I was in my local supermarket the other day and I noticed a beautiful display of almond butter. Since I regularly shop at my local food coop, I was intrigued to see how much regular almond butter cost in a different store. It was a huge shock to see organic almond butter being sold for $23.99! What’s in it – pieces of gold? I can’t believe that anyone would buy it when it is so easy to make at home. Once you make it, you won’t be buying store bought almond butter again. Just like making your own almond milk – it’s so easy you’ll wonder why you never made it before. You just need almonds and a food processor and about 15 minutes of your time. That’s it! A whole jar will probably cost you less than $4 now. You can thank me later.
How To Make Your Own Almond Butter
Raw or regular organic almonds – about 3 cups
(optional: pinch of celtic sea salt or spices you love)
(Optional: Roast almonds in the oven at 35oF for about 10 minutes or until brown. I like this step because it gives the almonds a real depth of flavor and extra “nuttiness”.)
Here’s how to do it:
Place 3 cups of raw or roasted almonds into your food processor.
Turn the food processor on and soon you will notice an almond crumb mixture forming. You can add a pinch of celtic sea salt here or your favorite spices if you want.
Keep processing the almond crumb mixture and periodically scrape down the sides. In about 5-10 minutes – depending on your food processor – the almond oil will be released resulting in beautifully gloppy almond butter! Store in a mason jar in your fridge and enjoy every spoonful.