Supermarket nut butters often have added sugars and hydrogenated oils, so why not make your own with the homemade almond butter recipe? All you need is almonds and patience. Click the image to find out how simple it is to make your own almond butter at home.

Homemade Almond Butter


This recipe for homemade almond butter is a guest post by Sarah Bassett from Sarah in Shape.

Supermarket nut butters often have added sugars and hydrogenated oils, so why not make your own with the homemade almond butter recipe? All you need is almonds and patience. Click the image to find out how simple it is to make your own almond butter at home.

 

It’s a well-known fact that nuts are an essential part of any healthy diet. They’re a fantastic source of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. Most nut types are also a source of protein and fiber.

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Nut butter is a great way to get these health benefits. But beware of the stuff you find on the supermarket shelves. A quick skim of the label will usually show a few more ingredients than just plain nuts. Sugar, salt and hydrogenated oils are usually present in one form or another unless specifically stated. But you can ensure those sneaky ingredients are left out by making your own.

Making nut butter at home is much more simple than you probably think. This almond butter recipe requires three essential ingredients: almonds, a food processor, and patience. Almond butter is a great accompaniment to apple slices, toast, oatmeal and even in smoothies. But don’t forget that nuts are a calorie-dense food so enjoy in moderation!

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Homemade Almond Butter

A nut butter recipe with only one ingredient: almonds.

Ingredients:
500g raw almonds (about 3.5 cups)

Method:
Place almonds in a food processor with a chopping blade.
Pulse until almonds are finely chopped.
Process for another 10-15 minutes, or until the nuts begin to release their oils and form a chunky butter.
Scrape down the sides every few minutes and continue to process.

Notes:
The processing may take more or less time depending on how powerful your food processor is. Be careful not to overheat the machine. This is particularly a problem with cheaper food processors.
You can also try experimenting with different flavour combinations by adding ingredients such as cinnamon and other spices, as well as other nut types.


About Sarah Bassett

Sarah is a journalist and writer who recently underwent a lifestyle change that saw her lose a substantial amount of weight and gain a whole lot of personal experience and knowledge in the field. She loves writing, cooking, leg workouts, social media and chocolate protein mug cakes.