This recipe (more of a method really, because you can use any nut you’d like) is one of my go-to’s! From what I’ve read almond butter is better for you than peanut butter, and has more protein. Making homemade nut butters is easy, all you need is a food processor and you’re good to go. My favorite is almond, with cashew in a close second. Almonds are slightly harder than many other nuts, which is why I usually add a teaspoon or two of olive oil to help it come together and smooth out. Enjoy it on apples, bananas, toast, rice cakes … whatever your heart desires!
- 2 cups raw almonds
- sea salt, to taste
- extra virgin olive oil (if needed)
- Place the almonds in a large food processor. Turn the food processor on and process for about one minute until the almonds are very finely ground and start to clump together.
- Stir the almonds and process again for another minute. At this point I usually drizzle in about 1-2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to help it come together. The oil helps the butter to become more creamy.
- Continue to process and stop and stir the mixture until it becomes your desired butter consistency. It may take a little while to come together, just be patient. The longer you process the butter the more the oils are developed and the looser the constancy will be.