This past weekend I made almond butter for the first time. It was super easy and it tastes great. I made some oatmeal cookies with it the next day.
It is slightly strange that I made almond butter because I usually don’t eat nuts. At all. I always try to find someone else to eat them from my bowl of chex mix. I am trying to learn to like them and I thought this might be a good start. Baby steps.
First you need to roast the almonds. I roasted 1 cup of raw almonds on a baking sheet at 300^ for 20 minutes. They should look slightly darker. You should be able to smell them a little bit. The above picture shows the roasted almond on the left and a raw almond on the right so you can see the color difference.
Once the almonds have cooled put them in a food processor on high. After a couple of minutes you should have something that looks like the picture above.
Keep on blending and you will get something that looks more like a powder.
This is what it should look like after some more blending. The oils will start to come out of the almonds and it will turn in to a creamy spread. Yum!
All done. Use it however you like. The one cup of almonds made enough to nearly fill a 6oz mason jar.