Make Your Own Almond Butter
By Brandon Epstein
Are you a nut butter addict?
Join the club!
Nut butter is everyone’s favorite snack right now and for good reason.
You get your sweet tooth and salt fix without having to consume a ton of sugar or sodium!
Pure magic, right?
The trick to enjoying nut butter guilt-free is to not overindulge (in other words, don’t eat a whole container in one sitting), don’t eat the wrong kind of nut butter and don’t eat the highly processed stuff.
I can’t help you when it comes to overeating nut butter – that’s between you and your willpower.
Where I can help you though is making sure that you are eating the healthiest form of natural and unprocessed nut butter available.
Let me give you a step by step process to making your own homemade natural nut butter that you can enjoy 100% guilt-free.
Here is the process for making natural almond butter in 30 minutes or less:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Spread two cups of organic bulk raw, unsalted almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Pour your roasted almonds into a food processor and let it shred your almonds to your desired texture (usually no more than 5-10 minutes). Feel free to add in a little himalayan or celtic sea salt, but don’t go overboard.
Step 4: Let your almond butter chill for about 10 minutes.
Step 5: Enjoy your almond butter and/or throw it in a tightly sealed container and store it in your fridge for up to 3 months.
Now, wasn’t that easy? The only ingredients you will need are almonds and the only equipment you will need is an oven and a food processor (pro tip: I have used my nutribullet in the past and it worked like a champ).
And there you have it! Homemade almond butter in less than 30 minutes! You can also follow this same process for cashew or hazelnut better… be warned though. All 3 of these options are ridiculously amazing!
Looking for a delicious smoothie recipe to use with your freshly made almond butter? Be sure to check this one out.
Brandon Epstein is a former college football player, turned professional fitness model and serial entrepreneur. These days he spends his time helping people look great and feel awesome over at ZenDudeFitness.com. He can also be found hosting the Zen Dude Fitness Podcast where he’s always looking for new ways to make fat loss fun, simple and efficient for everybody.
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