View Full Version : Umm... How do I make ALMOND BUTTER?
02-03-2008, 03:17 PM
This seems like a dumb question to me... I've been 100% raw for over a year now and I don't remember how to make almond butter. I can't find it in Alyssa's book anywhere. Do you just soak the almonds and then grind em up in a food processor? I think that's how I did it once before... and maybe added a little raw honey. I don't have a juicer so I can't make it that way...
02-03-2008, 03:30 PM
I was just re-reading Alissa's book and she says to use a juicer. I've never tried this way before but i think i might.
I use my vita-mix but you have to be really careful with over-heating.
I also have a Bamix which works really well.
02-03-2008, 03:35 PM
you can make nut butter in food processor too.....not sure about the soaking though. if you soak the nuts you'd have to use the almond butter that week.
i think you could add oil to make it blend. like almond oil!
or maybe just some water
02-03-2008, 04:57 PM
Thanks guys. I just made Alyssa's fudge balls - I almost fell over in ecstasy when I tasted one.. I couldn't even form them into balls fast enough, I just kept eating the "dough" - It tastes like cookie dough! Anyway, I just threw raw almonds in my food processor to grind them up (they had been soaking for an hour, I started soaking them before I wrote this thread - otherwise I probably would've just used dry almonds... but I think the little water they absorbed didn't hurt in making my "butter" softer) and then added the soaked dates and carob powder. Worked like a charm! Thanks for your advice ;)
02-03-2008, 05:27 PM
I make almond butter by just putting almonds in the food processor. It may look like you'd have to add oil, but if you process long enough it will turn to butter. Be careful to stop and allow cool down regularly, I cooked my first almond butter in my food processor, the friction gets it VERY hot if you're not careful.
If you soak them, I'd recommend dehydrating them unless you plan on using it quickly as it will go bad quicly with water in it.
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