Homemade Almond Butter
Almond Butter is my favourite nut butter, a sliced apple and a big table-spoon of almond butter makes for a great snack. I always find myself wanting to make everything that I can from scratch at home, even if it doesn’t always work out so homemade almond butter was next on my list. There is something to be said about the pleasure of making things yourself, It’s very rewarding and it really takes me to a happy place.
We all know that Almond butter isn’t exactly the cheapest food in the world but it is worth it. If you can get Organic definitely do so to avoid all those pesky chemical where you can. It is also much much cheaper to make your own almond butter then buying it.
To make your own home-made Almond Butter is really easy, anyone can do it, I promise!
So Lets Go:
3 cups Unsalted Roasted Almonds (or Raw)
Pre-heat oven to 225°
Place your almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in your preheated oven for 10 min. This helps the almond to get a little soft and release their oils better. If you are using Raw Almonds they will need to be put in for 15 -20 min.
Once time is up remove from oven and let them cool. Once cool place into your food processor, turn on for 10 min. You will see the almond go from almonds to coarse crumble, just when you wonder if it is working it will become a wonderful smooth texture that looks and smells amazing!
Now just bottle it up and you are good to go!! Your Almond Butter will keep for a couple of weeks. If you store your butter in the fridge make sure and give it a good stir first if the oils has separated.
Heres a little Nutritional Info on Almonds
¼ cup of almonds contains,
5 grams of protein
5 grams fiber
7 grams of carbohydrates
5 grams of sugar
16 milligrams Vit E
0.4 milligrams riboflavin
0.8 milligrams manganese
97 milligrams Magnesium
172 milligrams phosphorus
96 milligrams Calcium
33 milligrams Iron
Hope you enjoy!