Thursday, March 22, 2012

Almond Butter

We just got a Ninja Blender, and I'm obsessed with it. You can make your own almond butter in TEN MINUTES. So fast, in fact, that I started this lil' experiment about 12 minutes before we needed to leave for an event last night. I totally finished in time .... THIS IS VERY EASY! This also works with any high-power blender or food processor.

Homemade Almond Butter:
1 cup almonds of your choosing. I used the 50% less salt, dry roasted and salted Almonds from TJ's
1 spoonful of coconut oil (optional)
1 spoonful of raw agave nectar (optional)

1. Pour almonds in blender.
2. Turn on high.
3. Leave on for 10 minutes until buttery smooth. You may have to stop a couple of times to scrape down the sides. 
4. Blend in any extras of your choosing. - coconut oil, agave syrup, vanilla extract, chopped almonds
5. Store in a cute mason jar and say your husband about a million times, "Isn't this SO COOL?!"


Jen said...

Oh wow. So much better than paying $$$ for it at the store!

Elise Martinez said...

I have a Ninja blender too, and I love it! I love how efficient it is. Great post :)

Barb said...

I'd love to try this but don't have a ninja blender, just the one we got for a wedding gift 22 1/2 years ago. Think that will work or will it be too chunky?

Trinrey said...

Does it matter if you use roasted or raw almonds? What would I have to differently to make almond meal/flour?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great infornation. I'm going to make some almond butter in my ninja blender