Remember that time I told you about when I Quit Sugar? Ok ok, so I didn’t really quit sugar, but I was inspired by Sarah Wilson, the author of the I Quit Sugar cookbook, to lessen my sugar intake. I realized how much sugar I was eating, especially since I would go through a container of peanut butter every week or two. Apples and peanut butter, bananas and peanut butter, celery and peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly, you name it – I ate it smothered in pb! I decided I definitely needed to cut out some of that goodness so I decided to splurge on a jar of almond butter. I figured I’d savor the deliciousness and enjoy it slowly. Well plan failed, I still finished it in a week, but it was the best gosh darn almond butter ever! But ya know what was still in that almond butter? …sugar.
I figured my best bet was to make my own almond butter, where I could control the ingredients and spend way less money. So that’s exactly what I did.
To be honest…I’m trying out that healthy kick and I added no sugar (besides a tablespoon of honey) and well, sugarless almond butter does NOT make my heart as happy. But, it’s healthier and it’s cheaper and I eat it at a slower rate.
Make Your Own Almond Butter Recipe
3 cups roasted almonds
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Put it all in the blender or food processor and just let it go forever and ever and ever. No joke, it took almost an hour until it was full on almond butter. But don’t give up, it does happen! Just make sure you’re scraping the sides and just when you think you can’t mix it anymore, it’ll turn into smooth buttery liquidy goodness.
* Roasted or smoked almonds may be a bit easier on the blending process, but I haven’t tested them out for flavor quite yet! If you do, let me know what you think!
So tell me, have you tried to make your own nut butters?