Butter. It’s gluten-free and vegan, with a paleo-option.


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz. (1 heaping cup) roasted baru nuts, preferably with the shells removed, see Notes
  • 24 tablespoons coconut oil, peanut butter, or cashew butter, I used peanut butter
  • Salt, to taste 

Instructions

  1. Place the baru nuts in a high-powered blender or food processor (I use my Vitamix). Blend on medium-high speed for a few minutes or until the nuts have mostly broken down and started to form a butter. How long this takes will depend on the power of your machine. Scrape down the sides of the machine as necessary or use the tamper to keep things moving.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, peanut butter, or cashew butter and blend to combine – this should make things thin out and blend more easily. Taste and add more of the coconut oil or nut butter to get it to your desired consistency and flavor. I probably added about 4 tablespoons of peanut butter. Add salt to taste – I didn’t add any because the peanut butter I used was salted.
  3. Pour into a jar and store in a cool dry place.

Notes

To make the shells easier to remove, put the nuts in a oven preheated to 350°F and roast for about 5 minutes. This will loosen the shells – when they come out of the oven, put on a kitchen towel and roll them around roughly. This should loosen most of the skins. Pull off any loosened skins that didn’t come off.

  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baru, baru nut, baru nuts, nut butter