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Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter

by Heather

One of my all time favorite foods that is healthy and tasty is nut butter.  If you’re an avid reader of healthy living blogs, then you probably know I’m not alone.  Whether it be peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or almond butter, I love them all.  Today I’m going to share with you my latest nut butter creation, Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter.

Making nut butter from scratch may seem intimidating but it’s really pretty easy.  I’m going to walk you through it step by step so that you can do the same in your own kitchen!

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or more, to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • dash of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spread out the almonds onto a baking sheet.

Roast almonds on a baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so.

Once the nuts have cooled for a few minutes, put them into your food processor and begin to process.

It should take about 7 to 10 minutes before the nuts begin to butterize.  The picture below shows the nuts after they’ve been processed for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, scrap out the contents of one vanilla bean.  After the almonds have begun to butterize, add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla bean.  At this point my nut butter was forming large clumps so I added one tablespoon of coconut oil to smooth it out.

Feel free to add more maple syrup and/or cinnamon to taste.  Last of all, add a dash of salt.

With a little patience and a food processor, making nut butter from scratch couldn’t be easier.  And the taste?  Let’s just say it’s well worth the effort (and that I may have eaten my weight in almond butter the night I made it).  Just sayin’.

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Erica June 29, 2011 - 6:19 am

mmmmmmm sooooo delicious! I have made my own nut butter a few times and just loved it! If I weren’t so lazy ;), I’d make it all the time. The flavor add ins here rock

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Allie June 29, 2011 - 7:34 am

Just reading the name of your post made my mouth WATER! When I saw the pictures I was sold… actually you SHOULD sell this!

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Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite June 29, 2011 - 9:06 am

I like the way you think, Allie!

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Kristen (swanky dietitian) June 29, 2011 - 7:42 am

This sounds amazing!
I have all the ingredients too! Going to have to make this soon!
Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite June 29, 2011 - 9:19 am

Thanks! I hope you do!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence June 29, 2011 - 8:05 am

This looks amazing. I am obsessed with vanilla bean flavor.

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Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite June 29, 2011 - 9:19 am

Thanks, and I’m totally obsessed too. 🙂

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Pure2raw Twins June 29, 2011 - 9:37 am

YUM YUM I have been just using plain old almond butter for the fiance’s oatmeal in the morning, now I will have to jazz it up with this wonderful creation! 🙂

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Jess June 29, 2011 - 11:53 am

Oh man, this looks AMAZING!! Thanks Michelle for such a fantastic post 😀

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Maris (In Good taste) June 29, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Great guest post! Love cinnamon and vanilla in this nut butter!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 29, 2011 - 4:19 pm

This sounds AMAZING!!!! 😀 I love it! I have a whole bag of almonds, so I know what I’ll be doing. 🙂

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