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09-24-2011, 10:09 PM
I was wondering if there is a trick to making almond butter in the Vitamix. I really wanted to try to make this, but I don't want to burn the motor. Today, I got really nervous when I put some seeds, flax and sunflower seeds, and turned it on, slowly turned it on #10, then turned it on High. It took the tamper to really get things moving. But, then I started to smell a little burning. I turned it off and was afraid to try it again! Hope I didn't break it!
I am sure almond will do the same thing. Any suggestions?
Raw Angel Mom
09-25-2011, 04:42 AM
So sorry but the blender isn't design to make a nut butter. It will ceased up unless you add a sort of a liquid such oil but i don't recommend. They say the blentech could do it but, it is hard on the blender not to count that it will over heat your nuts.
Here is how she does it with the vitamix
To make a nut butter, you can either use the manual wheat grass juicer or use a blank from a regular juicer and make your nut butter this way. It won't work with a centrifuge juicer. Or you can buy a stone grinder nut butter maker which is ridiculously expensive.
This is with a juicer (you need to use a blank blade)
I do this with my green star juicer but this youtube use the champion
This man does it with a food processor
You can do a search in youtube and find a lot of tips
09-25-2011, 12:29 PM
I make almond butter in my Vita-Mix.
I put 3 1/2 c soaked, dried almonds in, with roughly 2 TBSP coconut oil. Start at 1 then quickly go to 10, then flick on High. I use the tamper like a madwoman until it's ALMOST smooth. Stop. If it's getting hot, take out the almond butter, let it cool, put back in and blend until it's done. Usually about another minute. Again, keep checking to make sure you're not "cooking it."
Comes out creamy. I've tried in my Sanson masticating juicer, but it came out crumbly. I think I could have possibly tried adding oil --really coating them first, but have had luck with the VitaMix so haven't tried.
Don't worry about burning up your Vita-Mix. It has an overheat function on it. If it overheats, it will just shut off. Turn the switch to off and in about 10 min it will be good to go, after it has cooled..
Interestingly, my kids don't like plain almond butter. The only way I can get them to eat it is by combining it with a stronger tasting (cooked) organic peanut butter. I'm okay with this though and this is what I do.
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