Homemade Almond Butter

Almond nut butter is a delicious and healthy alternative to peanut butter, so those who are allergic to peanuts, need to avoid cholesterol, looking for more nutrients, or enjoy the taste of almonds, this recipe is for you! Almond butter has significantly higher daily percentages of iron, calcium, and vitamin E than peanut butter. The only downside is almond butter is expensive, usually around $8 per jar depending on the brand. If you buy a bulk bag of almonds from Costco or SamsClub ($10) it makes three 16oz jars. So the total cost per jar is $3.33.

If you have a peanut allergy make sure the brand of almonds you purchased is not made in a factory that also uses peanuts.

Ingredients: Almonds

Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 350F
2. Spread almonds on a baking sheet and toast them for 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally so they don’t burn
3. Remove and let them cool
4. Place almonds in a food processor (A handful at a time) and blend. The crumbs will start to stick together and then it will reach a smooth buttery consistency.
5. Optional – add a little olive oil or flax oil if you would like the almond butter smoother

Note: The skin of the almond may make your butter a bit more grainy in texture. If you decide to remove the skins, you can do so by blanching them. Pour boiling water over the almonds in a pot or bowl. Wait two or three minutes, pour out the excess water, and remove the skin from each almond using your fingers. To save time, you can purchase almonds that have already been skinned (a little more expensive).
6. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Here is some additional information on the health benefits of almonds:

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