Chai almond butter

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

Homemade

If there’s one thing better than regular nut butter, it’s homemade nut butter. What’s better than knowing there’s absolutely no extras in there, only the required ingredients? You can completely adjust the recipe to your liking: more or less honey, no salt, extra flavours… I love it!

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

To me, something like homemade almond butter feels like a luxury product. It’s something special, don’t you agree? Therefore I shall only use it in special occasions: for my ‘bad-day’ warm oatmeals, and on top of a slice of toasted bread! It’s a Sunday type of spread. Furthermore I did something weird: I put it in my coffee. But more about that in a separate post 😉

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

Almond butter

Both my bf and I are crazy about all things peanut butter, and we go through quite a lot of jars a year. That’s why I was so enthusiastic to try making my own nut/ almond butter! All you need is a couple of ingredients and a food processor, really. And a bit of patience. 

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

Anyway, I’m going to share the recipe with you now. Please let me know what you think, and I’d be delighted if you shared this on social media! Thanks for visiting,
Vivian

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Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

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*Recipe Notes*

First of all, be patient. I thought I was, but then I started panicking when my mixture turned into this thick ball instead of a silky butter… What did I do wrong?! Absolutely nothing: it just needed some more time 😉

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

There are many possible varieties for this almond butter: roast the almonds in the oven first, or add some extra honey. You could try making this with totally different additions, such as espresso… Oops! I think I’ll have to make this again real soon.

If you’re in a hurry: add a bit of (coconut) oil. This seems to speed up the process quite a bit!

Making your own almond butter is easy and super satisfying: no extra ingredients here! Add Chai herbs for extra flavour or leave it plain.

 

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(Chai) Almond Butter


Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 200 grams

Ingredients

  • 200 g almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp star anise

Instructions

  1. Heat up a frying pan and roast the almonds for around 3 minutes. Toss them around so they don't burn.

  2. Place the almonds in the food processor, and turn it on. Let this go on for at least 10 minutes, or until it turns into some sort of powder.

  3. Add the salt, pepper and Chai spices. The easiest way is to use measured spoons! Turn the machine back on again, and watch the mixture slowly get oily. Scrape down the sides every once in a while.

  4. After another 10 minutes or so, the mixture will have turned into some sort of clump. This is normal! Continue blending until you have a smooth peanut butter. The longer you let the machine run, the smoother the mixture will get. Depending on the type of food processor, this total process can take up to 30 minutes.

  5. Place in a jar or container, and store in the fridge. Should last at least 6 weeks!

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