Almond Butter

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I use almond butter as a binding agent in granola bars, in paleo baking, and in smoothies in lieu of peanut butter.  I also love it as a snack with fresh fruits like apples and bananas.  I have an amazing recipe for “Paleo PB&J” that is essentially a mixture of almond butter and berries.  It would probably be great on celery, too!  As I mentioned before, I have yet to find a paleo almond butter in a grocery store.  But that’s ok, because almond butter is easy to make!  You will need a food processor or a high power blender.  I have a Ninja, and I use it for every food processing and blending need I have.

Almond Butter

  • 1 lb almonds (About 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 cups)  Note: I like roasted best, but raw is also good.  It doesn’t matter what style they are as long as there are no added ingredients, like salt.
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  1. Blend almonds & oil in a food processor on high for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove lid & scrape down sides.  Replace lid and blend until mixture becomes runny.
  3. Add salt & pulse a few times to evenly distribute.
  4. Place in a glass jar and store in refrigerator.
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