I discovered almond butter half a year ago. Granted, it already existed, it just didn’t exist in my world. I started buying one from my local grocery store, made by the grocery store, and loved it. I didn’t, however, enjoy the price.
Then I discovered Pinterest.
I found a recipe I liked and tried it the way it suggested the first time. The second time around, I decided to switch things up a bit. You can check out the original recipe at Food in Jars blog, plus, the pictures on that blog are 1000% better!
Seriously, best recipe ever. Easy, fun, and delicious. Homemade is ALWAYS better.
Honey Roasted Almond Butter
4 cups -of Almonds (raw preferably)
3-6 tbsp - of Honey
3-5 tbsp -of Coconut Oil
Preheat your oven at 325 degrees.
Meanwhile place parchment paper (or wax paper) on a cookie sheet. Place almonds on it and drizzle the honey on top. This is the part where your hands get gooey- make sure the nuts are all coated with honey, so toss them around, or do whatever you can to get them coated.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes (325 degrees). Now, this is the MUST follow part- halfway point, which is 10 minutes into the roasting, flip almonds.
Once almonds are roasted, let cool for 15-20 minutes.
Add almonds into food processor and begin processing. It will make a loud noise (heads up!). It will first turn out to look like a bunch of broken nuts. You want to add a drizzle of your coconut oil. Scrape the sides of the processor, so that everything gets blended in. Keep pulsing. Repeat those steps. Process, drizzle, scrape. You’ll need to do this for about 20 minutes or so until it’s nice and smooth.
Pour into jar, container, mouth (whatever, really) and enjoy.
Tips- stuff I did that you shouldn’t do-
- Once I coated the wax paper with cooking spray- this causes the almonds to roast faster, which in turn roasts darker, making your almond butter a lot more bitter tasting.
- I also twice skipped the flipping-the-almonds halfway part- don’t. It causes the almonds to stick to paper. It took me FOREVER to try to get the almonds to un-stick to the paper. Not the greatest task.
- Don’t skimp out on the coconut oil. Yes, it does add more calories but remember, they are good calories. Skimping out on the coconut oil will make your almond butter a bit less creamier and a tad dryer.
So that’s all for now!
Tell me what you think!