Homemade anything is always going to be better than store bought. But if you are like me and living in Denmark, where it is not only very difficult to find almond butter but the prices are just ridiculous - then making your own is the best option. Not only is it best because then you know exactly what is going into your food, but you can also save money.
Almond butter can be great with lots of different foods. In a smoothie, on banana bread, on apples or bananas, on a rice cake, in bliss balls. The list goes on. It' a great spread either for a protein boost or as an alternative to using butter or jam as a spread for you bread. But I'm not here to tell you how to use you're almond butter, that's completely up to you. I'm just here to tell you how to make your own!
It's super easy and it really does not take that much time out of your day. And if you are the meal prepping people type, then this can just be one of the things you prep sunday afternoon (or whenever you choose to meal prep). So give it a try the next time you are feeling inspired to make your own homemade almond butter - hopefully this post will inspire you right now!
- 2 cups raw almonds
1. Dry roast the almond in the oven at about 200 C for about 5-7 minutes. Mix them around a little bit half way
2. Let them cool for a little bit (15 minutes or more)
3. Place the almonds in a food processor and blend for about 4 to 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides down
4. Once you have the consistency you want for your almond butter, store it in a sealed container in the fridge.