I had myself a little ALMOND PARTY this weekend.
I'm beginning to realize just how many things you can make from nuts. So, fair warning, this is likely the beginning of a long series of nut-related recipe posts. Up today - almond butter!
Since I purchase this delicious protein-filled creamy delight by the jar on a weekly basis, I thought it was worth a shot at making it myself. Turns out, like most things I'm dabbling in, it's not that hard.
1 bag of raw almonds (about 2 cups)
Pinch of Salt
4 tbsp light flavored oil (I used Canola, but think Almond Oil might be the best)
Place the almonds on a cookie sheet, and bake for 5-10 mins at 500 F. Be sure to not burn the almonds. If you burn your nuts, start over.
Place your roasted almonds in a food processor with a punch of salt and start her up!
Blend, blend, blend until creamy.
This will take a while, but you'll start to see the almond meal sticking together and releasing its oil.
I like my almond butter really smooth, so I added a bit of canola oil to help it along the way.
That's it! Creamy, delicious almond butter that tastes WAY better than the stuff from the store. Easy, right?
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