Almond Nut Butter in Blendtec?
For those of you with Blendtec machines, please describe your process in detail as to making Almond Nut Butter. I am really struggling with this and need guidance.
(Please don't start a VM vs BT with this thread... there is already one of those)
I've tried it in my BlendTec and have not had success.
I do want to make my own - and when I do, I'll follow these instructions. It's for making almond butter in the food processor. *Ü*
I got a hold of Blendtec customer service and they emailed me the details. I tried it with okay results, but some work involved with starting, messing and restarting (over and over):
Raw Almond Butter
2 cups raw almonds
Add almonds to pitcher and secure lid. Press “Speed Up” to Speed 1 and allow cycle to run for 15 seconds and then press “Speed Up” to Speed 9 for remainder of cycle. Use fork to stir ground almond meal free from sides of pitcher. Secure lid and press “Speed Up” to Speed 3 and run full cycle. Stir with fork and secure lid. Press "Speed Up" to Speed 2. Stir, secure lid and press “Speed Up” to Speed 5 and run for full cycle. Stir moist chunky almond butter and secure lid. Press “Speed Up” to Speed 5. For super smooth and warm, run the peanut butter one more cycle at Speed 5.
For chunky almond butter, set aside 1/4 cup of peanuts. During the last 8 seconds of the final cycle, add remainder of almonds through vent and secure vented gripper lid insert.
Almond Butter (with roasted, salted almonds – oil added)
Basic Pitcher Yields: 14 oz.
2 cups roasted, salted almonds
2 Tbsp. oil
Add almonds to pitcher and secure lid. Press "Speed Up" to Speed 1 and allow cycle to run for 15 seconds and then press "Speed Up" to Speed 9 for remainder of cycle. Use form to stir almond meal free from sides of pitcher. Secure lid and press "Speed Up" to Speed 5. Store almond butter in air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Now I just need a decent source for real Organic Raw Almonds....
I know this isn't what you want to hear but I make my nut butters in my food processor (not my VM).
ME TOO. Can't make it work in the VitaMix - gets too hot for me... and takes forever... and is just a bigger PITA than with the FP.
Originally Posted by laura-jane
Takes patience no matter what you use! It does not happen in a minute or two. More like 15 or 20, lol.
Thanks FooserP for the link to the video.
Pictures says a thousands words!
It doesn't look too terribly hard.
I wouldn't even TRY it in my blenders ~ VM or BT..... Food processor!
Curious -- what type of food processor are you using? I need to replace my FP. My current one would rather smoke while making butter. Sure could use some advice. Thanks!
BDraw -- taking one baby step at a time!
I also have to say you need a FP for almond butter, not a blender.
You do need to leave it running a total of about 10-15 minutes, but need to allow several cool down periods otherwise the nut butter WILL cook, my first batch came out literally steaming hot and had fogged up the entire FP with hot water vapor.
So it's best to run it 2 minutes, pause 4-5 minutes, and repeat until a total running time of about 10-15 minutes or to desired consistency, and even so check the temperature by touching it at each pause to make sure it's not cooking.
I use a Cuisinart MP-14 or something like that that has a 20 year warranty and came with a whisk attachment too.
I made it in my Blendtec. Basically you blend, scape, blend, scape, blend, scape, blend, scape stick in fridge (or freezer). Blend scrape, blend, scape, etc. It is kind of a pain as it needs to be cooled down. Once it hits a certain texture its easy though. The biggest problem for me is the NOISE.
Rubyred, if you also have a FP, I think you'll find it's much less trouble, though a similar process. The far slower speed of the FP blades allows it to process longer without overheating, perhaps 1-2 minutes at a time, a high speed blender reaches cooking temperatures within 15-30 seconds with thick blends like this.
Originally Posted by raweater
I do have a FP and I will try it the next time I make some.
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