Creamy, natural, and delicious (only one ingredient)
Almond butter is tasty, nutritious, and versatile. It goes well in smoothies, on top of pancakes, served alongside some apples, or with some toast! Almonds are also very nourishing, as they are a great source of manganese, magnesium, antioxidants, and vitamin E. However, when bought in stores, almond butter can be on the pricier side, and some brands also include ingredients that aren't always good for us. A perfect solution to both of these problems is making your almond butter at home! Not only can you be sure that it will be made with clean ingredients, but you also save money! Making homemade almond butter is also a great way to reduce your environmental footprint by avoiding plastic containers and lids.
Although it may seem daunting at first, making almond butter is a simple and easy process that only requires three things: an oven, almonds, and a food processor.
Tip: Consider buying almonds in bulk to save additional money and reduce your environmental footprint even more!
2 cups almonds
Step by step:
Preheat oven to 350° (or approximately 177° Celsius)
Spread out almonds on a medium or large baking tray
Place almonds in the oven for 15-20 minutes
Allow almonds to cool until they are ready to go into the food processor
On medium-high speed, blend one cup of almonds in your food processor, scraping down the sides as needed
Once the almond butter has reached the consistency you like, repeat the same process with the other cup of almonds (I do this one cup at a time to allow the process to go faster)
Allow the almond butter to cool until it is room-temp
Place your almond butter in an air-tight container (such as a mason jar) and keep for up to two weeks!