I was in a bit of a nut butter mood today and was quite liking the idea of something flavoured after seeing several on the American blogs. I can't seem to get any here, so I thought I should have a go at making my own!
I did a bit of Googling and everything seemed to basically say, get some nuts, put in a food processor, be patient.
I'd bought a big bag of almonds at the weekend so put 200g into my food processor
Blended for a few minutes
And blended some more! I almost gave up after a while as nothing much happened for what seemed like ages!
Blended even more....
It stayed this way for quite some time so I went back to Google to make sure that I really just had to keep blending, apparently so.
Then, all of a sudden
Almond butter! I added some sea salt and gave it once last whirl
Yay! It is really, really easy! You don't have to do a lot, just need to keep going!
I then took a couple of spoonfuls and added some cacao and a little agave nectar
Yum! This is going in my porridge tomorrow morning, I can't wait!
After the success with the almonds I was really in the mood for making more! I've had a tub of maple spiced pecans I made at christmas time which has sat un-touched since the end of December. They were still fine and I was rather liking the thought of a maple spice pecan butter! The nuts were just mixed with maple syrup and cayenne pepper and warmed in a pot for 5 minutes or so.
Into the food processor they went and a few minutes later...
Spiced maple pecan butter! SO good! Much quicker to make thanks to the maple syrup. Obviously this is the less healthy option, but definitely worth it! (does look a little gross though!)