Thursday, August 30, 2012

made fresh today :)

Even though it was a million degrees outside today, I was in the mood to do some baking. After cranking out several dozen cookies and 2 large chocolate zucchini cakes, I decided to make a batch of homemade almond butter using this recipe I found via Pinterest. Let me tell you, it is oh so good.




I substituted some pure vanilla for the vanilla beans, and made a batch with just almonds and sea salt as well. I got four 125 ml/4 oz jars from approximately 6 cups of almonds. I dressed up the jars with a wee bit of fabric and jute string, with a handwritten label, for gifting.


Yum!

14 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Mmmmmmmmm....yummy!

Patti said...

I buy almond butter all the time! Now, I will be making my own! Thanks for sharing this.

Katie B. said...

Oh, my husband and I were just talking about almond butter! I need to try this n

bethanndodd said...

Yummo!! If I lived closer I would be right over ;)
Smiles~Beth

Melissa said...

I never would have thought to add vanilla to almond butter but that does sound delicious! Love your jar presentation too :)

traceyjay said...

mmmm... we buy ours at the farmer's market generally (I live in northern Cali, so there are almond orchards everywhere)... this is such a great idea! :) (and looks cute to boot)

felicity said...

Aaaand now I want almond butter on toast. Thanks a LOT Kristie!

Lynne said...

I've not heard of almond butter but if one can have a paste made from peanuts, why not other nuts?

Katrine - make it and fake it said...

This is perfection!! i am pinning your version as we speak!! I have been looking for it, but there is no Almond butter to be found in norway, and since i LOVE it i will def try to make this!! THANK YOU for sharing it!! (i cant belive i didnt think abou tthe fact that one can make it?? hah)

love K

Svetlana said...

oh, my!!!Kristie, is there something you can't do? Way to go, you're talented in so many areas!!!

Tiara said...

This looks so yummy, my mouth is watering!

Shay said...

Im allergic to nuts but this looks pretty good. Mr. P might be interested in giving it a whirl.

By the way I spent hours on Pinterest on Friday night. Thanks a lot!

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!!! I have been drooling over almond butter for months but couldn't find it in Australia! Who knew it was so easy!!!

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!!! I have been drooling over almond butter for months but couldn't find it in Australia! Who knew it was so easy!!!