{Easy Peasy Recipeasy} 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:

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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…)

{Easy Peasy Recieasy} Simply Almond Butter
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat your over to 325.
  2. Lay the almonds out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Toast for 15 minutes, flipping once.
  4. Once the almonds have toasted, allow them to cool for 5 minutes and then place them in the food processor.
  5. Process them until they are the consistency that you like (mine took 10 minutes)...voila! Almond Butter.

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?

Do you make your own nut butters? What kind? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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5 Responses to {Easy Peasy Recipeasy} Simply Almond Butter

  1. Debbie Moerke May 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    I was going to try Justin’s but when I saw the price I thought I’ll just get Trader Joe’s, but maybe I will just try making some. I like mine crunchy so would you just stir in some chopped roasted almonds?

    • Allison May 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM #

      Hi Debbie! I’ve been meaning to email you!! I would add another 1/2 cup to 1 cup almonds to the roasting pan, then set some of the roasted almonds aside, coarsely chop them and then stir them into the almond butter once it’s the consistency you want. Let me know how it turns out!

      Hope all is well with you!

      Allison

  2. Mona Jones June 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM #

    What kind of processor is that that has a rounded bowl that keeps the substance near the blade? I have flat bottom type and the process does not work in it. Mona

    • Allison June 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM #

      Hi Mona,

      I’m not sure what kind of food processor that is…I have a flat bottomed one as well. I have to scrape the sides of the bowl to keep the almond butter in the bottom of the processor…

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