Nut butters are a way to add heaps of nutrients and flavour to oatmeal, or on toast, or maybe even straight from a spoon…
The problem is that nut butters other than peanut can be super expensive and really they’re just blended nuts – so let’s try making it ourselves!
Just be mindful, nut butters are addictively delicious and although full of nutrients, protein and unsaturated fats, that does make them high in calories, so just use a little to add something extra to your next bowl of oatmeal.
Homemade Almond Butter
Almonds, I used 400g
1tbs of rice bran oil if it is not blending well
A pinch of salt
This is pretty straight forward, take the nuts and blend. The better your blender the easier it will be. My blender is fairly weak so it took a little bit more patience and love, but we got there. Keep scraping down the sides to incorporate the larger pieces.
If you get to the almond meal stage and it is struggling to get to the almond butter stage you can add a little bit of oil, I used rice bran oil to avoid taking over the almond flavour. Add a pinch of salt as well if desired, this will enhance the almond flavour.
Keep blending until smooth and then store in a container that you keep in the fridge.
Serve in any way you would have had peanut butter. Yum!
Almond butter (or almond, brazil, cashew blend!) tastes amazing as a stuffing for dried figs. About 1/4-1/2tsp per fig and then slice thinly. Delicious.
Oooh, I like it! I’ll have to give that a go as I love both figs and almond butter. I had both figs and almond butter for dinner but not together.