Homemade Almond Butter

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…

Almond Butter Homemade

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.

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