Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
You can use raw almonds or for enhanced flavor bake on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes @ 300 degrees prior to processing.
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon unrefined vegetable oil
- Combine the almonds and salt in a food processor until the nuts are finely ground.
- 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 1/4 cup chopped almonds.
- Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.
My family and I LOVE this almond butter. We've been making it for over a year now...a couple times each month. I always roast the almonds. I also use grapeseed oil instead of vegetable and always add a bit of honey. Our favorite way to eat it is right out of the food processor when it's still warm. YUM!
Works great, much better than blanching and skinning them. They don't grind down very well that way. The skins are good for you anyways. I didn't roast them this time and used 4 T Smart Bal. oil and 1/8 tsp salt. Turned out pretty darn good! I will try roasting my raw almonds next time and see if I like it better.
I was going to buy almond butter for another Zaar recipe, but read the label and saw egg white. Egg white?! So I tried this. My processor is kind of wimpy and that may be why I had to double the oil. But it turned out great, though I think I'll use less salt next time. Thanks! Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC tag game.