There’s one thing I really don’t like about almond butter: It’s expensive.
That’s the only thing I don’t like about almond butter. In other words: I love almond butter! Ever since I got my first glass of almond butter, I was addicted. From then on I got almond butter for special occasions, like christmas or for my birthday. I cared more for the almond butter then any other christmas candy! And I did my best to let it last as long as possible…
I still love almond butter. Straight from the glass. On top of bananas or rice cakes. In oatmeal…
Actually… I only need a spoon. And my glass of almond butter. That’s it.
So here’s the good message: You can make your own almond butter! All you need is a food processor or a heavy duty blender.
It’s as good and as creamy as the store bought one. Trust me. I know what I’m talking about!
Make your own almond butter!
Homemade Almond Butter
- 2 cups almonds
All right, that was obvious ;)
Now the interesting part: Roast your almonds in the oven for about 10 minutes (350F). Be careful not to burn. Let them cool a little bit (it’s works better when they are still a little warm, so don’t let them cool down completely). Put them in your food processor or blender and mix! If you use a food processor, you have to stop and scratch the sides several times, until it’s creamy. Be patient.
If you use a heavy duty blender, like a vita-mix (that’s what I use!), push the almonds into the knife with your tamper. It won’t be long until you have a creamy, yummy almond butter!
If you feel like it’s not creamy enough, feel free to add one tsp native oil, like almond oil or walnut oil. This could happen when the almonds are a little older.
Creamy Almond Butter. You can’t imagine how excited I was when I finally got my vita-mix and could start making my own almond butter!