Sunday, January 26, 2014

Flavored Almond Butters

I give so much attention on this blog to peanut butter that I am beginning to feel a little guilty. There are so many other great nut butters out there just waiting to be devoured that it is unfair to never even mention them. Today I am going to take the time to let almond butter have a chance in the spotlight. Both of these nut butters are simple decadent spread on a piece of toast or paired with apple slices. Everyone in my family (except my dad) is obsessed with the maple almond butter. Warm it up slightly before serving because it gets kind of hard when refrigerated. Other than that, there are no complaints!


Cinnamon Maple Almond Butter

 
Cinnamon Maple Almond Butter
2 cups oil roasted salted almonds
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon

Use a food processor to grind the almonds up into a paste. Add in the cinnamon and syrup. Process until smooth and creamy. Using an ice cream maker (mine is from Cuisinart), pour the cooled cream and egg mixture into the frozen ice cream maker’s attachment bowl. Let the machine run for 20 minutes.

almond joy butter (6)
 
 
Almond Joy Butter
4 ounces oil roasted almonds
1 cup dried, shredded coconut
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp oil (as needed)

Combine the syrup, cocoa powder, almond, and coconut into a food processor. Run until creamy. If the mixture is not coming together into a nut butter like consistency, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut, vegetable, or canola oil. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.
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I had to get this card in before all my card making becomes overwhelmed with Valentines cards. I thought it was quite punny. :)

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