Make Your Own Nut Butters

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Rachel Miller
Pistachio-Cardamom Butter and Cashew-Cinnamon-Nutmeg Butter.

I don't know if you have strolled down the nut butter section at your grocery store lately, but the options for nut butters are exploding past just peanut butter or almond butter. Cashew butter, blended nut butters, and nut butters with a variety of added spices have arrived to shake up toast, sandwiches and anything else we dare to spare a little spread.

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Rachel Miller
Roasted pistachios and cashews.

With fresh bread, croissants and English muffins on my bakery-testing schedule, we have been eating a lot of nut butter. I use it to bake with, but it's great for a quick snack on crackers or added to a smoothie.

Nut butters can be expensive. I almost fell over when I saw that almond butter had jumped up to $17 a jar a month ago. I get it, nuts are expensive. However, I can make it at home myself, make it to my specific taste, and usually save a little money in the process.

My favorite is pistachio-cardamom butter, while my husband prefers cashew-cinnamon-nutmeg. Try out you own combinations using the basic recipe below to create your own crazy concoctions.

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