I love almond butter; it is so tasty and much better for you than other spreads. Buying store made nut butters can be expensive (around $8 jar), so try making your own – very simple with a Thermomix! You can also use a food processor and adjust steps as required (you should achieve the same result; just allow more time to process the mixture).
Be careful when purchasing nuts – read the label as even though you think you are just buying almonds, they may contain oils or other additives.
- 500g almonds (unroasted & insecticide free if possible)
- 30g macadamia oil
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
- Place all ingredients in the thermomix. Blend on speed 9 for 1 minute.
- Scrape down bowl. Blend on spd 8 for 1 to 2 minutes, you may need to scrape the bowl once or twice. You may need to blend longer to achieve the desired texture (see note below).
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- And that’s it!
The amount of time and texture of the butter is impacted by the heat of the thermomix – for best results use a warm (after you have used it for something else perhaps), dry bowl.
The butter will harden in the fridge, so process until it is reasonably runny and creamy looking.
By adding vanilla powder or other items into the mix, you do reduce the shelf life, however it is so yummy it won’t last anyway!
Try any mix of nuts – cashews/macadamias/hazelnuts
Add some seeds in (substitute into the nut portion)
Change the amount of vanilla powder/rice malt syrup
Add cacao for a chocolaty treat!