Friday, June 17, 2011

Homemade Almond Butter (or any nut butter)

Homemade Almond Butter
Makes 1.5 cups


Okay...this is honestly the easiest thing ever and it is WAY BETTER than any almond butter you can buy in a store. You can use any nut for this, almond, cashew, pecan, walnut, macadamia, or a combination. My favorite is a combination of pecan, cashew, and macadamia.

Here is the recipe for almond butter. You can made it raw or roasted.

Ingredients
2 cups raw almonds
Salt (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place almonds in one layer on baking sheet and roast for about 12 minutes. This time may vary depending on oven, so keep an eye on it between 8-15 minutes.
3. Place almonds in a food processor
4. The entire process takes about 12-15 minutes. You will have to scrape down the sides about every two minutes or so.

It starts out making almond meal, but just be patient because it will eventually turn into a paste. Just continue to process and scrape down the sides.

If you want raw nut butter, just don't roast the almonds at the beginning.

Feel free to add anything to this. Honey, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon. Some of my favorites include adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to make some chocolate almond butter or some honey and cinnamon to make some sweet cinnamon honey almond butter. The possibilities are endless!!







6 comments:

  1. Yummy! I just made some of this today with roasted raw almonds, and it turned out sooo good! Way better than store bought! Talk about having to be patient, but it was well worth it. I'm tempted to make chocolate almond butter next time ;) Does this need to be kept refridgerated? And how long does it last?

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  2. yes, keep it in the fridge. honestly, i dont know how long it will actually last for, because when i make it, it tends to be eaten within about 2 days!! test out some different flavor combos and let me know what you think :)

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  3. Thanks for the recipes...best is to make most of it at home with the least of calories that may injure your health which is the greatest wealth of today.EMR

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  4. If you have a Vitamix or Blendtec, it makes the nut butter in less than 2 min. total. LOVE raw butter, but I never thought about combining different nuts, which I will do next time. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  5. Awesome recipe. Roasted pecans and a pinch of salt in one batch. Splatter of honey in the other. Fantastic.

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  6. Just made some and added cinnamon and vanilla and it's delicious on apples.

    Thank you!

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