Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade almond butter…………..

and a lesson in patience………….

yes, a two for one post!

Almond butter is so delicious and it is even easy to make, however, it takes patience and a lot of it.

Are you ready? Here we go!

First, start with some raw almonds…..

I use 3 cups…………….

place them into a food processor

ready? Here comes the hard part…………..

turn your food processor on! Yep, that’s it!

Now, are you ready for your lesson in patience?

We all need to work on our character traits and this is a great activity to do so…I promise this will stretch you in the patience area!!

Here we go…………

1 minute of processing almonds…………

5 minutes of processing almonds…….

10 minutes of processing almonds……………

at this point you will start to have your lesson in patience…..

yes, I promise you will….

even I started questioning myself at this point even though I have made this before!

Here is what will go through your head:

maybe I did something wrong…..

maybe I should add some oil, it looks a little dry……..

maybe my food processor doesn’t work right……….

just keep blending, just keep blending (I am saying this in my Dory voice from the movie “Nemo”…..remember she said, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming”?

15 minutes of processing almonds………….

at this point your food processor will start smoking……….it is starting to get hot…….the  friction of the almonds processing will cause steam to come out of your machine…..or it may be the motor….if that is the case then give your food processor a short break!

YAY!

We have almond butter!

Oh, wait…..no we don’t………just keep blending, just keep blending……….

20 minutes of blending………look it is almost there!!  The oils are starting to be released from the almonds!  Keep blending!!!!!!  Patience my friend!!

LOOK!! We have a ball!!!  Are we done?????? NO!  Remember?! PATIENCE!

Keep blending!!!

Now, we have almond butter………….

At this point add in a sprinkle of sea salt, a dash of vanilla and a tablespoon of raw honey to flavor it, but you can keep it plain if you like.

Place into a nifty little container and label it ALMOND BUTTER….you deserve to have it in a fun little container with a cute little label, after all you did spend 25 minutes making this stuff!

Open the jar back up and take out a spoonful for your mouth!

So good!!!!

Now you have fresh homemade almond butter so make this recipe……..

Start with a tortilla….this is an Ezekial sprouted grain tortilla…..

spread almond butter on the tortilla, add sliced bananas, fresh raspberries, dried blueberries, and sprinkle with a few cacao nibs (or chocolate chips!)

you might call this dessert……………

I called it dinner…………

and you’re welcome for the lesson in patience!
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