Roasted Pistachio Butter
Pistachios contain less fat than other nuts, but they are still packed with protein and flavor, making them a fantastic choice for nut butter. Some brands contain sugar or hydrogenated oil, but you can make your own with just nuts — and maybe 1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds. For deeper flavor, roast the raw pistachios before blending. The seeds add a satisfying crunch and a more intense nut flavor, while a pinch of ground cardamom takes pistachio butter in a new direction. Swirl the finished product into your breakfast oatmeal or smoothie.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1pound shelled raw pistachios (about 3 cups)
- Kosher salt (optional)
Step 1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and nicely toasted, about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Transfer to a rack and cool completely, 30 minutes.
Step 2Place nuts in a food processor along with seeds, if using, and purée until smooth, about 8 minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed (mixture may clump up, but will eventually become creamy). Season to taste with salt, if desired. Pistachio butter will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks.