It’s easy, and more economical, to make your own almond butter.
Almond butter prices seem to be creeping ever upward, but you can make your own for a fraction of the price of store-bought. All it takes is a pound of organic almonds and a high-speed blender. You can use raw or lightly roasted nuts, just note raw nuts will take longer to turn to butter.
Almond Butter Recipe
3 cups raw organic almonds
Preheat oven to 250 F, spread almonds on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes.
Remove to a bowl or another tray to cool for 5 minutes or so before adding to a high speed blender. Blend on high. They will first turn powdery, then creamy. Should take a minute or so. Keep blending until desired creaminess is reached.
Pour into a seal-able glass container and store in the refrigerator.
Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people lose weight or clear up their acne by switching to a real food diet. She posts healthy recipes and meal plans at mariamarlowe.com. She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more.