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Blanched Almond Butter Recipe Photos

 

Ok,…I am SOOOO excited about this recipe!  But first, I have to share with you all that wowzers…shooting these photos were quite the challenge.  

I have always had the theory that everything (especially food), looks better on white.  Well, I needed and wanted to step out of my comfort zone for this photography shoot.

This subject might I add was a bit bland, no color what so ever, so I had to create some depth for these images.  Well what better way to do that then to add some contrast right?

I dive into a lot of this and much more in my photography series.  So if photography is your thing, head on over and check out this series of post.  I post new posts from time to time, so be sure to check back frequently.

So lets move on to the recipe…

A Lot of Almond Butter Recipes

 

I love almond butter!  I have recently started to really cook with almond butter because it really creates a realistic recipe when it comes to substituting ingredients. 

Here are several recipes where almond butter is the star ingredient.

So when I started to use more almond butter, I was quickly breaking the bank with the steep prices. I knew that I had to find an alternative to store bought almond butter.

Buy Slivered Almonds

 

So I went on a mission to make a more affordable almond butter that was more nutritious then store bought and more cost efficient.  Are you with me here?

I accomplished this by purchasing slivered almonds. There are several reasons why you should purchase slivered almonds.

  • First you will save a lot of money when you buy almond slivers. Whole almonds can cost upwards to $15.00 a pound.  I bought a pound of slivered blanched almonds locally for under $4.00!
  • Second, almond slivers are usually blanched and blanched almonds are typically easier to digest. I will get into that in one moment.

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Save Over 70% By Making Your Own

 

So as I mentioned above, almond slivers are totally reduced in price.  I got a 10 oz bag for a little over $2.00.  In fact, lets be exact here for a moment.  

  • 4 oz blanched slivered almonds cost me $.97.  
  • I need 16 ounces or 1 pound for this recipe.  
  • So this almond butter will cost me $3.88 (4 oz bag x 4 = 16 oz) to make (plus a little more for the coconut oil).

I did some research and a 12 oz container of “blanched” almond butter cost $20.99…OUCH right?  So a little math here, that is $1.74 an ounce.  Remember we are only paying $.24 cents an ounce to make it homemade with blanched almond slivers, that is over a 70% SAVINGS!!

The best deal that I found for quality blanched almonds online was $.65 a pound.  You can find online slivered almonds here.

I mean really…would you ever pay over $20.00 for blanched almond butter?  A lot of folks evidently do, they are on back order and it is really hard to find it in stock at the moment.

So Why Blanched Almonds?

 

Ok, so I know…this post is getting a bit long, but I have so much to say, ya know? :)  Bare with me for just a few more minutes.  I just want to quickly explain to you why blanched almonds are better for you. 

I recently did a post on Is soaking nuts necessary and how to properly soak raw nuts.  Nuts have phytic acid.  Phytic acid is also found in grains and legumes as well.  In almonds, the phytic acid is in the outer layer of the nut, or the skins.

Phytic acid binds to minerals in the gastrointestinal tract and can not be absorbed in the intestine and to many bound minerals can lead to mineral deficiencies.  By soaking and removing the skins, you are breaking down the phytic acid so it can be absorbed correctly for proper digestion.  

Blanched nuts have been soaked and the outer skin of the almonds have already been removed.  This is why it is important to seek out blanched almond butter.

Now For The Simple Blanched Almond Butter Recipe

 

Ok, so we are finally here…the recipe!  You all are going to be amazed how easy it is to make your own nut butter.  Ready??

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You will need a food processor for this.  It doesn’t have to be fancy or anything, just a quality good food processor will do the trick.

Place all the ingredients, except the salt, in the food processor and blend on high for 2 minutes.  Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and turn the food processor back on for another 3 minutes or until smooth, like this.

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Now add the salt and pulse several times to incorporate the salt throughout the almond butter.  Place into a pint jar and store in the refrigerator.

That’s it!  I know, totally simple right?  So head on out and get yourself some slivered almonds in the baking isle of your grocery store.

You will never buy store bought almond butter again, this is just to darn easy to make and taste so much better!

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How To Make Organic Blanched Almond Butter

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 2 tbsp (32g)

How To Make Organic Blanched Almond Butter

Nutritional Information: Calories: 192 Fat: 17.4g Carbs: 6.1g Protein: 6.0g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound blanched almonds (roughly 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (optional, coconut oil helps make the butter a bit smoother)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, but salt, into a food processor and blend on high for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove lid and scrape down the sides and put the lid back on and blend for another 3 minutes or until the mixture becomes runny.
  3. Add salt and pulse several times to evenly distribute the salt.
  4. Place in a pint size glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

Notes

See "Equipment Slideshow" below to see the equipment that I recommend for this recipe.

http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/condiments-sauces/organic-blanched-almond-butter-recipe/

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21 thoughts on “Organic Blanched Almond Butter Recipe ~ Takes Only 5 Minutes, Save ($$) Over 70%!”

  1. Reita Reiter says:

    This looks soo good Hale…would a blender work ok as I dont have a food processor and I looked on amazon for the blanched almonds where you recommended and it was $20+ for 32 oz and said it was .65 an oz …..wonder if there is another place to get them cheaper tks for ur help

  2. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    Hey Reita Reiter. Yes, the math works out on that. 32 oz x $.65= $20.80. You can check your local grocery store, they might have them at a different price. In regards to the blender, Is it a high powered blender?

  3. JMC says:

    I imagine they’re darker, but what happens if you use roasted almond butter instead?  Is there a super flavor/texture difference?

  4. Jason says:

    Great idea. If you’re looking to make lot’s of nut butter there are great resources for bulk blanched slivered almonds. One would be https://www.ifsbulk.com/slivered-almonds. They’ve got pretty decent pricing. Just keep in mind the shipping costs…

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      You are right, $4.65 a pound is not a bad price at all.

  5. lydia hughes says:

    Does the salt serve a purpose? or is it just for taste?
    Does hazelnut work the same?

    This would be great for gift giving!

    I’ll be making some today! Thank you!

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Salt enhances the flavor of the nuts. You surely could leave it out if you want to.

  6. Dona says:

    How on earth can this extremely over processed goop be better than raw all natural almond butter?

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      This is how the raw all natural almond butter is made. How is this “extremely over processed goop” an different then your raw all natural almond butter…it is cheaper and very easy to make.

      1. Dona says:

        raw almond butter is brown and not blanched. Thus raw. You must be kidding. This white junk you are suggesting has no food value left in it. Thus goop.

        1. Halle Cottis says:

          I disagree with you. Raw almond butter that you describe has the skins on the outer part of the shell and this is where all the phytic acid is stored. By removing the outer layer of the nut (or the skin) the nut becomes easier for many to digest. You can gently remove the skins of almonds by soaking them and slipping the skins off. There is no “harsh” processing, and this is not the “goop” you think or say it is. Oh, and I did mention that you do not have to add the coconut oil, it is optional…

      2. Dona says:

        Oh yes real almond butter does not have coconut oil in it. I love coconut oil but not in my nut butters.

  7. rebecca says:

    So, coconut is a nut, so no harm in having it in your butter…..and soaking your nuts does not mean they are cooked, either, so they still retain nutritional value…,

  8. Lisa says:

    “The best deal that I found for quality blanched almonds online was $.65 a pound. You can find online slivered almonds here.”

    I know Amazon changes their prices frequently, but their current price is over $13/pound for blanched almond slivers. They must have had one heck of a sale to mark them down to $.65/pound! Are there any other online sources you recommend?

    This recipe looks great and I can’t wait to try it, especially if it will be cheaper than the phytic acid laden raw almond butter I am currently buying. I get it for $4.99/lb, which is a great price, but it’s not blanched so it’s not doing me much good nutritionally.

    Thank you!

  9. Emma says:

    I have blanched almond “flour” which is really blanched almond meal, already pulverized to a very fine grain.

    How much of this would I use for this recipe? I’m sure it would impart a better texture, but I’m unsure of the amount to use. I have a kitchen scale if you think weighing is best :)

    Also, if you’re using melted coconut oil for an oil, wouldn’t it re-solidify? Wouldn’t almond, macadamia, peanut, light flavor olive oil be better since they’re liquid at room temp? Or does this mixture stay spreadable when you make it?

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