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Saturday, July 17, 2010

HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER OR ALMOND BUTTER


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, OR use raw almonds (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