Prep Time: 6 min | Total Time: 6 min | Servings: 8

The most common nut butters are peanuts and almonds, both of which are common allergies. If you’re allergic to those, what can you do?

Some natural health food stores also offer sunflower butter and cashew butter, and those can be options. But even those often have added sugar. Another option: make your own! My favorite: walnut butter. Very high in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids.


  • 2 cups nuts of choice, ideally soaked for the appropriate length of time. (Almonds: 8 hours. Brazil nuts: none. Peanuts: 8 hours. Pecans: 4 hours. Cashews: 2 hours. Hazelnuts: 8 hours. Macadamia nuts: 8 hours. Pine nuts: 8 hours. Pistachios: none. Walnuts: 4 hours.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 tsp olive oil
  • A dash of cinnamon


  1. Add nuts to a food processor or high powered blender. Process until sticky.
  2. Add salt and cinnamon. Blend again.
  3. Add the oil, half a teaspoon at a time, and continue to blend until the desired consistency is achieved.

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