Reuben can't eat peanut butter as he's allergic to peanuts, but it occurred to me that he could of course try a different kind of nut butter. And it turns out it's really easy to make it at home. So we've been trying cashew nut butter. It's great for, and on, all kinds of things, but I love it as an option just on a bit of bread for afternoon tea. A great way to get the goodness of nuts in to the kids, and I'm happy to join them. It's just a pity Reuben doesn't like it. Ah well.
The easy instructions for making any kind of nut butter are... blitz the nuts and add a little oil until smooth. The added details are...
Cashew Nut Butter
A few handfuls cashew nuts*
A drizzle of oil
Chop nuts with a sharp knife to make the blitzing a little quicker and easier.
Put in to stick blender or mini chopper.
Blitz the nuts while adding a few drops of oil.
Adding oil makes the blitzing easier, but you don't want to add too much, so go slowly until you have the consistency you want.
Blend until as smooth or chunky as you desire.
* Buy roasted and salted nuts. Or roast the nuts at home before starting, and add a little salt to taste once blended.