Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)
Pistachio butter?  What?  I thought you were the peanut butter type?
Oh, I am.  Trust me.

These pistachios were actually an impulse buy.  I passed a giant bag at the grocery store and grabbed it (I think it was the packaging… it was just so pretty!).  Little did I know in my moment of weakness, I had accidentally grabbed a bag of roasted pistachios.  While the roasting process adds a deeper, stronger flavor to nuts, it also destroys some of the nutrients… that’s why I stick to raw nuts and nut butters.  Nonetheless, the minerals and healthy fats are still present!

So even though I was never really a fan of pistachios, I knew that they always added beautiful colors and presentation to a dish.  Even though this is green, it’s gorgeous.  Not to mention, incredibly delicious and amazingly addicting!

Yes, even to a peanut butter lover…

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter

Yield: ~1 cup

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pistachios, roasted and unsalted

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the pistachios until crumbly, then grind until mixture smooth and buttery (~5-10 minutes), scraping down the sides when necessary (add some stevia and/or salt to taste)
  2. Scoop into a pretty, sealable jar. Seal tightly and store in the fridge.
http://dessertswithbenefits.com/pistachio-butter/

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)
Now where can you use this pistachio butter?
  1. Top your morning oatmeal with it (like Ashley)
  2. Spread it on toast with a drizzle of honey
  3. Spread it on my Pistachio Cake Bars!
  4. Reese’s Pistachio Butter Cups
  5. Pistachio Butter Cookies (use pistachio butter instead of peanut butter, and maybe erythritol instead of sugar)
  6. Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cookies (same thing, just chocolatey!  Plus, you can use my DIY Brown Sugar!)
  7. Pistachio Butter & Jelly Uncrustables – did someone say, scare the kids??
  8. Make my green cookie dough a little more green  :)
  9. In any recipe that uses a nut butter
  10. Finally, Lemon Pistachio Krispy Treats with Honey-Vanilla Fondant & Strawberry Jam!
Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, DIY, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Low-Carb, No-Bake, Pistachios, Sugar-Free, Vegan

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Comments (8)

  1. Ruby: April 28, 2012

    Delicious! Pistachios are my favorite nut, but somehow it never even crossed my mind to make a nut butter out of them! I can’t wait to try this out.

  2. Julie: April 28, 2012

    Yum! I can think of at least five people who would go nuts (har har) for this. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

  3. Jessica: April 28, 2012

    Haha! I like the pun ;)

  4. dollybob: April 29, 2012

    Delicious! Just a little interesting piece of info I learned a few months back…all nuts sold in normal grocery stores are technically “cooked” (even if stated as “raw”) if they are shelled. Almonds (and possibly others) are illegal to sell unpasteurized, so 99% of almonds are cooked. Truly uncooked nuts are sold usually in health food stores or the health food section of some grocery stores by the raw vegan stuff and specially marked as unpasteurized raw nuts.
    Love your website btw, I never imagined it was possible to make so many rich desserts so healthily…I’m inspired :-)

  5. awwmuffin: April 29, 2012

    I love this! Pistachios are my favourite nut and I’ve been waiting years for someone to sell a pistachio butter and this made me realize that I should just make it myself. Thanks!

  6. Jessica: April 29, 2012

    Oh wow, I didn’t know that! Thanks for the info!

    And thanks :) by saying that YOU are the inspiring one!

  7. Rachel @ Bakerita: April 29, 2012

    Looks so good! I love homemade nut butters but have never made it with pistachios…I’ll be trying that for sure! Your photos are gorgeous btw!

  8. Anonymous: September 25, 2012

    Ever since I watched Gamer I have wanted pistachio butter yummy

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