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Jun
05
2008
Almond Butter

I’ve been wanting to make a non-peanut nut butter for a while now. Cashew butter is still on my list of to-dos, but this time around I went with almond butter. It was so easy to make that I could kick myself for not having tried it sooner. All you need is a food processor, a few ingredients, a little bit of time, and you’ve got a yummy, healthy butter to spread on everything from toast to chicken.

Almonds are actually one of the most nutritious nuts around. They can help lower LDL cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease, and they contain healthy nutrients like manganese, magnesium, vitamin e, tryptophan, and more. So, while I still love peanut butter, I think that almond butter will be making more regular appearances in my diet.

Almond Butter
recipe yields approximately 3/4 cup

Notes: Replace the canola oil in the recipe with coconut oil to add a more tropical flavor. Also, if you’d like a sweeter butter, you can add 1 Tbsp. of honey or agave nectar.

Ingredients

1 cup whole almonds
1 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spread almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and toast until the scent of almonds fills the air, about 10-15 minutes.

2. Place almonds and salt in the food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add oil and continue to process until the mixture begins to come together and stick to the sides of the processor bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Posted in Food, Gluten Free, Jams, Spreads, and Butters, Quick and Easy | 3 Comments »

3 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    Yummmy, all the foods on here look fabulous! I’m thinking myself I want to get more creative!



  2. Carole says:

    I have to admit that although I love almond butter, I’ve always purchased it, never made it. Sometime I really must. Maybe this year.

    I’ll have to replace the canola oil though (I can’t stomach it).



  3. Sophie says:

    Your almond butter home made was superb!! Magnificent too!

    MMMMMMMMMM,…!!!!



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