Max is my good little eater. He’ll eat basically anything and everything under the sun. But for some strange reason he doesn’t like peanut butter. He always loves helping me make scrambled eggs and toast in the morning but he’s always adamant that his toast have only “just honey”, nothing else to adulterate it.
But, to my excitement he loved this almond butter. We were eating it by the spoonful right after I churned it up in the food processor. I’ve never been a big fan of almond butter myself, but this stuff has turned me into a convert. Not to the store-bought stuff though, because it simply can’t compare to homemade.
The biggest plus for me in making it homemade, besides that it’s far more flavorful, is that it’s sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar. I feel far better about eating hoards of it knowing that it’s so much better for you. I used canola oil in this recipe because it’s what I had on hand, but I’m planning to buy the walnut oil called for because I’m sure it adds that much more of a nutty flavor. But, if you don’t have it on hand then canola oil is a fine substitute.
2 cups raw almonds 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons walnut oil (or canola oil) Try out our Maple Roasted Almond Butter Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make Maple Roasted Almond Butter
2 cups raw almonds
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons walnut oil (or canola oil)
Try out our Maple Roasted Almond Butter Recipe and post your results below in the comments…