Store Natural Nut Butter Upside Down to Keep it from Separating

published May 28, 2014
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Love natural nut butter, but can’t stand when it separates? You’re not alone! There are a few different methods to blend, and re-blend, separated nut butter, and I have a tried and true, super-easy method that works every time.

I don’t know about you, but nearly all of my attempts to stir separated nut butter result with me spilling oil everywhere, including on myself. Thankfully there’s an easier (and less messy!) way to get the job done.

From now on, simply store your nut butter upside down. Easy as that. The oil that accumulated at the top of the jar will slowly work its way to the bottom, redistributing throughout and leaving you with smooth, creamy nut butter until the very last spoonful. Just be sure to keep the lid tightly sealed to avoid any leaks.

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