I have attempted to create my own nut butters using the vitamix blender, but found I had to add lots of oil and had a little trouble and was not completely satisfied with the result. Today though, I made a wonderful batch of raw almond butter for the first time and it was simple.
In my magimix food processor, I added 2 cups of raw whole almonds and began the blending process. After about 3 minutes the almonds had churned into a fine grain.
Then after another couple of minutes, the nuts began to break down further and the oils began to appear. I turned off my processor for about 5 minutes between photos to allow to cool otherwise the paste becomes too warm.
The crumble soon began to combine into a ball as the oils released further
By about the 10th minute, I had a yummy mass of organic raw almond butter ready to eat! You could choose to add some salt or honey, but we chose to leave ours natural.
The kids immediately sat down to a platter of carrots topped with my first batch of homemade raw almond butter.
When our bananas ripen though, we will be sure to be all enjoying an old family favourite - 'Sh*t on a log'!
|Our bananas finally did ripen!|