Almond Butter!

Home made almond butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter. Roasting the almonds adds depth of flavor to the final nut butter.

Roast 2lbs. of almonds (if not already roasted) at 300* for 20-25 minutes. Check every 10 minutes to ensure that almonds don’t burn!

Let your roasted almonds cool for at least 20 minutes! (I wouldn’t suggest using roasted and salted almonds- there is just too much salt. You could use almonds that have a sugary coating, but you may have to add oil to the almond butter as it processes)

Put your almonds in the food processor and let it run for a LONG time. Scrape down the sides of the processor to ensure that every little bit of almond-goodness gets processed. I think our processed for about 15 minutes total.  During the last few minutes of processing, we added about 1 tsp. of kosher salt. I’ll be adding more to my AB as I use it, I like my nut butters SALTY!

You can spice up your almond butter by adding a little molasses, cinnamon and clove to give it an autumnal flavor. You could also add a little cayenne pepper and honey for a slightly sweet and spicy version! I also plan to utilize our fresh AB in a batch of “Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus” created by the fantastically brilliant Wannabe Chef

 

P.S. Check out our new “Recipes” page featuring any and all recipes we’ve posted on the blog! Check back often to see what’s added! I’m thinking about doing a “meal plan” page as well, good idea or not?!

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Almond Butter!

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