Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vanilla Bean Almond Butter

I don’t know about you but I LOVE nut butters. I have never made my own because I didn’t realize out easy it was. I’m telling ya, everyone can make nut butter as long as you have a decent food processer and there's not turning back.

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I’ve had some left over vanilla beans from the vanilla I made a while back and wanted to use them, so I decided to use them in the almond butter.

I made this about a week ago and it’s already half gone! It’s like a yummy creamy dessert. Once you try fresh pure nut butters you will never go back to store bought. Only 3 ingredients and no added oils!

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So here it goes:

Start out by toasting your almonds until they start to smell yummy.

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Pour your almonds in the food processer and start to process. You will need to process for 8 to 10 minutes and stop several times to scrape down the sides, so be patient.

Stage 1

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Stage 2- Powder

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Stage 3-The natural oil starts to come out and its starts to ball up.

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Stage 4-Almost there, just a few minutes longer to be that nice and smooth butter.

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Stage 5- Just right!

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Slit your vanilla bean in half and scrape out the beans. Its easy to just use a spoon.

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Add your beans and brown sugar and blend until mixed well.

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Pour into container. The small mason jars work really well. You can store this in room temperature.

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Vanilla Bean Almond Butter

1 1/2 Cup Almonds

1 Vanilla Bean with beans scraped out

2 tsp Brown sugar

1. Toast the almonds on a cookie sheet at 350 until they start to smell toasted. About 10 to 15 minutes

2. Pour you toasted almonds in your food processer and start the processer. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes to fully blend into butter. you will need to stop several time to scrape the sides down.

3. Once your butter is at the consistency that you would like, add your vanilla beans and brown sugar. Blend until mixed well.

4 comments:

  1. Where do you get your vanilla beans?

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  2. Brittany- You can buy the beans at Whole foods. These particular beans came from www.beanilla.com when I made the Vanilla extract. You can store the beans in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a year. I was running out of time for these beans so I wanted to use them. :) At beanilla you can buy all different types of variety!

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  3. Mona,
    This is one thing that our family ALL agrees on ~ almond butter is wonderful!
    Sounds like a really simple recipe.
    Thanks!
    Sue

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