Tuesday, September 27, 2011
How to: Honey Vanilla Almond Nut Butter
Happy Tuesday everyone! It's Simply Delicious here at The Slow Roasted Italian.
Today we are featuring Honey Vanilla Almond Nut Butter. I just started making my own nut butters, starting with peanut and now almond. The peanut came out so well that I decided to send it to my peanut butter loving Dad for his birthday (I love homemade gifts, given with love!).
Almond Nut Butter is super simple to make, just requires some patience. The first step is all about creaming the almonds.
Once you complete the first step and the Almond Nut Butter is creamy, you can stop at this point and have an all natural no sweeteners or flavors added Almond Nut Butter. I was sending this batch to my Dad for a birthday gift. He is a peanut butter lover, but is trying to eat healthier (Aren't we all?). So, I thought making this special gift would be fantastic! I did send him Honey Roasted Peanut Butter too and he loves them both!
Enjoy and have fun changing up the flavors!
Honey Vanilla Almond Nut Butter
4 cups roasted almonds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons honey
Blend almonds in food processor until creamy. This may take scraping the bowl down several times. They will get grainy and very dry first, but then the natural oils will be released and it will be fantastically creamy.
Add salt, vanilla, and honey. Process until smooth.
Serve on bread, fruit, or eat straight out of the jar!
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com