View Full Version : I want to make almond butter
01-10-2007, 02:21 PM
I bought the Omega 8005 juicer. I have soaked my almonds. Question: do I blanch the almonds first? Do I want to dehydrate them before I run them through the juicer?? I only have about 1 cup or so of almonds, so I don't have alot to experiment with. Thanks.
01-10-2007, 03:11 PM
You don't need to blanch them first you can just run them through as is.
If you want a really smooth texture (for deserts and wahtever) you might want to blanch them.
01-10-2007, 03:36 PM
So, should I dehydrate to make them crispy...I don't want my butter to turn out runny.
01-10-2007, 03:52 PM
I have never soaked my nuts before making nut butter ... so I don't know if they will be runny or not...
I usually just throw them in there and they come out just like store bought.
Do you have enough where you could just run a handful through and see how they come out?
If they are runny then maybe should let them sit in the dehydrator for a while... the dehydrator might even bring out more flavor!
01-10-2007, 07:15 PM
You can either soak and then dyhydrate and then grind...or you can soak and grind. One will be moister than the other. I'd suggest soaking if they are raw almonds to make it easier on digestion and the quelch the enzyme inhibitors in them...
01-11-2007, 09:07 AM
I made it successfully using almonds that have not been blanched, but have beeen soaked & dehydrated. But you have to drop the almonds down the drum very slowly, almost like one by one, rather than 1 handful at a time. Otherwise, the machine would heat up and the almonds may even get stuck. Sounds very slow and maybe tedious, but it's not AT ALL. It takes me less than 5 minutes to make 1 cup. I love you, Omega! :p
01-11-2007, 06:18 PM
When I first bought my greenstar juicer it made nut butter and coconut cream quickly, easily and wonderfully! The nut butter was exactly like store bought only it tasted better, and the coconut cream - ooh lala.
But I haven't made any for a couple of years, and recently when I tried making them, they came out as powder...???? What's that all about??? I'm doing exactly the same thing as I did before - just putting them in whole, as bought.
The coconut I put through with the normal plate. The nuts with the blank plate. Both come out as dry powder......I don't understand.
01-12-2007, 09:24 AM
Thanks Linda. I'm off to blanch and dehydrate. I have since bought more almonds to start soaking.
Bobbie, sorry, I don't have any advice for you. Maybe back then, you did something you have forgotten...maybe soaked them, or added some oil as you dropped them down??? Maybe someone else will see this and give some advice.
If you blanch your nuts they are no longer raw and that is an unnecessary step in making Nut butter. To produce the healthiest nut butter it is best to soak the nuts for 24 hours first to release the enzyme inhibitors. Then you can either use them just like that or you can dehydrate them for 24 hours before making the nut butter. I would suggest making some both ways to see which taste you like better.
01-12-2007, 12:34 PM
I also recommend refrigerating the almonds a head of time to keep the temperature down. If you have to grind more than once, refrigerate in between so the nuts don't heat up.
Let us know how it turns out! :)
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