Nut Butters & Jams
Everything you need to know to make your own healthy nut butters and spreads at home
Why should you make your own nut butters?
First, nut butters on the market today are usually blended with additives: evaporated cane juice, processed sugars, cheap vegetable oils, and refined salts. Second, most of the almond butters that you find are made from roasted or dry roasted almonds. Commercially roasted nuts are flash-fried in cheap, rancid oils, while dry roasted nuts are exposed to exceedingly high temperatures that denature the nutrients and cause the breakdown of fats, increasing free radical capacity. Third, nut butters are usually made from broken pieces that are not suitable for selling, and are higher in fungus since there is more open surface area on broken nuts.
If you are lucky enough to find a jar that is made from “raw nuts” this is better, but it skips out on the crucial step of soaking nuts to increase digestibility. Raw, unsoaked nuts have high levels of phytic acid, a form of bound phosphorous, which serves as a physiological protectant and antioxidant for the plant. Phytates (or enzyme inhibitors) can directly affect the gastrointestinal tract, causing irritation and contributing to the potential for nutrient deficiencies.
This course is loaded with videos of recipe demonstrations, and printable recipes. You will not only learn how to make your own nut butter but how to prepare your nuts and seeds by soaking and dehydrating them. You will also learn a ton of different flavored nut spreads and filling for chocolates that are easy to make and so delicious!
How to make your own Nut Butter Recipes
- How to soak, sprout, and dehydrate your own nuts and seeds
- Hazelnut Butter
- Maple Turmeric Butter
- Honey Butter
- Salted Caramel Almond Butter
- Mom's Perfect Apple Sandwich
- Nutratella (Better Than Nutella!)
- Superfood Lucuma Macadamia Butter
- Raspberry Chia Jam
- Orange Marmalade
- Super Berry Jam
The Program Includes
- Downloadable and printable recipe manual to all course materials to watch/read and practice over and over again.
- Comprehensive instructional videos. Thorough demonstrations to help you understand each step in the preparation.
- Ask questions. Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal is a place where you can comment and get your questions answered.
- Get access for a LIFETIME! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
*This is part of Pure Joy Planet's complete Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification Online - Entire Course (all modules) You can complete each module separately or purchase the entire package here. The best part: The tuition for this course is also transferable to the entire Advanced Training. If you wish to take this module and at a later date, take the whole training, the tuition you paid for this course will transfer to the entire tuition price.
Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 plant-based recipe books, a speaker, and an internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.
Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full-flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.
Through whole, and mostly plant-based foods, cleansing, and fasting, Elaina has healed herself from a serious case of systemic candida, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances during menopause and cleared up her severe skin problems. She is the creator and producer of the first-ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag, and continues to create new recipes and content for online courses and retreats.