SO working in the industry I’m in, I guess it’s a written rule that you have to be completely in love and obsessed with nuts. Especially nut butters.
Now being a big sweet treats supplier, the amount of nuts I order in is crazy. I remember the first time I made a big order with suma wholefoods and they rocked up in a huge lorry carrying just nuts… I mean, it’s totally nuts.
Well, now I have tubs (the size of huge baths) full of nuts, I’ve been experimenting with my own nut butters.
I have to say my favourite nut butter of all time is almond butter… I’m literally obsessed and I just can’t make anymore myself nor can I buy it. It’s a sad fact, that if left to my own devices, i’ll devour the whole lot in one afternoon…
I wanted to share with you though, my own recipe for almond butter because if I can’t eat my weight in it, I believe you should be able to.
210g of unsalted raw or roasted almonds
1 teaspoon of coconut cream
1 tbsp of maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of salt
-Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and wack the almonds in the oven for 10 minutes. This help with the blending and mixing of them as they release all their natural oils once warmed up.
-Add the almonds to your blender and whizz away.
It is normal for this process to take up to 20 minutes so sit back and relax.
-after 10 minuteso f blending, scrape the sides of the blender to ensure all the mixture is getting thoroughly binded.
– Once you can see it’s becoming more of an ‘oily’ mud like state, add in the maple syrup, salt and coconut cream and blend for an extra 5-10 minutes.
-Voila, there you have it! You’re very own gorgeous, home-made almond butter.
Perfect for snacking on with sliced apples
Be Warned. HIGHLY addictive!