Summer vacation, kids at home, lot of cooking, snacking, running around, no time for yourself. I am sure I am not alone and this is what all the Moms experience. With kids at home, I am really kind of stocking up on lot of different healthy snacks. This is one such combo and comes very handy. Not alone they are healthy and natural but also tastes awesome together. Fruits because of the water content keeps you full and fat and protein content in almond butter curbs the craving and serves as quick and healthy snack. If you are some one you buys the pricey Almond butter in the store, then you should definitely read this recipe. Such a simple and easy one and home made almond butter just costs a fraction of what you buy in the store. If you happen to try this recipe do let me know how you liked it. If you happen to have suggestions for healthy and easy snack ideas please do share it with me and I will be happy to try that out.
Preparation Time – None
Cooking Time – 15-20 Minutes
Serves – Makes 1 cup by volume
Almonds – 2 Cups oven roasted or you can go for raw ones too
Coconut oil – 2 Tbsp
Salt pinch optional
1) Bake the almonds for 15-20 minutes stirring in between till they are slightly brown.
2) Set it aside to cool.
3) Once the almonds are cold enough to handle, transfer them to a food processor and grind till you get a nice powder. Now add the coconut oil and process once again to get a smooth paste.
4) Transfer to clean, dry container and enjoy.
5) This stays good at room temperature for at least 7 days, mine was all done by that time.
Note – You can add sweetener and flavoring of your choice like honey, maple syrup, stevia and unsweetened cocoa, vanilla extract etc.