Made my own almond butter

I wanted to try my hand at making nut butter, and yesterday I made almond butter. Took 8 ounces of raw almonds and put them in the toaster oven for a bit. Put them in my mini food processor and let it whirl away. After I got an almond meal, I added a tsp or 2 of agave nectar and a pinch of salt. Then I just turned on the machine and let it run. It didn’t burn out or anything, and after about 10 minutes or so, I had nice creamy almond butter!

It made a wonderful topping on my oats this morning with some cranberry sauce:

It was so easy, and so fresh! I can’t wait to try pecan butter. Now if I could just keep my spoon out of it!

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7 thoughts on “Made my own almond butter

  1. Susan

    Oooh! It looks nice and creamy! Pecan butter sounds divine. Have you worked out if making it is any cheaper than buying it?

  2. mizfit

    d*mn. impressive!
    Im a bit filled with IM SO GONNAS when it comes to making butters.
    I always plan to as I think the toddler would have fun, too, —-but I havent yet.

  3. Shannon (The Daily Balance)

    looks delish! I’ve never thought of making my own nut butter, love it!

    I’m a new reader of your blog and just wanted to say hi!

    I started one of my own blogs, i hope you check it out πŸ˜‰

  4. fatfighter

    Hmmm… that’s all you have to do to make nut butters??? I never knew that! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  5. Marsha @ A Weight Lifted

    I recently discovered freshly-ground almond butter at our co-op — just almonds ground in a big machine. It is so much better than the jarred variety. I can’t even imagine what it would taste like making it at home. Guess I’ll have to find out! πŸ™‚

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