For the past couple months Trader Joe’s has had a shortage of almond butter. Lately my husband has been using it every day in a smoothie, so the shortage at TJ’s was becoming an issue! Ha!
I’m not sure why I continued to buy almond butter when we’ve prepared homemade peanut butter for so many years now. Probably because we don’t go through it as fast as peanut butter. But, I’m glad Trader Joe’s has a shortage, because it prompted me to (finally) just start making it on my own. We save $1.00 a jar and create a lot less trash, too. It was about time!
Homemade Almond Butter
Drop 1 pound of roasted almonds (we prefer unsalted) into a food processor (NOT a blender). Turn it on and let the machine work for a few minutes. It might look mealy at first, and then dry and kinda clumpy, but if you give it time it will magically turn into a creamy treat.
If you want crunchy almond butter, reserve some of the almonds and drop into the processor once the batch is already creamy.
Store in a glass mason jar and keep in the fridge.
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