Baru Nut Butter


  • 1 cup roasted Baru nuts, preferably with the shells removed
  • 2–4 tablespoons coconut oil, peanut butter, or cashew butter, I used peanut butter, salt, to taste


Place the Baru nuts in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend on medium-high speed for a few minutes or until the nuts have mostly broken down and started to form a butter. How long this takes will depend on the power of your machine. Scrape down the sides of the machine as necessary or use the tamper to keep things moving.

Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, peanut butter, or cashew butter and blend to combine – this should make things thin out and blend more easily. Taste and add more of the coconut oil or nut butter to get it to your desired consistency and flavour. I probably added about 4 tablespoons of peanut butter. Add salt to taste – I didn’t add any because the peanut butter I used was salted.

Pour into a jar and store in a cool dry place.