Monday, January 11, 2016

Honey Roasted Almond Butter

This roasted almond butter is so good, a few ingredients and you have your own fresh almond butter,
great for toast, dip strawberries or apples. So creamy, and just that hint of honey comes through with every spoonful, great way for you and your kids to get your fiber, protein, and vitamins while loving it. I used this almond butter to make the amazing pumpkin seed spiced cranberry snack bars, which by the way you have to try those also. Here is that recipe. is so good, you will find yourself eating right out of the jar, and that's okay because it's good for you. So simple no artificial ingredients simply honey roasted almond.

  • 3 cups raw almonds, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, then more to taste if desired 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted coconut oil, 3 Tablespoons honey and 1/8 tsp salt until well combined. Place almonds in a large mixing bowl then pour honey mixture over almonds and toss to evenly coat. 
  • 2. Spread almonds into an even layer on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner, using a spatula scrape all the sides of the bowl completely to get all of the honey and then coat the almonds what is left from the bowl. Bake in preheated oven 14 - 15 minutes until nicely roasted, tossing once halfway through. Cool completely, about 20-30 minutes.
  • 3. Pour almonds (and any honey mixture what is left from baking mat) into a food processor. Pulse until ground into butter, stopping and scrapping down sides and bottom of mixer every few minutes (processing time will vary depending on food processor models. It will take anywhere from 8 - 20 minutes). Near end of mixing, if more sweetness is desired add up to 1 Tbsp honey and another pinch or two of salt as desired, taste first before adding anything. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 3 weeks or longer. 

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