Homemade Almond Butter {Tasty Tuesday}

Almond Butter

I love almond butter.  Pair it up with an apple and it’s one of my favorite snacks. If you’re looking to eat healthier, you may be surprised to know that it’s really quite easy to make your own almond butter.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups raw almonds
2 teaspoons of olive oil (more or less for texture)

You can also add a little honey if you’d prefer this to be sweeter.

Place your almonds on a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven. Roast almonds for 8 to 10 minutes, turning them once or twice during that time. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

Put 1/2 cup of the almonds in your food processor and use the pulse setting to break them up.

You can save a bit of time by chopping the almonds up a little by hand before putting them in the food processor. I’m usually too lazy to do this, but if you feel the urge, you can throw the almonds in a ziploc bag and pound them with a mallet or a rolling pin before tossing them into the food processor.

After you’ve pulsed the first half of your almonds, drizzle in a bit of olive oil on them and turn the food processor back on. Let it run for a minute, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times.

A ball will begin to form. Stop the processor and use a fork to break the ball apart. Then, start the food processor again.

Add more nuts, then more olive oil, and keep repeating the process. Keep drizzling in oil until you get a consistency you like. Also, the longer you process the nuts, the creamier the mixture will get. If you don’t like the flavor of plain almond butter, feel free to add honey, salt, or other seasonings.

Once your almond butter is finished, store it in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Mason jars are perfect for this!

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