Kitchen Sink Nut Butter & Cuisinart Food Processor Review

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After dealing with a leaky (and often explosive) food processor for over a year, it was finally time to break down and hunt for a new one. Next to my blender the food processor is my second most used kitchen appliance, so I want one that does the job well. After asking for your input on my Facebook page and reading reviews, I decided to buy the Cuisinart 14-cup food processor. I heard mostly positive things about Cuisinart processors and figured it was worth a shot!

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So far, it lives up to the hype! I’ve been using it for a couple months now and it works great. I also love the huge buttons on the front. It’s straight-forward and easy to use which is always a good thing for those of us who are appliance challenged. [This is coming from the girl who broke a previous food processor on the very first try. I blame the bone-dry honey dates!] I am looking forward to trying out the dough setting too.

My only complaint is that crumbs get stuck in the lid and I haven’t found an easy way to get them out. A butter knife seems to do the trick, but it’s a bit annoying that I can’t seem to take apart the lid. I read that others have this problem too, so hopefully Cuisinart remedies this in their next release.

Since my purchase, I’ve been making nut butter like nobody’s business. What better way to break in a new processor and see what it’s worth? This one today is a lovely “every day” nut butter just bursting with nutrition.

So far, the new Cuisinart is holding its own. I’ll report back at the end of cookbook testing. It could be a long road…

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Kitchen Sink Nut Butter

Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free

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My goal was to pack as many healthy ingredients in as possible. I ended up adding walnuts, almonds, pecans, flax, chia, hemp, pure maple syrup, fine grain sea salt, pure vanilla extract, and a touch of coconut oil for an ultra silky feel. You can’t tell by the photo how many amazing ingredients are lurking inside, but it’s packing a nutritional powerhouse. Feel free to play around with the seeds and nuts depending on what you have in your own kitchen.

Yield
1.25 to 1.5 cups
Prep Time
Cook time
Total Time

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/4 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • fine grain sea salt, to taste (you want the flavour to pop!)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a non-stick mat. In a large bowl, mix together the nuts, seeds, and maple syrup. Spread out mixture onto baking sheet and bake for about 14-15 minutes minutes or until lightly golden, stirring once half way through. Watch closely after 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes before placing into a food processor. Process for about 10 minutes, stopping to scrape the bowl every 30-60 seconds as needed. The mixture will be very drippy and smooth when it’s ready. It may seem like it will never come together, but don’t lose hope. Add in the vanilla, salt, and coconut oil and process until combined and smooth.
  3. If you’d like crunchy almond butter, stir or pulse in chopped nuts.

Tips:

Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Will keep for at least 1 month.

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I don’t say this often, but the best part of this recipe is the clean up!

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1 osgmom April 27, 2012

Can’t wait to get home to make this nut butter!

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2 Shana April 27, 2012

I have been debating for 5 MONTHS about which food processor to buy because I wanted to be sure it could handle making nut butter. After reading this, I think I’ve finally made up my mind. Thank you for the review!

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3 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 27, 2012

Ooh, I really appreciate the review on the food processor. I got a cheap one to see if I would ever use it and since I do, I’m looking to upgrade. In the meantime, I’m making some of that butter! Happy Friday!

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4 LizAshlee April 27, 2012

Mmmm…I absolutely love nut butter…of almost any type…the more the merrier! My Ninja was my most used kitchen appliance and it just died a couple weeks back and I broke down and got a Vitamix-I am LOVING it!! Have a great weekend!

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5 Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen April 27, 2012

What a great idea! It makes me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!?” I love how you coat the nuts/seeds in maple syrup and toast them before hand. It’s almost like you made CANDIED kitchen sink nut butter. YUM.O.

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6 Melissa @ squatsandsquash April 27, 2012

We love our cuisinart food processor that we got as a wedding gift! I have yet to try it to make nut butter though. Thanks for the recipe it looks delicious!!

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7 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 27, 2012

I have the same food processor and I love it, so many things that can be done using it!!

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8 Laura (Five Focus) April 27, 2012

I heart my Cuisinart! I don’t even bother putting it back in the cupboard anymore since I know i’ll just be pulling it right back out again.
Running out the door to pick up my weekly nut stash- totally making this this afternoon- Thx!

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9 Amy Malone April 27, 2012

Have I read that you have a Vita-Mix? I do and wanted to know if you do, have youever made the nut butters with it? if so which speed? Thanks! Love your recipes and posts!! :)

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10 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Yes I do. I tried making nut butter with it and I really didnt like making it this way…it was so hard to scoop out! I def. prefer using a processor when making nut butter. Personal preference though!

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11 Maggie October 4, 2015

I made heaps of nut butter in an old Cuisinart (1070s model?) for four months when travelling in Mexico, it was brilliant. When attempting to make butter in a friend’s VitaMix we were surprised and annoyed at how long it took.

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12 Kelly April 27, 2012

I have this food processor also and that is my one complaint, the crumbs getting stuck in the lid! Usually I take a “vegan butter” knife and run it around to dislodge anything. My old food processor actually died while making almond butter. It overheated and the motor melted inside. I have not tried making nut butter with this yet, since I’m still wary, but I may have to try this, it looks delish!

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13 Robyn April 27, 2012

Yep,,,I agree with the bits in the lid,,,very annoying,,,and yep clean-up is the best part. Can’t wait to try your nut butter<3

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14 Cindy April 27, 2012

I don’t have a food processor. Is there any way I could do this in the blender?

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

You can make nut butter in a vitamix, but I’m not sure about other blenders. Maybe someone else can comment to this if they have tried it.

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16 Melissa October 2, 2013

I’ve made nut butters in all kinds of blenders. It works, but it definitely shows how some blenders are *much* better designed than others.

With an inferior blender, you have to be a lot more hands on–scraping the sides, blending in short bursts–than with the Cuisinart.

Burn out is a real danger, but you can avoid it by letting the motor rest in between 10-20 second grids.

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17 Anda April 27, 2012

I have a KitchenAid blender. I tried making nut butter with it and it didn’t work – it’s not powerful enough and it overheated. I ended up adding almond milk and fruit to make a very nutty smoothie.

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18 Jessica @ Chockohlawtay April 27, 2012

Mmmm that’s one great ingredient list :) I’ve been wanting a food processor for forever but my dorm is just too small… I’ve been looking at the 4-cup ones… I hope I can make this nut butter with THAT puny thing

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19 Lulu April 27, 2012

I make nut butter all the time in my mini Cuisinart, works just fine :)

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20 Kelly April 27, 2012

Which mini Cuisinart do you have Lulu?

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21 Lulu April 27, 2012
22 Jessica @ Chockohlawtay April 27, 2012

Really?! That just made my day! Gonna take look at food processors now :)
Thanks!

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23 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 27, 2012

I love kitchen sink nut butters! I did one with Brazil nuts one and it was ah-mazing. I also like to add spices to mine… so chocolate chunks, of course. :)

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24 Carolina April 27, 2012

Hmm that’s funny I’m getting my sister one of these for a wedding present!

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25 Ashley April 27, 2012

Oh man, I love everything you put into this one!! I also make nut butter constantly and looove my Cuisinart. Sometimes, if we’re out, I’ll even make it in the morning while I’m cooking breakfast. Obsessed.

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26 Christine (The Brighter Side of Life) April 27, 2012

That looks amazing! I love all the ingredients, so this will be a must-make. Maybe I’ll be able to coax my 5-year-old to try it. He avoids nut butters (even peanut butter) like the plague!

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27 Sandy B April 27, 2012

Wow! I have to try this! Amazing ingredient list.

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28 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 27, 2012

Oooh I love the combination of nuts! I’ve never made or tried a multi-nut butter before!

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29 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 27, 2012

I’ve been without my food processor for about 2 years now (it was in Florida with my mom, while I was in Ohio and then Georgia). I should finally have it back in about a month … it will be a glorious day when I can make delicious nut butters like this one again! ;)

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30 Somer April 27, 2012

I was going to buy more peanut butter and almond butter today since we go through it like banshees on steroids in this house! I have the food processor, I have all the ingredients. Somehow, it hasn’t clicked to make my own :/ I even have (clearly) plenty of all ready lidded glass storage jars to help me identify any concoction I want to make. Oh and I agree with the cuisinart food processor. It really is the best. Every post you write inspires me!

Thanks Angela!

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31 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

I hope you enjoy it if you end up making your own. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you know what to expect it’s really easy. It may feel like it will never come together, but keep going and keep stopping to scrape it down!

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32 Somer April 27, 2012

Good to know! I will be ultra patient ;) Thanks again!

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33 Amelia April 27, 2012

Darn that clean up. ;) There are just some places where a spatula won’t fit, right??

So many powerhouse seeds and nuts all in one!

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34 Willow April 27, 2012

Mmm! I love making nut butters, but have never put so many different nuts/seeds in one batch. Great idea, I will definitely try this!

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35 ashley rebekah April 27, 2012

i have tried so many times to make your lovely nut butters with my cuisinart food processor. i have had zero luck!

i’ve tried using raw nuts, roasted nuts, adding oil, not adding oil, and it just never gets to that creamy/spreadable stage. i wind up with a wasted pile of something between fudge and glue. i think i’m about ready to blame my cuisnart, as it’s about 8 years old and probably extraordinarily upset with me that i keep trying to make nut butters… i hear people who swear by vitamixes, but i think that may be a few pay grades down the road for me :)

any tips for this newbie? i don’t think it’s a patience/time thing as i often give it at least 15 minutes, if not 25, of constant whirring and scraping down of the sides…

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36 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

That is strange indeed! I think I’ve heard that the size of processor can affect the outcome. What size are you using?

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37 Cait's Plate April 27, 2012

The food processor looks great so far but that nut butter looks AMAZING!! :)

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38 Audrey April 27, 2012

This is the same food processor we have and I really like it. I agree with you about the lid, though. I also find that sometimes stuff leaks near the back when you take the lid off. It’s not a big deal, though, and ultimately I’ve been very happy with it. I like how quiet it is, too! :)

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39 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

yes I’ve noticed that too about removing the lid…forgot about that!

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40 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen April 27, 2012

Ang- I have the same food processor and the same problem with the crumbs. I’ve found the best method to be one of those bristle scrub brushes b/c you can get a few of the bristles in between the plastic edge and the other part. Other than that, I’m totally in love with it!

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41 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

that’s a great tip, thanks!

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42 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious April 28, 2012

Hi Angela,

If you are not using the shoot in a recipe, you can cover the bottom of the lid with a pice of plastic wrap before tightening it on the bowl.

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43 Bjorg April 27, 2012

I always get addicted to a Single but butter, now it’s sunflower butter.

This sounds like a great combination :) all my favorite nuts in the same jar !

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44 Alex @ Raw Recovery April 27, 2012

Mmm, I love nut butter but don’t have a food processor to make it, plus I’m lazy. I do love Mara Natha Almond butter though and for a massive jar at Costco for $5 I can’t beat the convenience! The recipe looks great though!

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45 Tracy P April 30, 2012

Good to know that price at Costco. It is so reasonable. I’m on a fixed income + really can not afford to purchase the nuts. Thanks again for the heads up.

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46 Angela April 27, 2012

Great idea….looks delicious. Do you ever soak your raw nuts overnight before making nut butter? I keep reading to do this and don’t really get what the point of it is. Maybe to make sure they are clean? Anyway…just wondering if you heard of that too.

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47 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

I haven’t before (I always seem to forget), but I will have to try it out. I’ve heard soaking nuts and seed releases the enzyme inhibitors and aids in digestion.

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48 Laura May 3, 2012

It also makes completely natural Almond Milk etc.

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49 Holly @ Pink-Runner.com April 27, 2012

I just got a 14 cup Cuisinart food processor too! I haven’t tried it yet, but would love to make nut butter! :)

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50 lela pruitt April 27, 2012

Oh I would love this cookbook. I am not Vegan yet (I have 5 free range hens for eggs and several honey bee hives. But 6weeks ago I discovered the green monster, yum! And one recipe led to another. And when I discovered quinoa and garbanzo beans and vegan burgers I became hooked. Love the one with sweet potatoes.I have so much enery now and have lost 15 pounds without trying. I always feel full and satisfied. Why did I wait till I was 61 to change my eating habits?

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51 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 27, 2012

“My only complaint is that crumbs get stuck in the lid and I haven’t found an easy way to get them out.” Seriously… this drives me NUTS?! I bought this exact same food processor and love it to pieces. The dough setting? Out of this world amazing. I swear my gluten-free naan just couldn’t be the same without it. But you’re right, the lid is a major issue. I made flax and hemp butter in it a couple of months ago. Imagine sticky flax pieces all up in the lid. Similar; I’m sure, to what you experienced with this nut butter. I’m still finding pieces of flax buried deep in there.

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52 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

hah yea I feel you o the lid…hope they fix this issue!

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53 Lynn April 27, 2012

Ooh, I have that same exact complaint about the lid on my cuisinart! Such a pain!

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54 katie@ KatieDid April 27, 2012

I literally just shut off my food processor from making almond butter. Love how you’re left with warm nut butter when you make it from home… love how much went into your recipe, sounds so great!

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55 Michaela@pilgrimageofhealth April 27, 2012

Excited about your new header! When you shifted to this one I was so excited–so beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you put up next.

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56 Emily April 27, 2012

I have a trick for you with food getting stuck in the lid–cover the underside of the lid with plastic wrap. It won’t work if you’re streaming in oil, but for making things like nut butter, where you dump everything in at once and wait, it works fine. When you’re done, you can just peel of the plastic wrap and only clean up the bowl!

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57 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

awww I see what you mean…interesting :)

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58 Donna April 27, 2012

If you need to stream something into the processor, just cut out the plastic wrap under the feed tube. I generally just cut out the hole while the lid is on as the wrap is already stretched tight so it’s easy to do. I also just put the plastic wrap over the bowl and then snap the lid on over it. You can use a slightly heavier weight zip lock bag and cut out one side of it to make a sort of re-usable cover. Because it’s a bit thicker than saran wrap you can wash it after use. The lid will still snap closed although just give an extra push to be sure it’s snapped tightly due to the extra thickness. I prefer this than going through a lot of plastic wrap.

This drawback with the lid is one of those things where I shake my head and wonder if the genius product designers/engineers actually *used* the thing they were making, or did they figure that it’s not a big deal to have to wash the lid and two feed tubes every damned time you made anything in the bowl? And that little bits get up into every crack and cranny of the lid? If we can sort out a simple plastic wrap solution, surely they can come up with something to address this!

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59 Melissa October 2, 2013

Cuisinart makes a flat cap without all the chutes and tube-stoppers. It’s sold separately,of course, but at least it is under $25 :)

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60 Lina April 27, 2012

Angela, this is just a kind-of-off topic question, but since you mentioned your cookbook, I thought I’d ask. I signed up for your cookbook email/newsletter and got the confirmation email, but nothing beyond that. Is it just that since the cookbook is coming out in 2014, there isn’t much to say yet, or am I missing all the emails that are supposed to come?

Your blog is my number one favorite, so I just don’t want to miss out on anything! <3 The nut butter looks fan-freaking-tastic!

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61 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Nope you aren’t missing anything Lina! Thanks for following up. I haven’t had time yet to do it since the move, but it’s on the list! I will likely blog about the first newsletter when it goes out so you can expect it. :)

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62 Lina April 27, 2012

Ok, thanks!

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63 Brigitte April 27, 2012

This is so great, after recently trying Justin’s Maple Almond Butter (and becoming addicted to it!) I’ve been wanting to make my own since that particular almond butter is a little on the pricey side. So this came at the perfect time. I will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for the post Angela!

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64 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 27, 2012

Great info about liking that model. There is always debate between that one and the KitchenAid’s. Thanks for sharing your feedback and that overall you’re super happy.

And that nut butter is calling my name!

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65 Meghan @ Making Love In the Kitchen April 27, 2012

Ooooh, great recipe! And is there anything more fun than playing in the kitchen with a new machine?! Thanks for sharing this- will have to consider upgrading my food processor soon!

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66 Ashley April 27, 2012

How much does this usually cost? The link does not include price. My Food processor JUST broke yesterday….those darn dates! I am desperate to get a (cheap) new one!

Thanks!

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67 Pam April 27, 2012

Do you soak the nuts before roasting

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68 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Nope, I didn’t soak first. Although I might have to try it out, but I think they might have to be dehydrated after soaking? Will look into it…

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69 Sara Lake April 28, 2012

Yes, I have made nut butter with soaked nuts an the first one was a complete fail (did not ‘butterise’). The second time I fully dehydrated the nuts and it worked, BUT I needed to add some almond oil and the flavour was very different to non-soaked.

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70 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 29, 2012

ok good to know, thanks!

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71 Yellow Haired Girl April 27, 2012

I’m a nut butta lova. This looks great!

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72 Katherine April 27, 2012

I’ve been on a nut butter spree as well. There is actually a science to it. It is highly recommended you soak your nuts then dehydrate to make them more easily digestible. Also you can really only find “raw” almonds from Spain. I just ordered 10 lbs of almonds and cashews from nuts.com. Organic raw nuts! They taste so fresh! I also ordered a little dehydrator so I can soak and dry nuts. I make my nut butter in my vitamix…no need for any oil it comes out so creamy!(From blendergirl.com) Some of the principle reasons why soaking is beneficial to our health:
it removes anti-nutrients like phytates, tannins and goitrogens
it helps to neutralise enzyme inhibitors
it increases the potency of nutrients such as Vitamin B
it makes proteins more readily available
it eradicate toxins contained in the colon and encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli which we know is vital for intestinal and colon health
it promotes the growth of healthy enzymes vital for healthy digestion
Tell me whats your take-

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73 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Thanks for the refresher Katherine! I’ve heard this before, but never put it into practice.
Tell me, do you have to dehydrate after soaking before making nut butter?

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74 Katherine April 27, 2012

Yes…thats what I have read and gathered. I read that when some just soak and blend, it would never get creamy just stayed gritty and I thought I read somewhere else there was a health reason too! Isn’t there always a health reason!! I thought I was doing good just to make my own nut butters now I find out it will take 3 days to make…whats next???

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75 barb April 27, 2012

Genius idea. I don’t like eating too many nuts, so will try the seed idea and just add in a few raw almonds. Bueno! Thank you.

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76 Alex @ therunwithin April 27, 2012

I am dying to get a food processor. This one looks great.

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77 janet @ the taste space April 27, 2012

Looks great! I really should try my own nut butter… I love how you have flax and chia in there, too!

I have this food processor as well as a 20-year old cuisinart, and I must confess that I love the 20-year old one better. It is so simpler to clean (I find the big one to be a big nuisance) and works great. The only problem is that my bowl is cracking, so it is on its last legs. I will have to resort to the monster Cuisinart at some point, for sure.

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78 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Wow that is so amazing that it’s 20 years old and still going strong! I too find that some brands tend to complicate things as the years go by. Simple is often best!

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79 Andrea April 27, 2012

You mentioned refrigerating the nut butter, I was wondering if there is a reason you do this or if you just prefer it better this way?

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80 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

I don’t go through nut butter overly fast, so I keep it in the fridge to help it keep better. One recipe I made for the book has stayed fresh for over 2 MONTHS in a sealed container…crazy!

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81 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 27, 2012

um, yum! i love the thought of so many awesome flavors and textures in there!

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82 Marleena @ The Flex Foodie April 27, 2012

This looks so yummy – love the complexity of flavors! Definitely will give it a try! Thanks!

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83 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 27, 2012

I have a food processor that I enjoy using, but I hate the noise. (I was never the margarita maker in college – the blender/processor noise kind of freaks me out for whatever quirky reason.) I’m such a wimp; I don’t know if I could handle it for 10 whole minutes! haha

Happy Friday!

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84 Katrina April 27, 2012

Oh my! What a fabulous looking butter!

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85 Vegyogini April 27, 2012

I have an older model Cuisinart food processor that I got about 13 or 14 years ago and it’s still going strong! Cuisinart really knows what they’re doing when it comes to making reliable, sturdy food processors. I haven’t had a single issue yet. However, I’ve been drooling over the new 16-cup version (similar to the one you have) and requested it for my birthday. I have about 8 days to go to find out if my request was granted! ;)

Thanks for the nut butter recipe and let me know if you end up needing recipe testers!

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86 Lulu April 27, 2012

Yum. Good way to use up small amounts of various nuts/seeds!

I made a Maple/Vanilla Cashew butter yesterday with soaked raw cashews. Came together beautifully in no time flat (just 2 minutes or so in my mini cuisinart), and is super creamy and smooth, almost like sugar cookie dough.

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87 nancy April 27, 2012

Hi! I just wanted to say that I started eating vegan about 1 1/2 years ago or more. I had become a bit bored with my meals and your site has become my go-to! Love it!! They’re all soooo good!!!! Thanks for doing what you do :)

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88 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2012

Thank you so much Nancy!

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89 Moni Meals April 27, 2012

thanks for the recipe and the info. I want both! :)

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90 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 27, 2012

I have a Cuisinart Food Processor too- but can’t remember exactly which model. I got it as a wedding gift from my mother-in-law!
The nut butter recipe sounds soooo good! I bet the flavor combination is just insane.

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91 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco April 27, 2012

Aren’t new kitchen gadgets the greatest? Have fun playing with your new toy!

P.S. Next time you make nut butter, can I come over to help you “clean up?”

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92 Sarah April 27, 2012

I love the mixed nuts butter. Why they don’t make this already is odd. I guess since they have different fat contents and oil types it makes it separate weird. Is that the case?

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93 JK April 27, 2012

Thank you for this!! I have almost the exact same food processor and nut butters have left me defeated, twice. I came oh so very close!! I will try your recipe and know that the third try will be the charm :) Tank you!!!

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94 Sharon @ Granola Meets Grits April 27, 2012

Wow, what a GREAT idea! Thank you so much for sharing this- I never thought of cramming so much healthy, nutritious stuff into MIXED nut butter! You are brilliant. :)

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95 Rhonda April 27, 2012

Wow, I didn’t even know I wanted to make nut butter until I saw this. Funny the timing, I was just thinking I needed to break down and buy some nut butter. I have been off peanut butter for some time because of the aflatoxin issue (among other things). But, on a relatively tight budget these days, have a hard time shelling out (if you pardon the pun) for a better quality nut butter. This was ideal, I had all the ingredients on hand and have a 7-cup Kitchenaid – I thought it might be a stretch but after about 15 minutes of starting, stopping and scraping, it started to resemble nut butter instead of nut crumbs. Thanks Angela, the recipe is easy and super nommy, I know I will make this again and again :)

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96 Red Deception April 27, 2012

I never would have considered making my own nut butter! Challenge accepted!

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97 Ricki April 27, 2012

I can’t even tell you how much I love homemade nut butters! These days, a nut butter with just one kind of nut or seed seems boring to me–gotta have at least 2 or 3 in combo! And this mix sounds divine. So glad you like the Cuisinart–I love mine! I also have the 14 cup but don’t have the crumb problem. . . but mine is an older model, so maybe they need to go backwards in their production? ;-)

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98 Tara @ such.different.skies April 28, 2012

Yum, Ange!
This look awesome! I love that you mixed it up- I love using a combo, recently I’ve been making peanut, sunflower, flax butter. Yummo

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99 Sara Lake April 28, 2012

After I blew up two cheap processors and two blenders my hubby bought me a KENWOOD MULTIPRO and.. rather seriously, it is the third person in our relationship. I wanted a CuisineArt but they are hard to come by in NZ. I make a lot of nut butter. So far I have only managed to blow up the minimill part of it, which I was using for smashing the nuts before putting them in the main processor. I thought this might save the blades, but it only broke the minimill. At that point I discovered that it’s only the MOTOR that has a lifetime warranty (booyah!), not the plastic attachments. The only thing I’d love, that it doesn’t have, is a grinder for mulching things like frozen banana’s and making essene bread from sprouted grains. For that I’m fantasising about a champion juicer, but considering it costs as much as a trip to Europe to see my niece, it may be a long time before I fulfil that dream. :D

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100 Maven in training April 28, 2012

Oh yum, that sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!

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101 Lucy April 28, 2012

I just wanted to tell you that I made this last night, and holy cow, it was SOOOOOOO good – especially fresh from the blender while still warm. It took all of my self-control not to eat the entire thing. :) Thank you so much for the recipe!

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102 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 29, 2012

glad to hear that Lucy!

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103 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 28, 2012

I have the same one! I LOVE it! I use him so much I named him Zach!! Have a great weekend!

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104 Kalli April 28, 2012

If you don’t want to spend big bucks another good food processor is a Hamilton beach at target for 49 dollars. Really good one!

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105 Beth April 28, 2012

I didn’t get a chance to read this yesterday, but I have the same Cuisinart! Mine has three bowls — the 14 cup, 11 cup and a smaller one. I LOVE it. I use it all the time. I had a smaller Krups one before, and it just doesn’t hold a candle to the Cuisinart. I have the same problem with cleaning the lid — gunk always gets stuck up under the rubber gasket, and we have used creative methods to clean it out. All in all, though, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Glad you like yours!

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106 Hazel April 28, 2012

Have you tried adding dried fruits to mixer along with nuts, especially coconut mixed in with a whole bunch of others. It is so good. Like PB and Jelly or candy in one bite!

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107 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 29, 2012

Yes, I made one with dried cherries :)

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108 Elizabeth April 28, 2012

Hi Angela – I want to make your Fruity Baked Oatmeal w Crunchy Cinnamon Almond Topping for breakfast tomorrow morning. My parents are in town and I know they’d love it! Is this something I could prepare tonight (the night before), and then bake in the morning? Or do you think it’s best done in the am? Have a great weekend!

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109 Anna April 28, 2012

Oh man this convinces me that I need to a food processor to my “necessary kitchen tools” list. Or any sort of blender.
I want to make butters!

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110 Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 28, 2012

Oh this looks awesome! Love how much nutrition you’ve packed into that nut butter. We have a cuisinart food processor (mind you it’s in storage atm) and it’s super reliable. It’s an oldie but a goodie!

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111 Krysten April 28, 2012

i love your new cover photo! it suits you the best out of all you’ve had!

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112 May April 28, 2012

Several months ago we had to replace our ancient food processor (engine still worked well but the lid locking mechanism died, D:) and since discovering/falling in love with the shopping channel on tv, mom decided on a Wolfgang Puck model offered through by them.

It’s actually pretty handy and survived its 1st “let’s make some raw almond butter!” trial.
The Vita-Mix, on the other hand, did not do so well. Steamed almond butter? Not too palatable, I dare say… :/

My question is, since I’m not that adept at nut butters yet, are roasted/lightly-roasted nuts easier on the engine than raw ones?
I’d hate to overwork the Puck with churning out raw butters if roasted nuts aren’t as damaging…

P.S.: Wonderful new banner! I adore the colours and composition!

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113 laura April 28, 2012

Love the new header!
& that nut butter sounds amazing. Did you know that sea salt has trace minerals that most people are deficient in?

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114 Lea @ iCooklea April 29, 2012

Food processor is DEFINITELY the most important appliance in the kitchen. You can do ANYTHING with it!

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115 Lou April 29, 2012

Oh I’m glad your Cuisinart is working out for you – I just bought the 11 cup one, and the motor died in the first day :( Now I’m trying to get a replacement through the company, but unfortunately it’s becoming a very drawn out process…. argh I miss making nut butters!!!

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116 jenna April 29, 2012

Oh, Angela, I LOVE your new name banner up there! It’s gorgeous! I hope you make your book cover’s name like that :)

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117 Cassie April 29, 2012

Hi Angela,
Happy Sunday!

First of by saying I love the new banner and thank you for posting this wonderful and nutritious recipe. I made this recipe. Let me tell you…when theses nuts were done baking i couldnt stop eating them however i went ahaead and made the Kitchen sink nut butter!!

It was Heavenly Good, so good that i divided into two batches …one as is and the other i added melted dark chocolate in coconut oil..yummmy. I had it with rice cakes and i dipped quinoa cookies in it…delish..

FOr MY SUNDAY BREAKFAST:
i added a tbsp of the nut butter without the dark chocolate to my sprouted Buck wheat porridge using your inspiration( sprouted for two days) 1/4 cup sprouted buckwheat with 1/2 cup almond milk , 2 pitted dates , 1 tbsp kitchen sink butter,1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg , gingercardamon all blended . added an extra 1/4 cup of sprouted buckwheat,chopped apple , sprouted sunflower and pumpkin seeds on top for an extra crunch to the porridge.

Thank you for always sharing and inspiring others. I will definitely be buying your book when it comes out…God BLess

Happy SUnday

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118 Michaela@pilgrimageofhealth April 29, 2012

LOVEE the new header! So beautiful and creative. Definitely embodies the spirit of the blog.

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119 Luv What You Do April 29, 2012

I haven’t made nut butter in a long time, but I think that I reallly want some. I like the mixture of nuts!

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120 Gabby April 29, 2012

Just made this recipe in the exact same food processor. I agree about everything being perfect except the crumbs in lid thing. Delicious nut butter!

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121 Catherine April 29, 2012

I adore your new banner! So creative!! You must have had so much fun putting that together. And the wood is a great backdrop.

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122 Felechia April 29, 2012

I have a Cuisinart. Love it. For easy cleaning of the lid, when I am making something messy, I put a piece of Saran over the top before I secure the lid in place :)

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123 Sarah C April 29, 2012

This seems like such a cool idea – I never thought of making my own nut butter. Thanks! Do you think it would work with raw nuts rather than toasted ones? I hear that raw ones have more of the nutrients (or something like that).

Don’t hold your breath on Cuisinart fixing that crumb problem in future models. I have this same processor but in the 2003 model and it does the same thing (and other bad things too, like overflow liquids at the point where the blade fits on – so watch out for that!). I’ve also been very disappointed with Cuisinart customer service (I’ve contacted them on several occasions about issues and gotten ZERO response. BOO).

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124 Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com April 29, 2012

This is one amazing nut butter recipe! I’m very glad that you included hemp seeds in it. Unfortunately not too many people know about their great health benefits, and primarily associate them with something else :) But it is a high protein seed containing all nine of the essential amino acids (like flax). It also has high amounts of fatty acids and fiber as well as containing vitamin E and trace minerals.

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125 Lena April 29, 2012

Whoops! My food processor overheated really quickly and may or may not be smoking as we “speak.” At least I still got some delicious “candied” nuts out of this nut butter adventure!

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126 LizAshlee April 30, 2012

Great job on the new header!

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127 Cookie and Kate April 30, 2012

Look at that pretty food processor! I inherited a blue Cuisinart food processor from my grandmother over a year ago. At first, I didn’t know what to do with it, but now I couldn’t go without it! I also get crumbs stuck in the lid, though. So far I’ve only had success making pecan butter, but I think I’ll give your kitchen sink recipe a try!

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128 Stephanie April 30, 2012

Finally bought my first food processor and this recipe was my first to try. One word. Fantabulous :)

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129 Holly Cunningham May 1, 2012

I got the same food processor as a wedding gift last summer. I say “I” because don’t think my husband knows how to turn it on :) It is constantly in use and I don’t know what we did without it! I haven’t ventured into the world of nut butters yet but this could be a good fix for my expensive almond butter addiction! I definitely have the same complaint about the lid so it’s great to read everybody’s tips and tricks.

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130 Leah @ DeLeahLicious May 1, 2012

My friend told me I had to check out this recipe. I can’t wait to make it!

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131 Melbourne Personal Trainer May 2, 2012

Does this store well?

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132 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 2, 2012

it should keep for a month in a sealed container in the fridge. Ive had another nut butter I made keep for over 2 months so far!

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133 Liz May 2, 2012

This nut butter looks delish! I attempted to make it and it didnt work out :( Spent 30 minutes with my food processor buzzing and continuously stopping to scrape down the sides but all I got was wet dough. After 30 minutes I was discouraged and gave up. I have a KitchenAid processor, which I’m assuming was the problem. Looks like I’ll have to stick to store bought for now

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134 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 2, 2012

Aw Im sorry to hear that Liz! It seems like only the heavy duty processors work for nut butter making.

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135 Pippi May 2, 2012

Made the kitchen sink nut butter exactly as written, and mine did not get smooth. Is there anyway to smooth it out. I do not want to throw all those nuts I used away. Right now it is in my refrigerator, but not smooth.

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136 Becky May 3, 2012

Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

My Mom bought a Cuisinart Classic food processor in ~1986 (before they were classic). It still runs great, but some of the plastic pieces cracked a couple months ago. In shopping for a new food processor, I was surprised to find the same model still on the market. I figure, if it can last from 1986 – 2012 while being used on a regular basis, then I should buy it again. I am now the happy owner of a 2012 Cusinart Classic food processor : )

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137 J.C. May 6, 2012

I’ve been wanting a food processor for a long time now, & after reading this post, I convinced my husband that I *needed* this one (the 12 cup version) for an early Mother’s Day present. Ironically, he found an amazing deal on it at Costco yesterday, & I already love it! I made this nut butter today & it is SOOO delicious! I’m hoping that this helps my 5y/o transition from boring PB&J sandwiches to something more nutritious. Yay! Thanks so much for this post & your many other yummy recipes! :-)

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138 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 7, 2012

Glad to hear that!

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139 Shannon H. May 8, 2012

Love your blog, I don’t get to comment often, but your recipes are amazing.

I have the same food processor and putting the lid on the top rack of my dishwasher makes cleaning the top easy.

I may have to try the plastic wrap recommendation above, as that sounds pretty easy as well!

Good Luck! I love my food processor!

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140 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2012

Thank you Shannon!

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141 Belmont Boswell May 9, 2012

I finally made this. It is SO yummy!!!! I had the same problem as others getting the creamy texture. It came out crumbly even after 15min. of processing and adding extra coconut oil. BUT, that has not slowed me or my husband down from digging in! SO GOOD! :)

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142 Kristi June 17, 2012

Oh nooooo, I just killed my food processor making this nut butter!! Its not in butter form yet, but it’s delicious anyway :-)

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143 kim August 12, 2012

Quick question – is there a good sub for the coconut oil and or the hemp?

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144 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2012

Hey Kim! You can leave the hemp seed out if need be and the oil can be left out too or you can sub with a light tasting oil or a bit of earth balance maybe?

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145 Sondra November 3, 2012

I love making this – so good! It takes forever in my little processor and I think I’m going to kill it every time I make this. I’d like to get a new one for Christmas. Is your Cuisinart still holding up good for you?

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146 Michelle December 25, 2012

I made this two days ago….and it’s already gone! My husband and daughter ate most of it before I could. Making another batch today, but this time I’m going to double it. It’s absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!

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147 Bethany January 15, 2013

I just made this and went full on honey badger on the bowl after scraping it. Anyone who goes from scraping to sink has lost their stinking mind! I was trying to figure out the best way to get my fingers in the crease at the bottom of the bowl. Haha! Thank you so much for posting this! I foresee myself heading back to the store for more almonds tomorrow and making this again before the day is over. I have a TON of every other ingredient left, and fortunately, the almonds are the cheapest part. I cannot say enough how amazing this is!
Sidenote, we too have a Cuisinart, and it did a fantastic job. It took more like 15 minutes in the food processor, but it did come to the drippy consistency you said.
Enough posting and back to eating… with toasted Ezekiel 4:9 bread. Oh, HEAVEN! |D

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148 Shoko January 22, 2013

Hi Angela, I tried this amazing nut butter last night but didn’t quite come out the way your pic looks. You say “The mixture will be very drippy” but mine wasn’t quite there yet. I tried adding more maple syrup but what do you think I did wrong? I still can eat it and love it but I want to make them more DRIPPY on next batch. Any suggestion? (FYI- I used Vitamix Blender)

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149 Julie January 31, 2013

Has anyone tried the nutri bullet? My sister in law recommended it to use as a juicer and food processor. I’m all new to this!!

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150 GeraDessiel Simon February 15, 2013

RICH GOOD things to your SOUL!
What would be the best appliance to use for straining Nut butters to Nut Beverages?!

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151 Jana Cervinka February 17, 2013

Yummy! After roasting the nuts & seeds & maple syrup it was hard to stop eating the bits off of the roasting pan and get them into the food processor! Love the result – the sweetness will replace my craving for jam on my nut butter. Bravo!

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152 Kathy August 2, 2013

I know this is an old post, but I have been trying to make small amounts of nut butters (1 c nuts) in my food processor and once the nuts get chopped up, they slide under the blades and nothing gets processed into butter. I scrape and add more liquid, but the nuts continue to gather under the blades and after 20 minutes or so, I just give up. I don’t make large amounts of butter because I am the only one that uses it. Can you suggest another way to process these so they will eventually turn to butter? I’m assuming my processor is too large for the amount I am making. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

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153 Barbara August 21, 2013

Hi Angela,

Really glad Dr Lee told me how great your blog is.
You are so inspiring!
I am really trying to change my way of eating and will need to get a food processor ( never had one before) and wanted to check that you still love the 14 cup cuisinart food processor you recommended. I have never owned one before but want to get a good one that will last.

Thanks, Barbara

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154 Barbara August 21, 2013

Oops really wanted to get that idea across that I do not know how to use a food processor! Ha ha.

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155 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2013

Hey Barbara, I’m so happy to hear you enjoy the blog! Thank you :)
Yes I still use and enjoy my 14 cup Cuisinart, however I don’t necessarily think you need one that large. I think a 12 cup would be more than enough. Just my two cents. Take care!

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156 Christine January 13, 2014

My old food processor was cheap and so loud I can’t make butters due to apartment living. Is the cuisine art loud?

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157 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 14, 2014

I wouldnt say the machine itself is overly loud – it’s more the clattering of the nuts that makes the loud noise! Luckily, this only last for 5 seconds or so until they break down. :)

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158 Christine January 14, 2014

Thanks! Based off your article I went out and got the 12 cup cruisiart elite processor and it was well worth the money. My cheaper B&D processor took 30+ min and could not be in the same room without earplugs. My new one took 12 min flat. Thanks for the great info!

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159 Jessica February 24, 2014

Hi Angela;

any update on how the processor fared post cookbook? would love an update.

Thanks!

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160 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2014

its still going strong and I LOVE it!

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161 Anke July 26, 2014

Hi Angela, I just love your Website and your recipes are absolutely awesome!!! Thank you so much =O)
The reason for writing in this post is the cuisineart 12 cup food processor I got today. First thing I made was almond butter. Super easy and really quick. Second thing were the Yolos from your book. They are SO yummy!!!
As I read all the comments here about what a pain it is to clean the lid, I wasnt so much looking forward to that part… but what can you do? It came out that cleaning the lid is not a problem at all. As this post is originally from 2012 you probably figured that out yourself already. But I wanted to share anyways. I put the lid into the sink with a little water and brushed it with a dishwashing brush, rinsed it and it was all clean again. Very easy =O)
Wishing you all the best for you, the baby and your hubby as well.
Greetings from Germany, Anke

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162 Stephany February 2, 2015

I have decided to buy a food processor. I have never owned one and I am excited about all that it does. I have a vitamix but was not successful at making nut butters. It sounded like the motor was going to burn out and I didn’t want to risk breaking it. I also tried to make salsa in it and it came out way too liquified. It could just be user error. But I LOVE it for my smoothies and for soups!! However I want a machine that can chop and shred. I think it will help me cut my time down in the kitchen now that I have two little ones (it can be challenging). After having used this for a while is this still the processor that you would recommend? Two other models that I have thought about are: Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel or Cuisinart DLC-2011CHB Prep 11 Plus 11-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless. I would also be getting the 12 cup model of this one instead of the 14 because I don’t think we’ll need one quite that big and I’ll save a little money.

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