Make your own almond butter
One of my first and everlasting loves is for peanut butter. Smooth, creamy, peanutty, peanut butter.
And if you put peanut butter and chocolate together…sigh. Yeah, I could create poetry. And considering Reese’s Pieces were invented the year I was born, I’d say it was meant to be.
Except…I’ve had to come to the conclusion that it’s best to avoid peanuts since they can contain aflatoxin – a toxic mold that can cause cancer.
So I’ve had to slowly relinquish my love for peanut butter and replace it with another nut. Almonds.
But wow, almond butter can be expensive! Instead of buying it, I opted to try making my own. And guess what, it’s so easy it’s crazy!!
Like literally, you just pour a bunch of almonds into a food processor, turn the switch on, and 10 minutes later you have almond butter.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below:
It’s seriously not any harder than that.
But if you like pictures and details, keep reading and I’ll walk you through how super easy it is to make your own almond butter.
How to make your own almond butter
1. Pour soaked and dehydrated almonds into your food processor, filling it about 3/4th full.
2. Turn the food processor on. 🙂
3. Process for about 10 minutes and you’ll have creamy, smooth almond butter.
That’s it! I store my almond butter in glass pint jars. I can’t tell you what the shelf life is except that we’ve had it in the cupboard for up to a month (it doesn’t last longer than that in our house), and it’s just fine.