So I’m told the first step to recovery is admitting you have an obsession. Well my name is Jackie and I’m obsessed with almond butter (side note: I just realized I need to buy this shirt pronto). More specially, Jason’s Almond Butters. This guy Jason is a genius and adds all sorts of flavors to almond butter that make his butta’s taste insane. A few of my favorite flavors: Vanilla, Honey, and Maple. So what’s the problem, right? Well let me tell you! Almost $13 for one jar! Holy macaroni. I missed the boat on the flavored almond butter business. Also, he adds oils and cane sugar to his butta’s which I always try to avoid with my clean eatingness going on over here. After much experimenting, I am thrilled to bring you flavored almond butter that tastes better and is half the price! I can die happy now. Below are variations of my ridiculously easy 2 ingredient almond butter recipe.
Homemade Almond Butter Recipe w/ Flavor Additions
14oz unsalted roasted almonds
Pinch of sea salt
Flavor Additions options:
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon raw local honey
1 Tablespoon 100% maple syrup
Place the salt and almonds in a food processor or high powered blender (like a Vitamix). Blend until creamy, scraping the almonds off the sides once or twice. Now the timing of when it turns creamy all depends on the power of your machine. Some machines take as long as 10 minutes. My vitamix takes about 2 minutes. Once creamy, add your favorite flavor addition and blend for another 30 seconds. Store in an airtight container and it will last over a week – unless you eat it all before then like I do (I told you I have a problem).