If you have read my Almond Butter Pudding blog post you know I love almond butter. What you may not know is that I am super picky about which brands I eat. I have tried almost every brand I can get my hands on. Well, excluding the ones with added sugar and other ingredients along those lines.
It is hard to find one that would meet my ideal standards: raw, sprouted, organic with no additives and when you do find one it isn't affordable. At least not for someone who can eat through a whole jar in a week. Also, a lot of the ones I am hopeful to try that meet some of my criteria end up tasting a little stale. I'm definitely not happy about that after spending $12 on a jar!
I have found one at whole foods that I like but it is two hours away and so I stock up when I get the chance.
I almost always have almonds on hand so I decided to make my own. I can control the quality of the ingredients and add additional flavors if I want. Win win!
Almond butter is actually pretty easy to make and all you need is a food processor or a high powered blender. Add the almonds to the food processor and turn it on. It takes about 18 to 20 minutes to get a nice creamy almond butter and all you have to do is use a spatula to scrape down the sides about every minute.
My typical breakfast consists of a large mug of hot lemon water followed by a breakfast bowl with apples, almond butter and cinnamon. The almond butter and cinnamon combination is so good that I decided to pair the two in the almond butter itself!
My breakfast almost always consists of those three ingredients but sometimes I like to add a little something extra. Banana, coconut, seeds, nuts, and berries all make good additions. Today I topped my apple with my cinnamon almond butter, cacao nibs and goji berries. Yum!
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