After a lot of experimenting, this is what I have found works the best for me. If you have a better way, PLEASE let me know.
I listed the ingredients to make a small batch of nut butter, but you can certainly double or triple the recipe if you wish. However, I would recommend sticking to just one cup of nuts in the blender at a time to avoid overheating. If you are planning to make this recipe often, you can soak and dehydrate all the nuts at once, and just keep the extras in a sealed container until you need them.
I find that I prefer the texture of the nut butter with the coconut oil added, but the recipe still works without it.
PLEASE NOTE: I have listed this recipe in the Kids category, but babies and some young toddlers (such as those with a family history of nut allergies) should not eat any nut products. Please consult your pediatrician before serving nut butter to your child.
This garlicy pate is excellent on its own. A slightly modified version of this pate is also an ingredient in a raw lasagne recipe. Remember to allow for the sunflower soaking and sprouting time!
Recipe by Nomi Shannon at the Raw Gormet.
I adjust the basic tofu pate recipe to whatever happens to be seasonal or in my fridge. Adjust any of the quantities as you see fit, as the trick is to just make it to taste. Great w/ any type of cracker or bread-like unit.