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Recipe Collection: Almond Butter

admin October 11, 2012

Tired of spending too much to store-bought almond butter? Good news! It’s super easy and budget freindly to make your own at home.

Almond Butter

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. crispy almonds
  • 2 – 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

If you don’t know what “crispy almonds” are, click the link to find out.  Make those first!  It makes the nuts so much more digestible by reducing the phytic acid.  I’ll wait….  🙂

Now that you have your crispy almonds, add them to your blender.

Turn this on low and let them begin chopping up.

After awhile, it will resemble almond meal.  Okay, it is almond meal right now.

Turn it to medium and keep blending.  It will become a very thick almond butter that doesn’t really stick together well.

Add your coconut oil and maple syrup.

Add your sea salt (you can skip if you want).

Keep blending it now on low-medium.  Add a little more coconut oil if you need to.  I ended up adding all 3 tbsp. to make it as smooth as I wanted.  That’s up to you if you want it really smooth or with a little chunkiness left.  You also may need to use a small spatula to stir/push things back down sometimes to keep it all moving.  Just be careful not to hit the blades on the blender!

And then it’s done!  Scoop it out into a bowl and store it in the fridge for a couple of weeks, if it lasts that long. 🙂  Serve with crackers, celery sticks, or however you like.

almond butter

This is a wonderful snack for those who are grain-free or on another special diet.  For more recipes like this, try Against the Grain.

How do you serve almond butter?

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13 Comments

  1. Did I see it correct that you used the wet blade Vitamix container? Does that work better for this?

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  2. Is almond meal the same thing as almond flour?

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  3. Hello,
    I just wanted to make sure that it is not necessary to peel the almonds first? I’ve been reading contradicting material about it – some say it’s unhealthy to digest it, others say it’s rubbish…

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  4. […] finally perfected it, and now I make almond and pecan butter pretty regularly.  It's a great and fairly inexpensive snack on bread or as a dip for veggies. […]

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  5. […] Nut butters are a great way to eat nuts that almost anyone likes, and that the younger set can enjoy too.  Grab an apple or some carrot or celery sticks to dip, or some crackers (see the next point).  Nut butters are high in protein and great for a quick snack, or made into a sandwich for a meal.  Make your own! […]

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  6. […] Apple slices with whipped cream or nut butter […]

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