4-Ingredient Almond Butter
300g toasted almonds (toasted on a pan)
Coconut oil (you can control the consistency by add more or less coconut oil)
Pinch of salt
Honey to your liking
I like to toast the almonds on a pan before putting it all in the blender. The heat helps release the oils and bring out a stronger nutty flavor. Toast the almonds on medium heat, making sure to continuously toss the almonds in the pan.
Then add the almonds into a blender, placing it on high speed. You will need to scrape the sides with a spatula from time to time depending on your blender. After a while of blending, the almonds will turn into almond powder. With my blender, I need to continuously scrape down the sides.
Once it’s in powder form, add a few teaspoons of coconut oil. Add it bit by bit and continue blending and scraping. You will notice the mixture start to become warmer and smoother. It may take 10-20 minutes of this process in order for the mixture to become completely smooth (so smooth that it will stick to the roof of your mouth when eating it), which is the consistency that I prefer.
Lastly, add some spices or other ingredients to taste. Honey is good for sweetness, but at the same time you will want to add a tiny bit of salt to have a balance of flavours. The best thing about this recipe is being able to add anything you like, whether it be chocolate powder or cinnamon. With chocolate powder, you can make it into an almond chocolate spread. Remember to add bit by bit and to taste your mixture before adjusting!