Confession: I LOVE nut butters. If I didn’t limit myself, the whole jar of peanut butter would be gone in a few days. I needed almond butter for my meal plan this week. I went to the store to find some, but was amazed with the prices of it. I have a huge bag of almonds that I bought at Sam’s Club last month, so I decided try to make my own. I don’t have a great food processor by any means. Its small, weak, and I have to keep the button down for it to go. But in the spirit of saving money and DIY, I gave it a try. And guess what? It worked!!
Fill food proccessor with almonds. Mine came straight out of the bag this time. Next time I might try roasting them first.
Start the long process of turning almonds into butter! This is after a minute or so.
About 7 minutes later. Keep going!
After about 13 minutes of proccessing, my almonds just weren’t turning into butter. I decided to add a little oil (1 teaspoon at the most) to add some liquid since it was so dry. It worked like magic! It almost immediately turned into almond butter. You can keep proccessing to make it as smooth as you like.
Of course, I had to try it immediately!! I smeared some on a rice cake, added a few grapefruit wedges, and chowed down!! It is delicious! It isn’t hard to make, only time consuming (but even 15 minutes isn’t that bad!). There is nothing like tasting homemade almond butter!! You should give it a try!