I eat a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich almost every day. It’s quick to make and somewhat fulfilling. I suppose not as satisfying as a pizza or Fettuccine Alfredo. In trying to eat healthier I found that almond butter has less fat than regular peanut butter. I love Trader Joe’s almond butter specifically. Unfortunately, here in Fargo, we are 3 hours away from the closest Trader Joe’s. Yes, we have it here in the grocery stores, but it’s double the price. Plus, I had no idea how easy it would be to make it myself. It’s easy AND it tastes delicious. Here are the easiest steps.
Really, that is it. However, I found a recipe that adds a bit of raw honey (which I had) and salt.
I bought a bag that was 2 and a half cups of chopped almonds. I toasted them on a skillet on medium until it browned a bit. Popped the almonds in the food processor, added a couple of teaspoons of raw honey and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It blended for about 5 minutes until it turned into a butter consistency.
Have you looked at the ingredients on a peanut butter jar? Molasses, Hydrogenated Oil, Sugar…Why are these things needed? Peanuts and almonds are tasty all by themselves. And I know that hydrogenated oils are NOT healthy.
I suppose the bag of almonds cost about $4.50. I could have saved some money but I didn’t want to spend time shopping. So for less than $5 I have good, raw and tasty almond butter. You have to really try this yourself!