Homemade almond butter or almond puree, this delicious, nutritious and so useful paste in heatlhy pastry!
What is almond butter?
It is simply a paste composed solely of almond puree, no sugar or added fats, only almonds!
It's a healthy recipe, super simple and quick to make with only one ingredient for this delicious homemade preparation.
Why make your homemade almond butter
To begin with, we take a quick look at the main benefits of almonds and some of these nutritional qualities:
- For its good fats that protect us from cardiovascular disease.
- Rich in antioxidant vitamin E
- Its fibre intake for better intestinal transit
- Its low glycemic index
- source of magnesium
Also, for its price, a jar of organic almond butter bought in store will cost you 2 x more than if you homemade.
Materiel you need for this recipe
To prepare your homemade almond butter, you will simply need :
(if you have the thermomix it's perfect! then follow the instructions below)
Beforehand, if you can germinate your almonds, the nutritional benefits will only be better, I also tell you about it a little bit further down in this article.
How to make homemade almond butter
- To begin, place your raw and organic almonds preferably on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. (For a more bland almond puree, use peeled almonds).
- Then, preheat your oven to 190°C and put the baking sheet in the oven to roast the almonds for 10 minutes. (to bring out all the flavour of the almonds)
- Then let your almonds cool for a few minutes, before starting to mix in your blender or thermomix.
Prepare my almond butter in a blender.
1 - So place half of your roasted almonds in your blender.
2 - And start blending at high speed, in 2 minute increments.
Your preparation will go from an increasingly fine almond powder to a thick almond paste.
The more you mix your almond mixture, the smoother the paste will become and the more liquid it will be.
Also, avoid overheating by always mixing in 2 minute intervals with short pauses until the almond butter is obtained.
3 - Finally, pour your almond butter into a jar with an airtight lid.
Your homemade almond butter preparation is ready!
How to make my almond butter with thermomix
Follow these guidelines to prepare your almond butter with thermomix just after the roasting stage mentioned above.
- Place the almonds in the thermomix
- Mix 20s / speed 6.
- Then scrape the walls with a spatula
- Mix again 20s / speed 7 , then scrape again with the spatula.
- Continue in 20s/speed 8 and scrape with the spatula.
- Mix another 20s /speed 9 and scrape with the spatula.
- Finish by mixing 20 s / speed 10.
- If your almond butter is not smooth enough, repeat step 5 to 7, until you get a smooth almond butter texture.
- Transfer your almond butter to a jar with an airtight lid.
How to keep my homemade almond butter
For storage, it's in the fridge preferably, but you can also keep your preparation at room temperature.
What to do with almond butter
You can use this homemade almond butter for
- your sandwiches,
- your crispy pastry bases,
- it can replace butter in some recipes such as cookies, cookies, creams, porridges, cheesecakes and more...
A tastier almond butter
Also, to have a more tasty almond butter, why not add to it :
- honey and maple syrup to sweeten it.
- spices like cinnamon to perfume it
- make a mixture with mashed hazelnuts, cashew nuts...
- by adding chocolate for an almond and chocolate spread
Why and how to germinate almonds
Almonds are part of the family of oilseeds (dried fruits) such as nuts, cashews, pecans...
These dried fruits naturally contain a substance that makes them indigestible. (This substance prevents our body from properly absorbing nutrients from these dried fruits).
These are enzyme inhibitors.
And to eliminate them, you just have to germinate them. (Soak them in water for 8am-12pm (one night)
Therefore, this action of germination of almonds, will eliminate these enzyme inhibitors, this will increase its content of vitamins and minerals and will also make them more digestible.
How to germinate almonds
- For this, nothing could be simpler to place your almonds in a large dish (gratin dish type).
- And fill it completely with water with a pinch of salt.
- Then cover with one towel and let stand at room temperature for a full night. (8-12pm for almonds). You will see the appearance of water as soapy with bubbles on the surface.
- Then rinse your almonds several times and get rid of the soaking water.
- Finally, the drying step that can be very long, you can use a dehydrator or start by drying them in your oven at 50-60oC for 2 hours, then finish the complete drying at room temperature.
After complete drying of the almonds you can finally make this recipe for almond butter.
But, be careful if your almonds are not completely dry, you won't be able to puree them.
Homemade almond butter
- 400 g raw almond
- Preheat your oven to 374°F / 190°C.
- Place the almonds on a baking tray covered with a silicone baking sheet or baking paper.
- Put in the oven and let the almonds roast for about 10 minutes, (a small sign to know if the almonds have sufficiently roasted, you will smell this delicious aroma in your kitchen).
- Take the almonds out of the oven and let them cool down.
- Use a good blender or food processor for the next step.
- Start by pouring half of the almonds into the blender and blend for about 2 minutes until the almonds are completely ground, then add the other half and blend again.
- This will last as long as it takes, until the almond puree is smooth enough. Take a break every 2-3 minutes to avoid overheating the mixture.
- Pour your almond butter in a glass jar with a lid.
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