I was thinking about how I discovered almond butter this morning. Did I see in a recipe? On tv? Then it clicked. The professor I TA’ed for is a very healthy guy, and he and his wife loved almond butter. I had never heard of it before we were sitting together at lunch one day. That holiday, I tried to make it for him as a Christmas gift. In a blender. Let’s just say it was disaster.
Soon after, I got a food processor (the proper tool to make butters in) and tried making almond butter again. This time, success! Now I’m kind of hooked on the stuff. Peanut butter, schmeanut butter. Give me almond butter any day.
Almond butter is an extremely simple thing to make, but it requires patience. It will take up to 30 minutes to make, and goes through a lot of changes. It will break down, get chunky, then dough like, then will smooth out. This is a good thing to make while you’re doing something else.
- 2 cups of raw almonds
- 1-2 tsp of canola or a neutral oil
- salt, to taste
Put the almonds in your food processor. Use your standard s-curve blade. Add the oil and turn the processor on.
Let the processor run for up to 30 minutes (more if you added more almonds). The finished result will be very smooth.
This looks easy. You have inspired me. Now to finish my jar from Trader Joe’s first…….
So nice to have met you at BTP1. Congrats on getting started and keep at it! You’re doing great.
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
It always tastes so much better when you make it from scratch 🙂