When I spend an hour finding the food processor (I still don’t know how it got in the garage!), I know I’m dedicated. When I spend 15 minutes in front of the food processor wearing headphones to block out the insanely loud noise, I know I’m in love. And when I spend another 10 minutes have a photo shoot with a jar of nut butter, I know I’m addicted. With what? Almond Butter. But not just any old butter. Because what’s better than almond butter? Practically nothing. Unless it’s creamy, flavored, sweet almond butter with antioxidant loaded and anti-inflammatory flaxseed. So that’s exactly what I made:)
Raw Vanillaomega Almond Butter
2.5 cups almonds
1.5 tsp. vanilla extract or about 10 Stevia Vanilla Creme drops
1/4 cup flaxseed
1.5 T. flax oil (or other neutral oil)
Get out headphones. 😉 Combine all ingredients except for the oil in food processor, and process until creamy and drippy. This should take between 10-15 minutes. Add oil if the nuts are not converting into butter easily.
I’ve always considered almonds to be one of the healthiest nuts out there, due to their abundance of mono-unsaturated fat. Here’s how they stack up with other nuts:
Chart from sheerbalance
So with that excuse, it seems that the jar has developed a hole in it 😉 It’s been busy lending a vanilla undertone to my Almond Butter Banana Overnight Oats…
…and making a creamy addition to Cacao Chia Pudding!
…but my favorite way? Right from the spoon! Sometimes simplicity is bliss.
Have a fantastic, almond-butter loving rest of your day!