3 homemade nut butter recipes: Peanut, Pecan, and Cashew. Makes a great gift! Repin to save.

Looking for a homemade gift that is delicious, practical, and not loaded with sugar? Homemade nut butters are the answer!

Pretty much any nut can be made into a nut butter. I used peanuts, cashews, and pecans. But other options include hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts – and even seeds, like sunflower seeds, pepitas, and sesame seeds.

3 homemade nut butter recipes: Peanut, Pecan, and Cashew. Makes a great gift! Repin to save.

To Toast Or Not To Toast?

Toasting nuts before processing them in the food processor adds extra flavor to the final product. I would highly recommend this step (although it is not absolutely necessary.)

Customizing Your Nut Butter Flavors

To vary the flavor, you can add all sorts of other ingredients, like:

  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Powdered ginger

You can even add savory spices to nut butter.

Homemade nut butters: Cashew, Pecan, and Peanut butter. Repin to save!


Making Them Gift-Worthy

  • Package them in 4-ounce Mason jars
  • For a bigger gift, give a set of 3 nut butters, along with some jam and a decorative spreading knife
  • Give one homemade nut butter and a jar of this salty hot fudge
  • On a budget? Peanut butter is the cheapest option.

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Homemade Nut Butters

Homemade Nut Butters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

To toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350F. Place nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, stir nuts, and return to oven for 3 minutes. Check to see if the nuts are toasted. If not, stir, and return to oven for 2 more minutes. Keep an eye on the nuts, as they can quickly burn. Be sure to cool nuts completely before pureeing.


Peanut Butter:

  • 2 cups toasted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Cashew Butter:

  • 2 cups toasted cashes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Pecan Butter:

  • 2 cups toasted pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place nuts in a food processor. Process for several minutes, scraping down sides in between. It may take 5 minutes or more to make a smooth nut butter. Once you're happy with the consistency, add the salt, sweetener, and other desired add-ins.
  2. Place nut butter in a glass jar, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.