Almond Butter – Savory and Sweetened

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Peanuts (legumes) are verboten on my diet. Thankfully, I love almonds. Almond butter is easy enough to come by, but it is expensive, so I made my own.

Savory Almond Butter Ingredients:

2C almonds (I used roasted, salted)

4T coconut oil

1t maple syrup

Blend almonds in food processor, stopping frequently to scrape it down. Blend til it balls up, then add oil and syrup. You may want to add more oil if you want a runnier consistency. If you used raw almonds, add salt to taste. Enjoy!

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Since I’m always looking for a sweet bite that isn’t unhealthy, I wanted to make a sweet version, too. I halved the batch I just made and added to it.

Sweetened Almond Butter Ingredients:

Half batch of savory almond butter

1T maple syrup

1/4t cinnamon

1/4t allspice

1/4t vanilla extract

I just added the ingredients to a jar and stirred them into the butter. Use a food processor for easier mixing.

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This batch thickened up considerably, which is fine for my purposes (spoon-eating), but if you intend to spread it on anything, add more coconut oil. It’s really delicious, almost like fudge, and melts in your mouth a bit. It’s so good that I might need to make more soon…

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