Friday, July 19, 2013

Almond Butter

Oh my, our family loves almond butter
(minus the hubby).

Almond butter is one of those things that are easy and healthy for you...and it can be fairly inexpensive too.
I use 3 ingredients:

1cup of roasted almonds
2T of coconut oil
less than 1T of honey
The process is easy.
Roast the almonds in the oven for about 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on it to prevent burning).
Finely grind 1 cup roasted almonds in a blender, then add 2T coconut oil and blend into a smooth paste (about a minute)
If you like it chunky, reduce the blender time.
Then I just add the honey and stir.
Store in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks (no need to refrigerate).

The best price for organic, cold press coconut oil is at Costco (we buy it through a friend, since we don't have a membership). Also buying almonds in bulk is less expensive (I get mine from my parents almond trees).
For the honey, try to buy local.

I spread some almond butter on my whole wheat sandwich bread,

and this is a very satisfying snack.
Stay frugal,


Revi said...

Yum! I thought you needed some major equipment to do this. I love all these items. I've made pesto, and will try your recipe. I've never made alfredo in a blender! I'm definitely going to do the almond butter, too.

Art and Sand said...

We are not big on peanut or almond butter, but that pesto looks mighty good.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-that does sound good. Love pesto and make my own, too- xo Diana

Libby said...

This is probably the simplest recipe I've seen for this. I'm slowly but surely acquiring a like for nuts. Almonds are definitely my favorite.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Such a clever way to make your own! We always buy ours at Trader Joe's but already a few times they did run out of them.
Almonds we buy bulk at Costco in bags; not from their 'nut' area but from the isle where you find baking products. It makes quite a difference in price. Are your Parents still living in Italy? The cold pressed coconut oil is another very healthy alternative for many uses. You are doing such a great job for your family in providing them with healthy food!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

What a great thing to know...I didn't know you need to roast them first! You are an amazing wealth of information Daniela!

Lezlie@Lovilee ReDesign said...

Looks so healthy and delicious! I love a good healthy snack! Thanks for sharing.