Have you ever tried making almond butter in your Thermomix? It is super simple. In fact it takes only 3 minutes with this recipe. The key is to add some oil such as macadamia or coconut oil which helps break down the nuts into a smooth paste.
Of course you don't have to add the extra oil but it will take a bit longer depending how fresh your nuts are and how much oil they release so the paste can be created. It could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
The thing I love most about making my own nut butter though is that I am in control of the flavour. There are so many things you can add to it to change it every time you make it. A little salt today, some cacao tomorrow, maybe try a different type of nut or even just roast the almonds. You can even sweeten it up with some vanilla, cinnamon or any spice you enjoy.
Now you can enjoy your additive free, quick and simple nut butter with this easy recipe. The hardest thing will be to choose any additions you might want to add but you cant beat a simple plan nut butter to add to just about anything. Don't just think toast! I'm talking apples, celery, porridge, to flavour granola, add it to some hummus, on a dessert pizza, smoothies, cookies, curries, biscuits. Ok! I'll stop there because now I'm hungry and am going to go sit down with a jar and eat it as is.
Be sure to let me know in the comments how you love to enjoy yours too!
Almond Butter Recipe
250g almonds, raw, activated, dehydrated or roasted
1 tbsp coconut oil or macadamia oil, optional
1. Add almonds (250g) to the bowl and blend 30 seconds/speed 9.
2. Scrape down sides of bowl, add oil (1 tbsp) if using and blend for 1 minute/speed 8 scraping down sides as needed.
3. Scrape down sides and continue to blend on speed 5 until the desired texture and consistency is achieved.
- Add more oil for a smoother consistency.
- The longer the nuts are blended, the more natural oil the nuts will release.
- If no oil is used it could take up to 15 minutes of blending and scrapping down the sides until a thin smooth paste is formed depending on how fresh the nuts are and how much oil they release.
- Try adding different flavours to the nut butter by changing the type of nuts used, adding cocoa, vanilla, salt, cinnamon or other spices.
- This recipe can be doubled. Blending times may vary.