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.
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
Blend almonds & oil in a food processor on high for about 2 minutes.
Remove lid & scrape down sides. Replace lid and blend until mixture becomes runny.
Add salt & pulse a few times to evenly distribute.