Sunday, January 2, 2011

Almond Butter!

I made a batch of Raw Almond butter last night. The recipe is super simple:
Ingredients:
2 cups raw almonds
2 tbsp olive/walnut/grape seed oil
1 tsp salt / salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Blend the almonds in a food processor/blender for about 8 minutes, on high speed.
  2. Stir the mixture so that all of the ground-up almonds are of the same consistency.
  3. Add the oil to the mix. Add salt if desired.
  4. Blend for another 2-4 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached.
Here is my end product!
We used to buy Raw Almond butter from the store and as you very well know, it is sold for about $10 a 16 oz bottle. If I bought the almonds in bulk, I can get them for $3.50/LB or $3.50/2-cups. So, the cost of making 16 ounces of Raw Almond butter, if I make it myself, is only $3.50 + $2 (olive oil + electric) +  $0 (for 20 minutes of my free time) = $5.50.

The part I enjoy the most is that I know exactly what goes into my almond butter. I do not have to believe all that the manufacturer claims.

By the way, I did not add any salt to my Almond butter. I know it tastes different if you salt it. I just don't care for salt in my Almond butter.

I could taste the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Almond butter. I don't mind it one bit, but some might. One viable option to the Olive oil might be Walnut oil. Perhaps, I will try that next time just for fun!

Bon appetit' :)

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