Roasted Salted Almond Butter

May 22, 2012

I adore nut butter. I was introduced to the classic pb&j while I studied abroad in Austin. When I was backpacking in Australia two Americans suggested having nut butter spread on toast with slices of banana and I’ve never looked back.

Have you ever tried almond butter? It’s a great alternative to peanut butter and it’s actually a little better for you (it contains significantly more fiber, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese than peanut butter, and about half the saturated fat, though a bit more total fat). Plus, don’t you love knowing exactly what’s in here? None of those added ingredients most nut butters have when you buy them commercially, just almonds, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of oil.

Blend it to the exact consistency that you like and enjoy it with apple slices, on crackers, or do as I do and jazz it up by spreading some on toast and adding a sprinkle more sea salt and a drizzle of honey. I have it this way, along with slices of banana, almost every morning for breakfast. It’s simple and perfect.

Roasted Salted Almond Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups / 263 g raw, unsalted almonds
  • 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tsp neutral oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F/ 150C and put almonds on a large baking sheet in an even layer.
  2. Roast for about 20 minutes, until golden brown, stirring once or twice. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add almonds to a food processor and blend until smooth. It should take 5-10 minutes depending on your machine. Add a little of the oil as necessary.
  4. Once smooth add the salt and process for another 1-2 mins until to desired consistency. Store in a glass mason jar in the fridge. It’ll keep for about a month.
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la domestique May 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

I would never have considered preparing my own nut butter, but you’ve made it look and sound so good here! I’m already imagining the aroma of roasting almonds filling my kitchen.

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Katy May 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I am a peanut butter feign, but I’ve never really tried almond butter. I’ll definitely have to give it a try, so thanks for the recipe! :)

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Kathryn May 23, 2012 at 4:20 am

Oh I so want to make this into a cookie!

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Em (Wine and Butter) May 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

Nut butter is one of those oh so simple things (like hummus) that I have – completely bizzarely – never been able to make my homemade version taste as good as the store bought.. (??). I think my eggs benedict rival the Woolsley but hummus has me stumped. ANYWAY – have you ever tried AB, banana and marmite? Because it sounds so weird but together is heaven and you have to try it (if you havent!). I love AB and banana, but now fret if there is no marmite in sight!

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Joanna @ Midwestern Bite May 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love pecan butter as well!! But almond butter is the staple around here. Anyway…

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