Orange Vanilla Pistachio Butter

September 02, 2014 September 02, 2014/ Morgan

(note: this is a lost recipe – I can’t believe it never got posted! This stuff is ultra delicious and fun to make in your blender! If you don’t have a high speed blender (and even if you have one you kind of need this Twister Jar on the Blendtec to move the butter around…) you can use a food processor. It will take longer but the results will still be wonderful.) 

I made this using my wonderful Twister Jar from Blendtec! I love this thing because I can make super thick things like hummus and nut butters easily. It has a special lid that you use to stir the mixture while blending. I also use the Twister Jar for making smaller batches of stuff (okay or when my bigger jar is dirty!) 

And of course you can make all sorts of nut butters. I really wanted to try to make something I COULDN’T get at the store though so pistachio butter it was! While I was at it I added some orange zest because it seems like they just go together perfectly. It was a delightful match, for sure! 

Here’s the picture of my Twister Jar – super easy to use!! Of course this is where I tell you that I have an affiliate account with Blendtec  (because I truly love these blenders!) so if you click on one of the ads and buy one then I get a small commission. Those little commissions help keep Fo’ Reals Life going (I pay for this website!) so thank you!! Seriously. You’re awesome if you buy one. Hahha! No regrets over here! (Oh there customer service is the flippin’ best! I had a light go out on my blender – purely cosmetic – but they replaced it within a couple of days of me calling and sent me the shipping label to send the one I had back to them! Easiest return EVER!!! No hassle at all!!) 

  • 2 cups roasted shelled pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon (packed) orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons of agave or maple syrup, optional

Blend up until nice and smooth in a high speed blender (like a Blendtec!) or a food processor! It may take a couple of minutes total depending on your nuts. Just let it rest every 50 seconds or so as to not heat up your blender or your nut butter!

Eat on crackers, stirred into oatmeal, on a piece of toast, in cookies, or whatever else you can dream of!! 

September 02, 2014/ Morgan/