Homemade almond butter: easy, money-saving and zero-waste
The almond butter recipe is super simple to make, and yet it took me a long time to actually prepare it. I thought it would be time-consuming and I hated the idea of having to clean up the blender afterwards (yes, I may be a bit lazy). And then one day I decided to go for it. Since that day, I never bought a jar of almond butter ever again!
It turns out that making your own almond butter is super easy. You only need one ingredient: almonds. First, you’ll need to roast them for a few minutes. This allows the almonds to release their oil, thus making the blending process easier.
In addition to being easy, it is also money-saving. A jar of almond butter here would be around 25€ a kilo, whereas a kilo of organic almonds in the bulk section costs around 10€. You get to save more than half the price on the finished product! Cleaning the blender suddenly seems worth it…
Finally, it is a zero-waste process: no additional glass jar to store or dispose of, assuming that you bought the almonds in the bulk section of your local shop.
It’s good for you, for your bank account and for the planet!
Almond butter recipe
For a 250g jar
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Pinch of salt
1ts vanilla extract
Spread the almonds on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C. Stir mid-cooking to make sure the almonds are roasted on both sides. Let the almonds cool down completely.
Once cold, put the almonds in your blender or food processor. Add the pinch of salt and vanilla extract at this point, if you like. I usually add nothing, but my husband likes it better this way.
Blend on low speed for a few minutes. First, the almonds will turn into powder, then you’ll gradually see the butter forming as the oils are released. The blending time will depend on what texture you wish to obtain: the longer you blend, the runnier the almond butter will be.
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