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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Homemade Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (GF)


HOMEMADE ALMOND AND PEANUT BUTTER
This is an easy, perhaps cheaper way to make nut butters. Not only that, it is guaranteed that your nut butter contains only good ingredients!
8 oz sliced almonds, toasted (250 g)
OR roasted peanuts (with or without salt)
2 tbsp light-tasting olive oil(25 mL)
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste (1 mL)

To toast almonds: In dry nonstick pan, stir fry almonds over medium heat until browning. Watch carefully as they can burn very quickly.

In food processor (mine is only medium-powered) with sharp blade, process almonds or peanuts until ground as finely as possible. While continuing to process, gradually add olive oil through the feeder until completely incorporated. Add salt and process again. Refrigerate in a sealed container or use in your favorite recipes.

Helpful Hints: The amount of olive oil to use will vary but use enough to get a good consistency. Start with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil.

Yield: 1 cup (250 mL)
1 tbsp almond/peanut butter
96.9/97.3 calories
3.0/3.7 g protein
8.9/8.7 g fat
1.1/1.7 g carbs

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Hey Jen-
Thanks for the nut butter recipe. I've been wanting to try this, but didn't know exactly how to do it - now I do! Thanks!

Hope you are well! I've been busy and haven't stopped by to comment, but I've been reading all the blog posts via email.

Tiffany

Jennifer said...

Hi Tiffany - nice to see you. By the way if you read this, is there any way to comment on your blog?

Finally over the flu'. It was horrid and I just couldn't seem to shake the annoying cough for the longest time. Finally the pulled muscle in my back is feeling somewhat better too.

Tiffany said...

I'm sooooo sorry you haven't been well, but I'm glad you're on the road to recovery! It's good to see you churning out the posts!

You can't leave comments specifically on the blog portion of my site, but you can leave comments in a designated section...this is it http://www.deliciously-thin.com/site-comments.html

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to have your story featured on my success page. I'll happily link back to your choice of cookbook order page or blog! I'd be totally honored!

Tiffany

Jennifer said...

I'll have to give that some thought, Tiffany. I've never actually thought about my own story too much. I'm always focusing on everyone else and writing recipes for them and wanting to help people on their special diet not feel deprived.

I'll check out that link when I have time. Thanks.