Vanilla and Cinnamon Roasted Almond Butter
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday, I had a crazy need for peanut butter, which is actually really unlike me. Not just any peanut butter though, it had to be homemade. When I realised the key ingredient to my desired snack was no where to be found in my kitchen, and also realised, that this was probably for the best, I continued my quest and found myself going down a slightly healthier (and in my opinion, tastier) path.
Two packets of almonds were nestled in my pantry and when I saw them I had a lightbulb moment.
YOU WILL NEED:
APPROX 300G ALMONDS
2 TSP GROUNDNUT OIL
1/2 TSP CINNAMON
1/4 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
1/2 TSP SALT
Yields approximately 1 jar.
Time: 30 minutes
|Place almonds in blender|
Start by roasting the almonds on 170 C or 350 F for 10 minutes.
Once roasted, add the almonds to the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until powdery. Continue to blend for 15 minutes pausing every 2-3 minutes to scrape the sides down so that the almonds are equally blended.
When the almonds start to form a liquid paste (be patient, they will) add the rest of the ingredients and blend for another 5 minutes until it has a thinner consistency. (You might need to pause to scrape sides down).
Pour into jar of your choice and seal!
Enjoy with toast or in oatmeal or give a jar as a gift! (Or eat on its own.. whatever floats your boat)!