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How To Make Homemade Almond Butter

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 1 Jar 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Everyone should know how to make homemade almond butter. Not only is it significantly cheaper than most store bought varieties, but it's also healthier and tastier. The best part is that it's incredibly easy to make. With a sturdy food processor, and bit of patience, you too can make a jar of delicious, crunchy almond butter.


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups of almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt 

Instructions

  1. Roast the almonds: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the almonds across the tray. When the oven is ready, bake the almonds for 10 minutes. Do not skip this step. Roasting the almonds will release natural oils that allow you to more easily make the almond butter. 
  2. Cool the almonds: Let the almonds cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, set one cup of the almonds to the side.
  3. Prepare the food processor: Insert the S Blade in your food processor
  4. Blend the ingredients: Place the remaining 3 cups of almonds in the food processor. You have the option to add in cinnamon,  vanilla extract and salt in this step if you want extra flavour.  If you prefer traditional almond butter, then skip those ingredients altogether. Turn the food processor on for 10 - 20 minutes. You may need to pause every so often to scrape ingredients off the side and into the centre. 
  5. Add remaining almonds: Once you've reached your desired consistency, add the cup of almonds that you set aside. Process the almonds for 30 - 60 seconds to chop them up. This is what will give you the crunch in your crunchy almond butter. 
  6. Store in airtight container: Use a spatula to move the almond butter from your food processor into an airtight container like a mason jar. Store in fridge for up to two months.


Notes

Patience is key. The length of time in the food processor will vary depending on the brand of your food processor and sharpness of your blade. It may seem like the almonds won't ever turn into nut butter, but keep going, they always will. 

Keywords: healthy condiments, food processor recipes, easy recipes