Make Your Own Almond Butter

ImageYesterday I went to Trader Joe’s with one mission – get some almond butter. I love snacking on almond butter and celery. This is like a little guilty pleasure for me. It’s creamy, crunchy and way better for you than chips or ice cream.

However, Trader Joe’s was out of almond butter! Travesty of travesties!  Well, not really – because I decided that I might be able to make my own at home. And, y’all – I did – it was awesome and so, so simple.

All you need is 2 cups of almonds and a food processor.

First, pour 2 cups of almonds out on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 375 for about 5 minutes. (This will create that smoky taste.) Next – after you take them out of the oven, place these nuts into the food processor.

Turn it on and blend away! After the first couple minutes, it will turn into a powder. You are not done at this point. Be patient. Keep blending – this will take about 10 minutes. But, you will see the almonds starting to get moist and a paste will form.

Empty your homemade almond butter in a Tupperware container. You are done – and will never buy store bought almond butter again.

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