Compliments of Cheryl Style
Yields 1 cup
2 c roasted unsalted almonds
1-2 tsp coarse sea salt
- Process the whole almonds in a food processor.( Depending on your equipment it could take 13-15 minutes from start to finish.)
- The almond meal may stick to the sides of the bowl during the first few minutes so be prepared to run a spatula along the sides and restart the machine again.
- About halfway through the process the puréed almonds will clump into a ball; you can break it down with a spatula or just let the machine do its work.
- It will eventually break down as the oil continues to be expelled and in just a few more minutes you will have smooth nut butter.
- The butter is ready to use once it’s processed.
Spice Up Your Butter!
If you want to make a different flavor of almond butter, then you can add the following to the basic almond butter recipe:
- For maple-cinnamon almond butter – toss almonds in 3 Tbsp maple syrup before roasting. Once done roasting, place in food processor and add 1 tsp ground cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Blend.
- For chocolate almond butter – blend almonds in food processor until they have turned into almond butter. Add 1/3 cup melted dark chocolate chips, a pinch of sea salt and blend together.
Note: To store, place in an air-tight container and place in the refrigerator.
Yields 1 cup
2 Heaping Cups of Raw Unsalted Pecans
1 Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
6 Drops of Vanilla Stevia
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or lightly oiled foil. Spread your pecans evenly on the sheet and bake for about 7 minutes (you’ll start to smell them and they’ll glisten!)
- Remove the pecans and let cool for a few minutes. Then add them to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until the pecans form a flour-y meal texture.
- Now add the vanilla extract and Stevia. Blend again, scraping the sides of the container a few times, until the mixture becomes a lovely creamy butter!
- Store in a glass jar with a tight lid, in the refrigerator!