Even though you cannot call this a recipe, as there is just one ingredient, I wanted to share my way of making almond butter with you as it is the most delicious stuff ever and it will save you so much money! In Germany one 250g jar costs between 7 and 10€. As I have a huge consumption of almond butter this was quite pricey. So I tried several ways of making almond butter (e.g. with ground almonds, raw almonds with skin and without skin) and I found that roasted almonds bring out the perfect nutty taste. It is so delicious, I could seriously eat this straight out of the jar (and I often do 🙂 ).
Another benefit of using roasted almonds is that they break down to butter faster than raw almonds.
You do not need to have a fancy, expensive food processor to make your own almond butter. I am using the Philips Viva HR7762/90. It has 750W which is enough to get a perfect smooth consistency.
The possibilities to use almond butter are nearly endless. Top your porridge / chia pudding / yoghurt / dessert with it, make almond butter cups (recipe will follow), give your smoothies an extra kick of protein, stir it in your healthy hot chocolate or simply have it on a toasted slice of bread with banana and cinnamon. YUM!
Almonds are my favorite nut as they taste so delicate and are super healthy. They provide a massive amount of nutrients and are loaded with antioxidants which protect your cells. These antioxidants are mostly concentrated in their brown skin so it’s actually better for you to eat those than blanched almonds. They are high in healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium, protein and fiber. The last two are helping to increase satiety so you won’t feel the urge to snack on other „unhealthy“ stuff.
What is your favorite nut butter? Have you ever tried making your own?
- 200 g almonds
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
- Put almonds on a baking tray and roast for 8-10 minutes. Toss once in between to make sure they don’t burn and roast evenly. They smell delicious when they’re done.
- Let them cool before placing into your food processor and start blending. This process takes about 10-15 minutes depending on your food processor's strength. After being ground into a crumbly almond meal the mass will form a ball and the almonds start to release their oil.
- After about 5 minutes I always give my food processor a little break to cool down and scrape down the sides. Keep going until a smooth, runny consistency forms. You need some patience with this, don’t give up too early and rather give your food processor some more breaks to avoid overheating.
- Transfer your almond butter into an airtight glass jar and store at room temperature for up to a few months.