What’s better than Nutella or store-bought peanut butter? Homemade nut butter, for sure! Not only are they void of the loads of sugar (and preservatives) you’d typically find in commercially-made spreads, they are filled with healthy fats and come in handy for a quick, nutritious calorie boost. Plus, you can make your own at home!
Our colleague, Sze Kaye recently surprised us with a healthy snack at the office (woohoo for awesome colleagues!). She brought us a jar of almond nut butter she made at home along with a bag of wholegrain crackers - it was heavenly.
She gladly shared her recipe with us (thank you!) and we cannot not share it with you. Good things are always meant to be shared, right? So here’s the yummy-in-my-tummy and good-for-me almond butter recipe. Enjoy!
Almond Butter (makes one jar)
- 2 cups of raw or roasted almonds
- 1 medjool date (or a sweetener of your choice)
- ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (optional)
- If what you have are raw almonds, toss them into the oven at 170°C for 15 minutes or until they are fragrant.
- Remember to toss them around occasionally. Blend the almonds in a food processor until they are crumbly.
- Add the pitted date and salt, continue blending till you reach your desired consistency (we like it silky smooth!).
- Sprinkle the chia seeds and pulse it a few times.
- Transfer to a glass jar and leave it to cool before capping it.
- Refrigerate it for optimum freshness and enjoy!
There are endless ways you can enjoy this nut butter. Spread it over wholegrain crackers, wholegrain toast or breads, banana, apples, oats, as date stuffings or in your smoothies - yums!
If you have a nut allergy, fret not, you can follow this recipe and replace the almonds with a generous portion of sunflower seeds.
Try it out and tell us how you like to enjoy your nut butter. We’d love to hear from you.