Homemade Almond Butter – Healthy and Vegan Ideas

Some recipes require a lot of patience, while others are simple to prepare and last several days as the homemade almond butter. Let’s face it, not everything is easy in the kitchen. There is also often a dark side of it: the moment when you have to clean after cooking, when the burners are full of crumbs and the work plan is unrecognisable. For this reason, I prefer to make quick and easy recipes, which are obtained in a few minutes and with just a few tools and ingredients, but they are incredibly tasty and totally genuine.

The recipe that I propose today is, in fact, part of this category and does not require any particular skill. That’s the almond butter: a dense creamy and pleasantly sweet food, which is able to preserve its genuineness for several days and without added preservative. I have been preparing it for years and I really can’t do without it, because it has become part of my everyday life, especially for its flavor and qualities. This food is very energetic, rich in vitamins E, it gives numerous benefits, and, moreover it is able to keep the skin young. In addition, almond butter has also a good protein sources and is a viable alternative for those who are allergic to peanut butter.

Moreover, it can also be used for body care, as it makes the skin perfectly soft and hydrated. So, from a handful of crunchy almonds, you get in a few minutes a thick and irresistible cream: isn’t this, perhaps, a kind of magic?


Prep 5 mins | Cook 10 mins | Total 15 mins | Portion 400 g


Ingredients

  • 400 g peeled natural raw almonds.

Method

  1. In a baking tray, put the almonds on a single layer and toast them in a preheated oven at 180° C for about 10 minutes or until they are toasted or browned, then let them cool for a few minutes.
  2. Blend them, until a thick creamy and easily spreadable mixture is obtained. (Please note: it will take few minutes to get the desired consistency, indeed, the almonds must be first reduced to flour and then turned into cream. If the mixture overheats too much, you can turn off the mixer for a few minutes).

My advice:

  • To get a thick almond butter quicker, you can add a little extra virgin olive oil.·
  • You can add some vanilla extract, a pinch of salt or natural sweetener for a more intense flavor.
  • To make almond butter it is necessary to use a blender with a minimum power of 700W

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