Almond Butter Recipe

 

Roasting the almonds first gives the nut butter a deeper colour and flavour – both are delicious, but my preference is with roasted.

Roasting the almonds is easy too.  (I didn’t soak or activate mine first – knock yourself out if you want to do this.)

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This recipe uses quite a lot of almonds, so it would be a good idea to measure that they will fit into your food processor before you roast them.

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The almonds will darken in the roasting process. You don’t want them to go to dark or you will actually lose some of the lovely flavour.

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Once roasted, it is as easy as throwing the almonds into your food processor and pulsing.

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But it does take time and patience.
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I lost count of the number of times I stopped pulsing, scraped down the sides and processed again.

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But you get there in the end and it is worth it!

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I made three small jars of almond butter. If you have a gluten free friend or a friend who is eating clean, this would make a perfect homemade Christmas gift for them.

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I am keeping most of the roasted almond butter for myself! It is an integral ingredient for some of my morning tea snacks! A favourite snack at the moment is:

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • half an apple
  • almond butter

Next on my list is using my current favourite nut – macadamia!

Roasted Almond Butter Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Condiments
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups (about 580 grams) almonds
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line trays with baking paper and spread almonds out in single layers.
  3. Place in oven and roast for 10 - 12 minutes.
  4. Almonds should darken slightly.
  5. Place almonds into food processor and pulse.
  6. Stop every minute or so and scrape down the sides of the bowl, then pulse again.
  7. Repeat this process until the almond butter is the consistency you desire.
  8. It should start to become shiny and you should see that the nuts have released their oils when it is ready.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

Day

Week Commencing 10th August

Sat540 homemade taco seasoning paeloHomemade Tacos
Sunsausgaes and salad

Home Made Chicken Nugget Recipe
Weet BIx Slice
Sausage and salad

Oven baked chicken nuggets

Weet Bix Slice
MonEasy Satay RecipeSlow Cooker Satay
TueSlow Cooker Roast BeefSlow cooker roast beef
Wedzucchini bolognese mainSpaghettie / Zucchini Bolgnese
Thueasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
Fripan fried fishPan Fried Fish and Salad
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 10th Aug

 

Have you made your own nut butter?