Happy Monday everybody!!! & Happy Presidents Day!! I kind of feel like this post should be more patriotic and/or celebratory but it’s not, sorry guys I dropped the ball. What this post is though is informative, soo woohoo for learning something new.
As someone who regularly indulges in nut butters (that sounds dirty, sorry) I kept hearing how easy it was to make your own peanut butter or almond butter, so I decided to give it try. Okay, so honesty hour here, recipes that I’ve seen for homemade nut butters (eeek there it is again) insinuate that 5 minutes in a food processor and this stuff is ready to go, umm not in my case.
I’m really not kidding when I say I probably processed the almond butter for at least 20 minutes straight, probably more. You guys, it processed so long it made the nut mush (for lack of a better word) so hot, steam was coming off of it, and worried I was going to overheat my processor, I let it chill for a while. What the heck y’all?!
After doing some more research I decided that maybe it took so long to process because I used raw almonds instead of roasted which would have released nut oils (yeah that’s bad too). It finally did come together thank goodness, and I hadn’t planned on adding any honey to it for sweetness but I think it definitely added an extra needed something. Next time I make this, I will most certainly be using some roasted almonds haha, enjoy y’all!
almonds into your processor…
processing for a bit…
even longer, starting to get less crumbled in appearance… added some honey & salt to taste & a billion years later, voila!…
- 2 Cups of Raw Almonds.
- 1 Tablespoon of Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt (or to Taste).
- 3-5 Tablespoons of Honey (or to Taste).
- Food Processor.
- Place your almonds in your food processor.
- The first several minutes of processing they will get kind of crumbly in texture, then I'll add the honey and continue processing.
- Continue processing and intermittently scrape down the insides of your food processor, also taste test to make sure the amount of salt and honey is to your liking.
- When the consistency of the almond butter has finally become smooth and creamy it is done, and enjoy!
- Keep in a sealed container in your fridge.