Lately I've been trying to work more healthy fats into or diets, and call me crazy, but I can only cram so many raw nuts into my mouth.
But I can spread dreamy almond butter on aannnnyyyyything (which also can be a bit unfortunate).
mix it in to oatmeal, granola, smoothies....really, it goes with anything.
Here's how to do it:
1. Take almonds (easy enough), any amount you want (stock up at the bulk bins).
I used 2 cups this time.
2. Roast almonds. Spread out on a pan, and roast at 350° for 10-15 minutes, until a bit darker brown and extra crunchy and have a nice "roasty" flavor. Yes, I'm sure roasty is a word.
3. Place them in to the food processor. Turn on food processor.
let it go.
add a pinch of salt.
you may have to scrape down the sides every now and then.
going going going.
Just when you think it's ready--it will be a paste-ish consistency, rolling around in your processor like a ball, let it go a few minutes more. The oils will continue to come out and make it even smoother.
I have heard of people who swear that it never got smooth enough--but both with this and when I've made peanut butter, I've never had a problem.
But if, you just can't seem to get it smooth enough, and are still processing after about 15 minutes, add about a tablespoon of coconut oil, just to smooth it out.
But this came out perfectly all on it's own--you just have to be patient.
5. Spoon in to a jar.
7. Have little hands make a label for you.
8. Taste and/or refrigerate