Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sea Salted Almond Butter

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I’m sure not color-blind.  I know this isn’t pink or red or anywhere on that spectrum, really.  So why am I posting almond butter for our breast cancer awareness week?  Well, for a few reasons:

1. Almonds are healthy for us in many regards – heart health, brain health and they are, in fact, known to contain vitamins and minerals that can protect our bodies from cancer.

2. Almond butter is also making its appearance here today because this version is homemade (obviously).  I believe in whole foods.  As much as I like cookies, brown sugar and buttercream, I truly love filling my body with things that are good for it.  Including homemade versions of things like almond butter.  Oftentimes the store-bought counterpart can be filled with extra sodium, preservatives and who-knows-what-else.  If I can in any way, I just like to make things like this myself.  Oh, and homemade almond butter is amazingly simple.

3. Lastly, I have really been wanting to post this recipe for a long time.  I started the blog to share some of my favorite recipes, and even thought there are 8,275,873.4 recipes for almond butter out there, my blog was missing one.  So, here it is.  That’s all.

Oh, and it’s ridiculously easy (I think I already said that.)  And it’s so stinking good.  And it’s much cheaper than buying it at the store.  And it’s fun to watch it transform from almonds to almond butter.  So, if you need more reasons that that to try it, I give up.  Just do it already!

Sea Salted Almond Butter | bakeyourday.net

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Sea Salted Almond Butter

Yield: 2 cups

A homemade recipe for almond butter topped off with sea salt.

Ingredients:

2 cups dry roasted almonds
1 tsp. coarse sea salt

Directions:

Combine the almonds and sea salt in a large food processor. Turn on to process. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed. The almonds will go through several stages but will begin to release oils after a few minutes and the almonds will become creamy and smooth after several minutes of processing.

Cassie's Notes:
If desired, add two to three teaspoons of honey to the almond butter at the end of processing.

Go ahead and stay tuned for Friday.  Some pink coming your way!


Sea Salted Almond Butter | bakeyourday.net

Sea Salted Almond Butter | bakeyourday.net

 

36 Responses to “Sea Salted Almond Butter”

  1. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — October 17, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    I have to try this recipe!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — October 17, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Almond butter is great, but HOMEMADE almond butter is not only ridiculously easy, it’s ridiculously awesome!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 17, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Looks SOOOOO good! Homemade is always tastes better too :)

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    Tracey — October 17, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    I’ve just recently discovered the goodness that is almond butter and yours sounds amazing! I agree, it its super fun to watch the transformation – I was so excited when it happened :)

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    Kathryn — October 17, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Almond butter is one of my absolute favourites & I love the idea of a homemade version.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 17, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I’m totally in love with your weck jars! I’ve never had or made almond butter but I think I should!

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    Liz — October 17, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Mmmmm…homemade is always best! So beautiful in your Weck jars!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 17, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    Love making nut butter at home. So much better than the store bought ones that are filled with sodium and perservatives. Almonds are so good for you, great choice this week.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 17, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Oh wow that is really simple and easy! Two ingredients!!!! I love almond butter and will definitely be making this instead of buying the store kind!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 17, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Oh my gravy. Homemade almond butter–SEA SALTED?! I think I love you.

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    Cookie and Kate — October 17, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I almost bought almond butter the other day at Whole Foods but balked at the price. I should just make my own! Have you ever made pecan butter? Sooo good.

  12. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — October 17, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Loooove homemade almond butter. Mmmmm.

  13. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 17, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I love almond butter! And that picture with the sea salt…drool!

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    Denise — October 17, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I have never made almond butter! I know, that sounds crazy, when it is so good and nutritious:-) I want my mom and the kids I watch to eat more almonds and this sounds like a great way to do it!The photos make me want some right now! :-)

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — October 17, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    I think almonds have a “pink soul.” Love this, I have yet to make it from scratch, I have to add it to me Make Now list!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 17, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I’m all about some homemade nut butter! And with all of the nut butter recalls, may as well make it yourself! lovely spread, Cassie!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 17, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Love! Great idea adding the sea salt. Makes me want to just eat it with a spoon!

  18. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 17, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now. And those jars. I need those jars in my life.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 17, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    nothing beats a simple, pure nut butter recipe. And especially almond butter. I love making my own almond butter! Sometimes I put a few mini chocolate chips in as I’m finishing up blending. :) Love this Cassie!

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    Kristen — October 17, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I love the addition of sea salt to this – and yay for whole foods! Great and easy recipe.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 17, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    I love almonds! It’s definitely my favorite nut. I buy the huge 3-4 lb bag at Costco all the time so I actually have enough almonds to make this today!

  22. #
    Angie — October 17, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I’m going to make this very soon! Can’t wait!

  23. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 17, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Oh man, I want this! I spend waaaaay too much cash on almond butter – I need to learn to make my own.

  24. #
    Carolyn — October 17, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    You’re right, every blog needs an almond butter recipe. And yours is wonderful!

  25. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 17, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    i gotta get with the program and start making my own nut butters! this sounds absolutely divine!

  26. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — October 17, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    I seriously need to try this. It’s too easy not to!!

  27. #
    jas @gluten free scallywag — October 17, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    Like you said there are millions of recipes for different nut butters, all are a little different and I really do have to try one, one of these days!

  28. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 17, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    Mmmm…this looks SO good! Love making homemade nut butters!!

  29. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — October 18, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I LOVE almond butter! It’s a little ridiculous how much of it I eat. All I can think is why on earth have I am still buying this & why have I not been making it!

  30. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 18, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Almond butter is so good and is such a great snack!

  31. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 18, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Yeah, almond butter! I dislike it plain but with cinnamon and maple syrup?! So yummy.

  32. #
    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — October 18, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    That’s it, two ingredients? Why aren’t we all making our own almond butter? Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  33. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 18, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    I’ve been using Nutella and Biscoff but not almond butter yet. I was thinking of buying one after my biscoff is over, but I guess I can make a small portion of almond butter on my own, and it’s homemade!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 22, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    I just discovered making my own almond (and walnut) butter and I am a total convert. It is SO much better than store bought. And it’s kind of fun to make too!

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    Michael — November 30, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    I tried this today and no matter how much I processed the almonds they didn’t turn into the creamy texture in your pictures. Do you think it was because I used whole raw almonds and not roasted ones. Could I roast them in the oven for a while or would I be better off just buying the roasted almonds. Thanks. Love your site.

    • Cassie replied: — November 30th, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

      Hi Michael, I’m sorry for your trouble, yes, it could be that roasted process a bit more easily than non-roasted. You could try that, also could try sharpening the blades on your food processor (if that is possible?) Using a high-powered blender, or adding a few teaspoons of olive oil could also help. Let me know how it works out! And thanks for your kind words about the site!

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