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Homemade Almond Butter

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!

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

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 Ray Ban outlet 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.

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

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
Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz jar of peanuts
  • 1/4 C Canola oil
  1. Place nuts in canister of food processor and blend until smooth and sticky. Add oil and blend until smooth and buttery, resembling peanut butter.
  2. Transfer to airtight canister to store for up to a month.

Stay tuned for a recipe featuring homemade almond butter!

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

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So I like, really love AverieCooks. I mean, how can you not? Averie just wrote a cookbook, and it is entirely, 100% about peanut butter. THAT’S TOTALLY RAD, Y’ALL. I just ordered it and I’m super duper excited to get it. I would have ordered it earlier, but $300+ dental bills kind of ate all my money this summer.

What I’m trying to say is that Averie really likes peanut butter, and makes about 1,000,000 different types, like cinnamon white chocolate, mocha, trail mix, cookie butter, and 27 others in her cookbook and blog. That’s what inspired me to make this Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter.  I love flavored peanut butter, and decided to come up with a new flavor to try. This is wonderful on muffins or other sweet breads.

mexican chocolate peanut butter. 10 Minutes and easy to make at home! | Pixiedustkitchen.com

Mexican Chocolate is often defined as having cinnamon, vanilla, and almonds mixed in, so I added Cinnamon, Vanilla extract, and almond extract. Almond extract can be found in the Ray Ban outlet baking aisle of grocery stores, right next to the vanilla extract. You can also find it at most craft supply store in the cake decorating section.  If you don’t have almond extract, that’s okay. Just add a touch more vanilla or omit it entirely.

The best part of this is that it’s totally customizable to taste. Want some more spice? Add more cinnamon. Not chocolately enough? Add another 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. And for those of you with peanut allergies, you can make this with almonds! You may want to add some neutral tasting oil though, as almonds are naturally dryer nuts.

Homemade nut butters are a wonderful blank palate for different combinations of flavor and a easy, perfect, way to start getting creative in your kitchen.

mexican chocolate peanut butter. 10 Minutes and easy to make at home! | Pixiedustkitchen.com

Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter
Ingredients

  • 16 oz peanuts (or nut of choice)
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  1. Place nuts in canister of food processer and blend until a smooth liquid. Add Chocolate chips and blend until combined. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and almond extract. 
  2. Pour into an airtight container. Peanut butter will stay as a liquid when stored at room temperature and solidify when refrigerated.

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