Simply Almond Butter

I’ve really grown to love almond butter. Especially of the Justin’s variety.

I may or may not have gotten a three pack of Justin’s Classic Almond Butter for my birthday this year…I may or may not have eaten all three jars at a rate of approximately one jar per week.

In real life, I can’t justify spending $40.00 a month on almond butter…cue M’s Dad and Step Mom.

They saw that I was whining about my baby food processor a few posts back, and swooped in to gift me a wonderful, grown-up food processor! Now I can turn almonds into almond butter without having to smell the tiny, burnt out motor of my itty bitty food processor. Not only can I make all of the nut butters I’ve dreamed about making for years, I can save some moola as well! One bag of almonds from Whole Foods is about $4.40, as opposed to $9.99 for the already prepared butters.

I decided to keep it simple for my first nut butter attempt:

Simply Almond Butter

Ingredients:

2 cups almonds

YEP. That’s IT!

I took a page out of Ashley’s book and toasted the almonds first. 325 F for 15 minutes, turning once.

I let the almonds cool for 5 minutes, and then poured them into the food processor.

Then, I processed the nuts on high for about 10 minutes, making sure to scrap the sides of the bowl a few times.

The result was some beautifully thick almond butter!

It looks and tastes a lot like Justin’s!

Perfect for my favorite snack-of-the-moment:

Baby carrots with almond butter! Surprisingly delicious. (Yes, Mara— that is a McEwen bowl…)

There will definitely be more almond butters in my future! Next up: coconut butter…and then maybe some maple almond butter! What other kinds of almond butter should I try?

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2 Responses to Simply Almond Butter

  1. Jess October 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM #

    Your blog is great! I just had to comment and let you know I am obsessed with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter…… it’s bad. I actually have plans this weekend to try making some almond butter myself!

    • AllieNic October 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM #

      Thanks, Jess! I LOVE Justin’s chocolate almond butter! almost as much as I love his Chocolate Hazelnut butter! Let me know how it goes!

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