Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Omnivore's Oven

Homemade Almond Butter

16 servings

servings

25 minutes

total time

Ingredients

16 ounces (3 cups) raw almonds

1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional: 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the almonds across a large, rimmed baking sheet and toast the almonds for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.

Let the almonds cool until they’re just warm (not hot), about 10 minutes.

Transfer the almonds to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary. You’re going to think it’ll never blend, but be patient! The almonds will go from flour-like clumps, to a ball against the side of the food processor (keep scraping down the sides and breaking up the ball), and finally, it will turn lusciously creamy. If the mixture gets crazy hot along the way, stop and let it cool for a few minutes.

Once the almond butter is very smooth and creamy (no sooner!), you can blend in any add-ins you would like. I always add salt, for more flavor overall. You can also add cinnamon for a hint of spice, and vanilla and/or maple syrup for almond butter that tastes more special than store-bought.

Blend until the add-ins are evenly dispersed. When I added maple syrup, I had to let the mixture cool, and then blend a few additional minutes, to make it creamy again.

Let the almond butter cool to room temperature, then transfer the mixture to a mason jar and screw on the lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or until you see or smell any signs of spoilage.

Nutrition

Serving Size

2 tablespoons of salted

Calories

164

Total Fat

14.2 g

Saturated Fat

1.1 g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

36.6 mg

Total Carbohydrate

6.1 g

Dietary Fiber

3.6 g

Total Sugars

1.2 g

Protein

6 g

16 servings

servings

25 minutes

total time
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