I am having this thing going on as of late. It is becoming quite the even here in the Spinach and Sprinkles household. I feel like I’m a tad late joining the game but I have NOT been able to get enough almond butter into my tummy! I am loving all of the creative and personalized flavors that I’m creating. ♥Seriously.in.love. ♥
I am regularly hauling out my food processor, driving my cats nuts by noisily grinding almonds, pulling all sorts of ingredients from my kitchen cabinents, and creating whatever almond butter my crazy brain can create for the day. I am loving it! So, here is one of my creations that I made in a small batch— and I’m wishing I would have made a larger batch!
Rockin’ Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter (with raisins!)
- 1 c. almonds (I use raw for nutritional purposes)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp raisins
Process the almonds until they form a ‘buttery’ consistancy. I use raw and it takes about 12-15 minutes of processing and side scraping. Add coconut oil (I have to warm mine), honey, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Process till smooth. Add 2 tbsp. raisins and pulse, don’t process, so that you have chunks of raisins. Enjoy!
**If you like a thinner Almond Butter, add more coconut oil, maybe 1/2 tbsp more than I added and feel free to go even more crazy with the sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt or raisins. Go nuts! Being creative and getting the perfect almond butter FOR ME and my taste buds is my favorite part! Be brave and enjoy!
- Top Apple Slices
- Sweet Potatoes? (I’ve seen but never tried, have any of you?!)
- Greek Yogurt
- Spoon (or a finger- no judging here!)
QUESTION: What is your favorite way to enjoy almond butter? Am I missing out on something phenomenal?!??! Anyone done the sweet potato thing?