I made some maple almond butter today. I googled a bunch of recipes and ended up winging it. It came out pretty tasty.
Here’s how I did it:
I took what was I took what was left of a bag of raw almonds we’d bought a while ago, maybe 2 cups, and dumped it into a pyrex baking dish (loaf sized). I then mixed in about 3 tablespoons of maple syrup. Then I put it in the over at 350 for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, let it cool.
Once cooled, I threw it all in the food processor until it made a smooth paste. I ended up adding a bit of oil to help it blend, less than 2 tsp. And I also added a bit more maple syrup.
I then stuck it in the fridge. My only problem is that I got too excited when it started coming together that I jarred it too early. I should’ve let it mix some more. What ended up happening with mine is that it hardened slightly. I don’t think this is a bit deal because now it’s more like a maple almond candy – but…I think next time I’ll leave it a bit longer, but this is good. My husband and I have been eating it by the spoonful and feeding to the kids that way. So, I guess the verdict, at my house, is that it’s good.
Have you ever made a nut butter? How did it turn out?