I love savings! With my huge family of five children – it’s not a whim, but a necessity.
In this case, the savings are also surprisingly healthy, as you do not buy a store product of questionable quality, but cook it by yourself, you have all ingredients available in your hands and you’re the only one responsible for the quality.
Today we are going to talk about almond butter and how easy it can be made at home from nuts and with only a conventional blender.
Almonds are amazingly healthy. These nuts contain magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus for bone health.
Magnesium is very important as it regulates the level of calcium and vitamin D in our body. Almonds contain a large amount of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which are moderately saturated and contribute to the rapid satiating, which means they protect us from spontaneous weight gain.
Almond butter is an excellent snack, it complements any breakfast and it is a healthy alternative and the basis for many vegan recipes. It can be salty or sweet, you can also add cocoa powder to it and get a delicious nutty cream! Ready? Set?
Let’s go cooking!
We will need:
2 cups of almonds (1 cup -250 ml)
Salt, sugar or cocoa powder to taste (optional)
The beauty of this recipe is that you do not need a very powerful blender. A typical medium-sized chopper is fine. My first attempt to make this butter with my complex Vitamix blender ended up overheating, but an ordinary KitchenAid coped with this task perfectly and almost did not get warm. So I advise you avoid blenders with glasses and rather use the ones with wide cups and big blades. The whole process takes about 15 minutes, so keep an eye on your machine. If you see that it is overheating, do not rush, stop it and let the blender cool down, and then turn on again.
I use the most common almonds, the ones that are sold in any store.
Put them in the blender and start grinding.
The nuts will be ground at first. Do not panic, everything will be fine.
The crumbs will become more oily. This is not the end, do not give up quickly, the butter is not done yet.
In a few minutes, the oil effect will increase.
In a few more minutes, you will be able to spoon the crumbs. Go on. Almost done.
Voila! A gentle, soft, homogeneous butter is ready!
Now you can eat it!
P.S. By the way, this butter is perfectly stored even outside the refrigerator.