Ya ya ya, I know.
Literally everyone and their MOM has made homemade almond butter. And blogged about it. And posted 5 million photos of it including all the different ways that almond butter can be used:
In a banana smoothie with toast ON THE SIDE!
I get it, shut up.
(Just kidding). In fact i’m not kidding at all because I made my own homemade almond butter, AND took a million photos, AND put it on my toast. Not only that, but I got a little creative and made a second batch adding my fav ingredient.
Although now I think about what my fav ingredient is, I would have to say that would be matcha. But I didn’t use matcha (although, I think that would be awesome??) … I used chocolate! mmm, MMM!
After reading the 80th blog post on how to make your own almond butter, plus all the additional benefits you reap (cost SAVINGS), I knew I was ready to take the challenge. All I needed was patience, and a food processor. I had one of those things.
I stood around the food processor and dumped my almonds in. Knowing that it would make a terrible racket, I turned it on and covered my ears. It was horrible!! So loud. It sounded like… well, it sounded like a bunch of almonds being chopped up by a food processor, I guess. After a couple of minutes the noise quieted down to a more reasonable level.
This is how it looked after my first ’round’ of processing. About 3 minutes.
I took my spatula and scraped round the edges, and went again for another 2 minutes. Here is how it looked after that.
I repeated this process for 4 times, until it got realllyyyyyyy creamy. I’d say it took around 10 minutes approximately. Near the end was a bit tricky – I wanted it creamier than it was, but the butter and food processor were seriously warm by this point. So I had to process for about 30 seconds and then pause for a couple minutes. Come back and repeat, until it was at my desired level of drippiness.
Once I had finished making the regular almond butter, I poured half of it into another bowl, and the other half into a cute little jar. Mmm, look how CREAMY that shiz looks!! And oh so natural.
In a second bowl I melted my chocolate, coconut oil, and cocoa powder in the microwave, and then poured it slowly and lovingly into the bowl with almond butter. I stirred in until it was completely mixed in, and then transferred to another jar.
I highly recommend adding a bit of sea salt to this one! It gave me the same kind of taste as chocolate covered pretzels (my absolute fav) and was the perfect addition!
What About You?!
- Have you fallen into the homemade almond butter trap yet?
- What additional ingredient would you add in?
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