Serves 1.5 cups
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and protein. It also contains phytosterols and unsaturated fats which can help lower your cholesterol levels. Commercial nut butters too often contain stabilizers, high fructose corn syrup, and salt in extravagant amounts. Making your almond butter at home allows you to control the add-ins yourself.
- 3 cups raw almonds
- In your food processor, with an s-blade, grind the almonds.
- Every 2-3 minutes, stop the processor and scrape down the sides to collect the nut meat and oil which are collecting on the sides.
- After approximately 20 minutes, you’ll have a grainy-looking almond butter. If you want to add any flavorings, such as maple syrup, cinnamon, or salt, add it at this point. It’s better to use dry or oil-based mix-ins than liquid ones, for longer shelf life. Keep any sweeteners to a minimum, as the point here is to create a healthier version than what you’re getting at the store.
- Process an additional 2-5 minutes, until the mix-ins are well-incorporated and you have achieved the smooth consistency you prefer.
- Store in a glass jar, refrigerate, and store for up to three months.