Almond Butter

Almond week continues with another super yummy and surprisingly easy recipe. For those of you who’ve never made your own nut butters, you’re going to gag when you see how easy this is. 

This recipe calls for almonds but you can also easily do this with your favorite nuts. Pecans, cashews or macadamia nuts are delicious as butters, especially when you add your favorite flavoring like cinnamon, vanilla bean or cocoa powder. I prefer to use roasted nuts when making nut butters because the roasting brings out the sweetness in the nuts. I also try to find unsalted varieties so that I can control the salt content.

Active Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups roasted, unsalted almonds
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions

Dump all of the nuts into afoot processor. Process continuously until smooth, about 10 to 15 minutes. Once it’s smooth, add a dash of salt (and any other flavoring you like) and process for another minute. Seriously. That’s it.

The nuts will first grind down to the size of cooked quinoa. Then, you will have something that looks dry and fine like almond meal. As the food processor does its magic, it will heat up the oil in the nuts and will help the viscosity of the mixture. The nuts will then form a ball that will slowly shrink until you have a smooth butter at the bottom of the processor.

This amount of nuts will yield about 12 oz (two small mason jars) of ooey, gooey, delicious almond butter.

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