'Easy' Homemade Roasted Almond Butter
This Homemade Roasted Almond Butter is unbelievably easy to make and tastes SO good. Roasting the almonds gives another element of flavour and is totally worth it. Imagine, you can have your own almond butter in about 20 minutes. There’s no going back to store bought when you make your own. And, get this, there’s only two, yes two, ingredients! There’s no hiding behind a bunch of ingredients here. Plus, this one is paleo, gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free. You’re going to love this recipe!
2 cups whole unsalted almonds
1/2 tsp salt -sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Place almonds on an unlined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not over-bake or they will burn.
Remove from oven and place directly in food processor or blender (I used a Kitchen Aid 12 cup processor). Process for 8-10 minutes, scraping down sides every couple of minutes, or as necessary. Note - the mixture will initially look very powdery and dry (this is completely normal, just go with it; eventually the almonds will break down and will be smooth and creamy). Also, depending on the power of the processor or blender you are using, the process may take a little longer, but that's ok.
Once mixture is smooth and creamy, add salt and blend for another minute until combined. Place in a container and store in fridge (mixture will thicken slightly in fridge). Enjoy!