I kid you not, Almond Butter is so simple even Miles could do it. Okay, well, maybe in a few years. It does involve heat and sharp objects…
I’ve never had almond butter before, but it’s touted from the rooftops as a delicious snack to go along with apples or bananas or anything else you’d like to glop it on. Peanuts are so 1999. Almonds are the wave of the future. Get with it. You’re either in… or you’re out. Whoops, I loved Project Runway.
Almond butter can be quite expensive at the market. So, this frugal gal decided to find out how difficult it was to make my own with raw almonds (just like my yummy almond milk). Since I never had it before, I had nothing to compare the taste to, which was even better!
Okay, here’s the low down:
– 2 cups of raw almonds on a foil lined baking sheet
– Preheat oven to 350°
– Roast almonds for 10-15 minutes (shaking/flipping every 5 minutes)
– Put the hot almonds in a food processor or blender
– Process until it becomes creamy (this takes awhile, just be patient, I didn’t believe it would work!)
Magically, it finally becomes a buttery consistency!
Scrape down the sides and pulse some more. I chose to be daring and added some cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and pure vanilla straight out of Mexico. I love that stuff… And, I will be eating mine on Granny Smith Apples.
That’s it. Deliriously easy almond butter. If you like it sweet, just add a little honey in the process. It was definitely easy enough that I’ll be experimenting with each batch I make. I love that it doesn’t need any additional oils. The original recipe is pinned here.
Now… if Miles could just grow-up so he could enjoy nut butters, we’d be all set!
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