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Old 01-10-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Smile I want to make my own Almond-butter - Help!

I have heard that you can make your own Almond butter with raw almonds if you blend shelled almonds and olive oil in a blender.

Is this a good way of making Almond-butter?

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Hi Holdthescroll, I've only made like butter with finely chopped nuts and almond extract - I guess that is almond flavored butter. Looks like this link has some good information for you, I'm not giving a direct answer but maybe this helps. http://www.rwood.com/Recipes/Homemade_Almond_Butter.htm
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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I'd stay away from olive oil as its flavor might interfere with the flavor of the almonds. Use a mild oil such as canola or safflower.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Many meat grinders used to come with a nut butter blade. You might be suprised how much oil many nuts contain. The oil content becomes more obvious if the nuts are subjected to more of a crushing than chopping process. As stated in the site referenced by Dave Cottrell, the flavor of most butters is enhanced by first toasting the nuts. For what little added oil might be required, peanut oil could be a good choice.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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I just grind raw Almonds in my Cuisinart food processor. No oil needed. The almonds have their own.

Yummy!

Or, you can buy the "grind it yourself" Almond Butter at Whole Foods.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
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I seem to remember Alton Brown made cashew butter by food processing 2 cups of cashews with 2 tsp honey and 1/3 cup of walnut oil. I used canola oil since it was what I had on hand. I don't know how well the recipe translates to almonds, but it's good stuff...or good eats, I guess.
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