This is seriously one of the easiest recipes; who knew?!
The main ingredients, almonds and patience.
It started two weeks ago, when I was out at a bar for my friends birthday and someone gifted her a couple jars of almond butter. I’m thinking “Ok, I need to get to know this girl”. We immediately hit it off and started talking about recipes! She ensured me this was way easier than I thought.
In two weeks I’ve made at least 8 batches; altering and adding slightly different ingredients.
Here’s my favorite and most clean recipe:
2 cups of almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
dash of Himalayan sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degree.
Line pan with tin foil, spread almonds out and slightly salt.
Roast for about 7 minutes in the middle of the oven.
While the almonds are still warm, place in Vitamix and start to grind.
The texture will turn from a grainy flour, then to a paste, and after a while, you’ll eventually obtain a pourable creamy butter.
This is where you need to be really patient. It can take up to 20 minutes of just blending to reach your desired texture. I typically run it on low, and do other things around the kitchen while I wait.
Check on it periodically to scrape down the edges and then blend some more!
Once it’s creamy: this is the point where I throw in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
Another flavor I am digging:
1 tsp cacao powder and 1/2tsp espresso powder (also top of my list)
you can also add maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit (just a tsp is plenty)