I am SO happy to be reunited with almond butter! I feel like it’s a long-lost friend that I haven’t seen in forever but we were able to pick up right where we left off last :). Sometimes I take short cuts by buying things pre-made but almond butter is one of the few things that I have to make myself. Whenever I buy it in the store, it is never the right consistency, it’s always hard and somewhat chunky and doesn’t work great for dipping fruit into or smoothing onto a piece of toast.
I’ve been bad about making it lately so as a result I have been in an almond butter drought! But it could last no longer! I decided to make a big deal about its return and make it extra healthy with some flax and extra delicious with some chocolate. Holy yum!
Making your own almond butter is seriously easy, I made this batch today quickly on my lunch break. If you have a good food processor and some almonds, get an empty jar and a spoon ready because its time to make some! For this variation, I tossed some raw, unroasted almonds in a little maple syrup & ground flax seed. Then I roasted them for 15 minutes, let them cool slightly and then threw it in the food processor to let the magic happen.
Rich, creamy and DELICIOUS!
For a snack this afternoon I dipped some pretzels into the chocolate almond butter. Um. Yah. That was freaking amazing. It was like a decadent chocolate covered pretzel with just the right amount of salty and sweet.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
A freshly made bed.
Yes. Just Yes.