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How to Make Homemade Almond Nut Butter


How to Make Homemade Nut Butter

Source: HeatherEatsAlmondButter.Com



Almond butter is one of my favorite spreads.  It tastes great and has a lot of health benefits.  Thanks to monosaturated fats that lower cholesterol, it’s also good for the heart.  By reducing cholesterol it also helps to lower blood pressure.  Almond butter controls blood sugar by reducing the yo-yo effect in blood sugar and insulin levels you experience when you eat carbohydrates.  Finally, nut butter is loaded with healthy antioxidants.Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter LOVES almond butter, and shares one of her recipes here.Unlike other nut butter recipes, it doesn’t use any oil at all.  There are helpful photographs that walk you through the process of blending the nuts to a smooth, nut butter consistency.


You can use raw almonds or roasted almonds.  If you decide to roast the nuts make sure you don’t over-roast them. Heather roasts nuts at a higher temperature so they are done more quickly.  I like to slow roast my almonds.  Roasting at 170 degrees for 40 minutes and stirring halfway through works well for me.

Be creative with your nut butters!  You can use a variety of different nuts in your recipe.  Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts all work well.  You can also use a mixture of nuts like almonds and cashews, almonds and pecans.

Note:  Heather has an 800 watt food processor which allows her to process her nut butters more quickly.  If you have a smaller processor, blend the nuts and rest the food processor every 10 to 15 minutes.


How to Make Homemade Nut Butter




Comments

  1. Thanks for spreading the almond butter love. 🙂

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