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Recipe: Perfect Almond Butter

by Suz on May 28, 2013 · 4 comments

in Cooking, Food, Recipe

Not only is almond butter absolutely delicious on its own, its great to use in loads of different Paleo desert recipes. It’s a store cupboard staple in my house, and this recipe is perfect every time.

Paleo Diet Recipe Almond Nut Butter Homemade How To Make

Almond Butter Ingredients:

  • 250g organic almonds
  • Pinch of sea salt

Almond Butter How To:

1)     Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4. Cover an ovenproof tray with some baking parchment and lay out the almonds, making sure they are spread out next to, and not on top of, one another.

2)     Roast for 6 minutes, then shake, then roast for another 6. Remove from the oven, then leave to cool for 10 minutes.

3)     Pop the almonds into a food processor with a pinch of salt. On the highest setting, blitz for around 10 minutes. At first, the ground nuts will stick to the side of the food processor – just push them back in to the barrel with a spatula. You may have to do this 4 – 5 times depending on your food processor!

4)     You should watch the nuts turn from solid, into a ball, into a thick liquid. At this point, YOU ARE NOT FINISHED! Keep processing until a thin layer of oil begins to rise to the top. Here, the nuts have released their natural oils, and at the optimum for taste, texture and digestion. Pour into an empty jar, then keep in the fridge. What’s the best thing about making your own almond butter? Scraping the remains off the side of the food processor!

Have you tried making your own nut butter yet?

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Michele May 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe. I live in Kuala Lumpur and just can not find Almond Butter so can not wait to try this. Do you know roughly how long it will keep in the fridge?

Terima Kasih (thank you in Malay :))
Michele

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Chantel May 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

Been looking for this – perfect :) How long will it keep in the fridge?

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Kelly October 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Would it still work if I was to add some raw cacao powder to this and make a “nutella” like substitute?

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Mary-Anne November 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

Hi! Just wanted to say thank you – this stuff is liquid heaven. I’ve made nut butters before but they’ve always turned out below average – this is AMAZING!! I realise now that in the past I haven’t been processing the nuts for long enough – what a difference!! Thanks again!

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