IF YOU HAVE NEVER MADE YOUR OWN ALMOND BUTTER, YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT!
So... I hate spending money on items I can make myself... More important, it irks me when big companies cut corners, put in questionable fillers, or they substitute healthy ingredients for lesser ones... Often this happens all in the same product. When we make things at home, we yield a far better product, and we save money. A definite, "Win-Win"!
We have been on an almond "kick" for some time now... Not "lots" of almonds, but an enjoyable quantity.
Raw. Oven-roasted. Candied. Almond Milk. Almond Flour. Almond Meal. Almond Butter... Almonds are versatile - and just plain AWESOME! They are also super-easy to transform into products which seem almost exotic... or at least like they came from a fancy healthy food store!
WHAT YOU NEED:
A decent blender or food processor. *Here, I am using a Cuisinart Smart Power Duet Blender/Food Processor, which comes in quite handy for multiple applications. Now, you can try this with an older blender... but the butter is fairly thick, so a blender on its way "out" may not survive.
1 C Raw Almonds
A wee bit of patience... depending upon the blender/processor you are using! It doesn't take too long, but I am not going to put a time on it, as blenders/processors will vary rather significantly.
As a note... Almond Butter is "S" for Trim Healthy Mama...
Precision-run households may find my title, "RunAmok Mama" to feel a tad alarming, so I'd like to offer a quick assurance that my life is more an exercise of controlled chaos than sheer pandemonium!