My Favorite Food…
might be almond butter.
Hubs and I went to Costco to get ready for the Whole 30. It was unbelievably crowded and overwhelming and I forgot to buy almond butter and was so frustrated. We left and went to Sprouts to get more essentials and I could not believe the price of almond butter. I am used to buying it at Trader Joe’s and while it is more costly than peanut butter, it is still not all that expensive. I refused to pay that much but I knew that I would really want almond butter for breakfast or a snack during the week. Luckily, we had some roasted almonds from Trader Joe’s leftover and I told hubs that I would just make home made almond butter.
He thought this sounded incredibly hard as most people do. But, I am here to tell you that it is very easy and can be less expensive than store bought jars. So, here are the instructions…
You will need:
- almonds (I used roasted but you could use raw and roast them or just use them raw)
- food processor
You will need to:
- put almonds in food processor (I used 2 cups but you can use whatever you have just make sure it doesn’t overflow the food processor
- turn on
- go do something else for 6-7 minutes
- come back and scrape the sides
- process for a few more minutes
That’s all. You will have delicious, creamy almond butter that you will love. I recommend putting it in an airtight container and eating it on apples, bananas, in smoothies, on bread, by the spoonful…
I very much prefer almond butter to peanut butter anyway and here is a good description of the misconceptions we have about the health benefits of peanuts and peanut butter.