I love almonds so for a while now I have wanted to make homemade almond butter as well as almond milk, which I hope to try sometime in the near future. I love having this with apples or my personal favorite a piece of dark chocolate for a healthier alternative to a Reese Cup (my favorite). Almonds are so good for you and this recipe alone has tons of antioxidants, helps with weight management, controls blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and is good for your heart. Now do you want to whip a batch of this up?
I have saw in the past that a lot of people add extra oil to make this but there is no need. I mean who needs the fat and almonds have natural oils after all. You can use your favorite kind of almonds for this recipe for this one I have used smoked almonds. I also used my food processor which I would imagine is the easiest tool to use. However, you do want to give it a little break every now and again so your motor holds up.
2 cups roasted almonds
1. Place almonds in a food processor. Almonds will go through different stages but you will want to let your food processor run until the oil has released and almond butter has smoothed out (it will ball up right before this happens.) Turn off food processor and transfer to a jar.
2. Cover with an air tight lid and keep in the refrigerator.
Yields: 1 jar