1 cup raw or roasted almonds Â¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon canola oil (or you can use sesame or other unrefined oil)
While almond butter can be made from raw nuts (which will give you the most nutrients), roasting the nuts just prior to making the butter considerably enhances both flavor and aroma.
To roast the almonds, spread them in a thin layer on a baking sheet at 300Â°F for about 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times to assure even roasting. (or buy already roasted nuts)
Combine the almonds and salt in a food processor, blender, juicer, coffee grinder, meat grinder or nut butter machine and process until the nuts are finely ground. (If you used a coffee grinder, switch the nut powder over to a blender at this stage.)
Add the oil and continue processing until the almond butter reaches your desired degree of smoothness, adding more oil if necessary. For chunky butter, stir in Â¼ cup chopped almonds. Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.
Variations: Substitute Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts for the almonds. Or combine two or more of these nuts in any proportion.
This is very tasty. I roasted the almonds after spraying them with a little butter spray, sea salt ,cinnamon and sugar. I then processed 1 cup of almonds with the 1/4 tsp sea salt, added the canola oil, atleast 2 tbsp for me, more cinnamon-sugar mix, some organic honey. Halved the mix, +tsp allspice
Love it! I roasted 1 cup of whole almonds and an extra 1 tbsp of slivered almonds. I added 1 tbsp Smart Balance oil to the 1 cup whole almonds and blended, removed, pulsed (in blender) slivered almonds and added to the mix. Not as smooth as peanut butter but the flavor is amazing!!
What is the serving amount on this one? Would this be a tablespoon? I'm planning on making but just wanted to make sure I stayed in the right serving level. Also I would assume I have to roast my nuts since the pkg says natural and nothing about roasted.
This is excellent! I have made almond butter before, but never this good. Must be the roasting that makes all the difference. I ground them in my food processor, than ran it through my Champion Juicer (in nut butter mode). Turned out gooey, just like peanut butter... only soooooooo much better!
Just made this w/ coconut oil instead of canola, and it's the best almond butter I've ever had--MUCH better than store-bought. But half of it is hopelessly stuck in the bottom of my blender! :-p Will definitely make this again when I get a food processor.
Like so much better than bought. Love that I can control the salt. In doubled the recipe as I eat a lot of almond butter. Will try some other nuts next time. Thanks, thanks, thanks! A definite keep.
I just made this. I doubled the recipe (two cups of almonds). Seemed to take more oil then listed above. I also added honey. Very good and I will save this recipe and make again. Thanks. In the end it ended up very runny..maybe to much oil/honey. WIll try again.
I made this pretty close to what the recipe calls for. I did add about 2 Tbs of oil and it was a little runny but 1 Tbs was not enough. Have a very excellent flavor. I added a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla powder. Turned out great!