Your Very Own Jar of Nut Deliciousness

Its 10pm at night.

I am at the breakfast aisle of my local Whole Foods.

I am staring at the nut butter maker stand.

Evaluating my options…

-Roasted Honey Peanut Butter

– Roasted Almond Butter

– Roasted Peanut Butter

My hands reach out for the Roasted Almond Butter….

Price : $12.99/lb

 Hands stop in mid-air as my mind debates with me…

‘Why is it so expensive?”

“Do I really want to pay that much?”

“Can I do this at home?”

“Yeah, maybe you SHOULD try! You will save a whole load of wad, won’t you?”

I agree with you, dear mind. I do want to save money and eat healthy.

Off I jumped back into my car…

I had a mission in mind…

Make my First Ever Jar of Almond Butter!

After spending some time doing research on how to do it and luckily having a bag of almonds in my pantry…

I discovered…you don’t need anything else to make almond butter other than almonds!

Say What???

Yes, what a pleasant epiphany!

I can tell you, this is the easiest, no brainer recipe for a delicious jar of nut butter and I promise – you won’t be sweating!

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Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy peesy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Almonds with Skin On
  • 1 tsp good quality Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 2 tsp organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fine flowing salt

Preparation: 

In a large roasting tray lined with parchment paper or baking mat, combine 2 cups of skin-on almonds with salt and nutmeg and roast in a 300° F oven for 15-20 minutes. Your nose is your assessor for roast-readiness and trust me, when its done roasting, your nose will shout for joy!

Once the almonds have cooled down, blitz them in a food processor for 1-2 minutes. They will look coarse but have faith! They are going to be a gooey concoction soon!

Coarsely Ground Almonds 1 minute into blitzing
Coarsely Ground Almonds 1 minute into blitzing

Continue blitzing for another 2 minutes and you will see the coarse mess has become a creamy concoction. Stop the processor in between to scrape the sides and bottom so that all the nuts have a chance to be shattered to smithereens. Continue blitzing for another 5 minutes while adding the sugar and vanilla extract. Once they are smooth and creamy, transfer to a tight fitting jar.

Creamy Almond Butter Finally!
Creamy Almond Butter Finally!

Now go ahead and serve your fabulous butter on any carrier of choice – toast, biscuits, bread, pita, veggies, fruits, fish, meats…

This is just the start of a beautiful way to live and save and eat – wonderfully homemade!

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