Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter
This Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter is unbelievably easy to make and tastes SO good. Roasting the almonds gives another element of flavour and is totally worth it. Imagine, you can have your own almond butter in about 20 minutes. There’s no going back to store bought when you make your own. And, get this, there’s only two, yes two, ingredients! There’s no hiding behind a bunch of ingredients here. Plus, this one is paleo, gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free. You’re going to love this recipe!
What’s up everyone? Have a nice Easter weekend? Ours was pretty chill. Of course, we had our obligatory feed of fish on Friday. Granted, it may have come battered…..and with fries, but fish all the same. Oh, and there may have been a pint in there too. When in Rome, right? You guys have any good eats? Do tell. Now that Easter is here and gone for the year, I almost feel like we are at an official turning point; I feel that spring is really here now, though technically according to the calendar it has been for a little bit. Even the strawberries at the grocery store are actually a decent price and I don’t have to pay a small fortune for them so things are on the upswing.
I was going to bring you a different recipe today, but I had to switch it up; I just couldn’t wait to share this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter with you guys and knew this had to happen today. Share the food love, ya know?
This roasted almond butter is almost too easy to make; almost too easy to call it a recipe, but you know what? It is indeed a recipe and happens to be one of my favourite things to date! Are you an almond butter or peanut butter fan? I happen to like both and always have a jar of each in my fridge. That dang almond butter is super expensive, isn’t it? I had a large bag of almonds in our pantry from, where else, Costco, of course. This recipe yields about one cup of almond butter for two cups of almonds – the perfect amount in my opinion (it’s not going to last long anyway, cause you’re going to look for excuses to shove this stuff in your piehole).
So, how do you make this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter you ask? All you do, is place your almonds on a baking sheet in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes. Then, place those almonds in a food processor (or blender) for about another 10 minutes (oh, and add salt). Yeap. That’s it. Amazing how easy it is, right?
You process the heck out of those almonds, stopping to scrape the sides every couple of minutes, or as necessary. When you first start out, those almonds are going to look drier than the Sierra desert. It’s drier than dry. You’ll get thirsty just looking at it. You get the point. You’re going to think, ‘OMG, what the heck is this? This is not right at all. Dawn really shagged this one up.’ Nope. Guys, I wouldn’t steer you wrong; just go with it and you’ll end up with this – check it—>
Depending on the power of your food processor or blender, it may take longer (or perhaps less) than 8-10 minutes to process those almonds and that’s perfectly a-ok. You know you’re done when the consistency is smooth and creamy. Making this almond butter was like magic before my eyes. No joke. One minute it’s almonds, then practically dust, then, boom – almond butter! After the dust stage, lol, it starts to come together. You know when you are making bread or dough in a mixer and that moment when it just starts to pull together? It’s so freaky to watch that happen with this recipe. Don’t you just want to dip a spoon into this, like, right now??
Speaking of spoon – who has dipped a spoon into almond or peanut butter before and just ate it? I’ll assume you guys nodded in agreement. In all seriousness, though, if that little hunger bug hits, a spoonful of nut butter is definitely something I go for to keep that little bugger at bay.
Besides eating as is, some of you may just want to have this roasted almond butter in or on something. This would be lovely in a smoothie or just on some bread. The simple things are often the best, don’t ya think? And guess what? This is so rich and thick, you actually burn more calories eating it, than the calories it contains. #NotReally #IWish #WhyIsThereSuchaThingAsCalories
Hope you try this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter. You’re going to really enjoy it! And, guys, stay tuned. I have a variation coming up soon with this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter that you are going to love! See ya back here soon.
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon.
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