I’ve always been a peanut butter person. My favorite snack as a kid was (and still is…) peanut butter and apple slices. A few years ago, I discovered almond butter and fell in love. I feel like it’s a more adult version of peanut butter and for some reason have convinced myself it’s healthier. While both high in fat, almond butter has more “good fats”, containing 50% more monounsaturated fat than peanut butter.
The downside to my almond butter obsession is the price. Justin’s version can set you back $13 and even the Trader Joe’s all-natural almond butter ain’t cheap. If you take a look at the ingredients, you will only see one listed: almonds. So why not make your own?! It’s as simple as throwing some almonds in your food processor. I like to add some sea salt for extra crunch and that salty kick!
- 1.5 cups dry roasted, unsalted almonds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Add almonds to food processor. Pulse for approximately three minutes until nuts are finely ground. Stop processor and scrape down the sides then add sea salt. Continue to pulse until almonds resemble a creamy nut butter.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge and stir before use.