Okay, we kind of already knew this one was going to be good. We bought some really delicious maple cinnamon almond butter with Argan oil from Sprouts. I had never made nut butter before, but honestly, how hard would it be? Well, it did take some time to get the butter to the right consistency. I’ve actually made it again since (because it’s that good), and had a much easier time with my food processor. Even though the Vitamix is super powerful and whatnot, it’s too hard to scrape the sides and get underneath the blade. I had to soak my blender for days and wash it multiple times before I could get all the remnants of almond butter out.
Was it easy to make?
The hardest part of this recipe was transferring hot almond into my Vitamix without spilling them on the table. It does take some patience (10-15 minutes worth) to get the almond butter nice and creamy, and you have to constantly scrape the sides of the bowl (or blender), so that does get annoying.
Would it satisfy your craving for almond butter?
This question doesn’t really work for this recipe because it’s not a “healthy” version of anything, but I included it in my other recipe tests so here it is. Yes. It’s almond butter, so it does satisfy your craving for almond butter. I will add that it’s a great alternative to a sugary dessert. Eating this almond butter with apple was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Would you make it again?
I already have! I didn’t even measure the second time, so I think I added more maple syrup than the original recipe calls for. That was a fantastic idea. It’s delicious.