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Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter

Homemade Pistachio Butter?  What?  I thought you were the PEANUT BUTTER type??

Oh, I am.  Trust me.

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)

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!).

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!)

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Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter

Servings: 2 cups


  • 4 cups Pistachios (unsalted; you can use raw or roasted)


  • In a food processor, add the pistachios. Pulse until crumbly and flour-like, then grind constantly until smooth and buttery, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed (depending on the processor you use, this could take anywhere from 5-10 minutes).  Feel free to add salt to taste or stevia to sweeten.
  • Pour the mixture into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store.
Course: Dessert

Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter (low carb!)

Now where can you use this healthy homemade pistachio butter?

  1. Top your morning oatmeal with it
  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 erythritol instead of sugar)
  6. Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cookies (same thing, just chocolatey!  You can try my DIY Brown Sugar too!)
  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 love and good eats,


– Jess


15 comments on “Healthy Homemade Pistachio Butter”

  1. 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. 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. 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 🙂

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

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

      And thanks 🙂
      By saying that YOU are the inspiring one!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Ever since I watched Gamer I have wanted pistachio butter yummy

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  8. Hi there, the recipe says:

    In a food processor, add the walnuts.

    I’m sure you meant pistachios? 😉

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  11. Always do what is right and you will never be wrong. Making this pistachio butter is definitely right! The husband and kids will love it!

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