Vanilla Almond Butter Recipe

Posted on September 1, 2010

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Woman to Woman Wednesday Guest Blogger - Laurel On Health

Almond butter is the perfect healthy snack to keep around the house. I love to make my own to save money, and roasting the almonds makes my kitchen smell amazing. For this recipe, I used raw coconut oil and vanilla extract to give it a warm and rich flavor. I always purchase raw coconut products because they taste and smell better. Since you add the oil after the almonds are roasted, the coconut oil stays raw.

Raw coconut is a superfood, which means it is one of the healthiest foods on Earth! Eating coconut can improve digestion, regulate hormones, improve the look of your skin, fight off viral and bacterial infections, improve the absorption of other vitamins and minerals, increase metabolism, and even assist with weight loss.

Here is my easy recipe for vanilla almond butter with coconut oil. It’s delicious on sprouted grain bread, apples, bananas, celery, flax crackers, or added to your favorite smoothie. I hope you enjoy it!

Vanilla Almond Butter

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3-4 tbsp. raw coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Spread the almonds out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Stir halfway through to roast evenly on all sides. Allow the nuts to cool for 30 minutes before moving to the next step.

Put the almonds in a food processor and add the salt, coconut oil, and vanilla. Process on high until you get a smooth consistency. Transfer the butter to a tightly sealed container and store in a cool, dry place.  Tip 1: If you store the butter in the refrigerator, you may need to gently warm it to soften it before using. The coconut oil solidifies when chilled. Tip 2: If you like a sweeter flavor, try adding a little honey or agave nectar before you mix everything together.

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