Almond Butter

Almond Butter

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!

Almond Butter

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • sea salt, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil (if needed)

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Almond Butter

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