homemade almond butter

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Homemade Almond Butter

This project was definitely not my idea and I would never have had the patience to execute the task on my own. My better half made homemade peanut butter that was a hit so his next adventure: homemade almond butter.

I just stood by his side with a camera for an hour. That’s right, it takes about an hour with a small food processor so if you don’t have an hour run, run as fast as you can!

If you do have an hour and the patience you can make some delicious homemade almond butter. It is really simply to make. All you need is:

-raw almonds

-food processor

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Pour your almonds into the food processor. There aren’t any preservatives in this recipe so you don’t want to make a ton of almond butter all at once. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks but you don’t want to go overboard and have to throw any out.

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Start chopping! Almonds are incredibly hard so this is a very loud project. You’ll get a coarse mixture after a few minutes. Keep chopping. Eventually the mixture starts to get moist and builds walls up the sides of the container.

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When this occurs shut off the food processor and push down the sides. Repeat for about 20-30 minutes. We had to take 5 minute breaks a couple of times to let the food processor cool down.

The mixture will start to get really creamy and then you are done! I read some recipes online that suggested adding canola oil. However we did not, there wasn’t much point to make homemade almond butter and then add oil.

It looks like this when you’re done and tastes wonderful on whole grain toast!

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Enjoy! Please share your story below if you had the patience to get through this recipe!

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