You all know how much I love peanut butter. I think I’ve made that perfectly clear with the sheer number of recipes I’ve made featuring the stuff. But without fail, every time I post a recipe with peanut butter I get a comment saying “this looks so good, but I/my brother/husband/child is allergic to peanut butter!” So I’ve decided to branch out and create recipes with other nut butters to include everyone!
First step: get my hands on almond butter. Holy cow, this costs $7? No way, José! I’m going to save money and make my own! A jar of almonds only costs $3-$5; much more cost effective! Making almond butter is almost exactly the same as making peanut butter- place nuts in food processor. Blend. Done. However, I found that almond butter was much clumpier and dryer than peanut butter, so I added in 1/4 c of oil to make a smooth, buttery, blend- just the way I like my peanut butter.
And this stuff is good! While I still prefer my peanut butter, Almond butter is just as good and a wonderful substitute for peanut butter. I don’t recommend substituting this almond butter for peanut butter in peanut butter cookies because it could cause the cookies to be too dry and crumbly. However, feel free to substitute it in buttercream frostings, stuffed brownie bars, or flavored peanut butters!
Homemade Almond Butter
A Pixiedustkitchen Original
- 1 14 oz jar of peanuts
- 1/4 C Canola oil
- Place nuts in canister of food processor and blend until smooth and sticky. Add oil and blend until smooth and buttery, resembling peanut butter.
- Transfer to airtight canister to store for up to a month.
Stay tuned for a recipe featuring homemade almond butter!
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