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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

almond butter

Have you jumped on the almond butter craze yet? I've been reading so much about almond butter lately, I thought I would look for it at the grocery store. {As a side note, I love peanut butter so this just seemed great!} Like peanut butter, the almond butter you buy in the store isn't just the almonds or the peanuts...there is also a lot of sugar. So after deciding that I just couldn't possibly afford that amount of sugar for a "snack", I continued with my shopping list. While walking by the aisle with all the bulk items, like sunflower seeds and nuts, I saw the bag of almonds. I thought to myself, can I just make my own almond butter? Well the answer to that is a YES! The natural oils in the almonds break down to create a butter without adding any sugar or additional oil. And let me tell you, it's addicting. I made it on Sunday and I have been craving it since! I have been spreading it on an English muffin for breakfast and dipping celery in it for a snack. It is a similar consistency to peanut butter, but in my opinion, the almond butter has such a great flavor. And the recipe {if you even want to call it that!} is so easy, you won't believe it!! 

almond-butter

Homemade Almond Butter

2 10.25-ounce bags raw almonds
1 food processor

Place the almonds in a food processor {warning: it's going to be pretty loud until all the almonds get chopped!} Continue running the food processor, scraping down the sides as you go, for about 10 minutes or until a creamy consistency forms! Place in a Tupperware container and refrigerate.

Such a fun and delicious "recipe" that is so perfect for breakfast and snacks! Enjoy!! 

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