Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Almond Butter

#AlmondButter #HomeMadeNutButter #HealthyNutButterRecipe
#AlmondButter #HomeMadeNutButter #HealthyNutButterRecipe
I feel like a million bucks today, I have been playing with almond butter and trying to photography it since morning…I know a lot of you might wonder,  there is no major styling, nothing fancy, what is the fuss all about. First of all it’s a rich texture and oily…all the nasty reflections, then the whites were not  white, in simpler words the white balance was off and I was getting all kinds of color cast…finally I got it ( I hope). I really hope my better half does not read this post, I think it is karma getting back at me, remember how I ranted in my last post about ‘him’ using auto WB. (looks sheepishly at her key board) 

A little honey and this could be easily transformed into a meal ;).  I love almonds and use almond butter regularly in my smoothies, baking and even in my curries. I usually do not make a whole lot, a cup usually lasts me a fortnight. The reason why  I am doing a separate post on almond butter, it’s easier to tag in the recipes. It’s a great option for vegan baking/cooking.  

#AlmondButter #HomeMadeNutButter #HealthyNutButterRecipe

1 cup whole almonds (with skin)
1 tbsp or more of almond oil OR
1-2 tbsp honey

In a food processor or a blender ( I use vitamix) blend the almonds, slow speed then finally increasing to fast. Stage 1:  it will become like an almond meal, keep blending and eventually the oils from the almonds starts working. Stage 2: bit lumpy and oily,  I wanted to ease the process a bit so I added a tbsp of almond oil at this stage ( this is optional).  Stage 3 Eventually it will become buttery as the oils keep secreting. Keep stirring every 20 seconds or so,  blend till you get a smooth buttery consistency. You could add the honey for a sweet taste, instead of the oil. It took me at least 8 minutes in my vitamix. I am not sure about the time in a food processor. It does harden a bit when you refrigerate. Undoubtedly healthy, specially for kids. 

#AlmondButter #HomeMadeNutButter #HealthyNutButterRecipe

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  1. Nice tempting clicks You do got it! I always buy must try making at home :-)

  2. Nut butters are just so luscious --- I make this to eat with my toast every morning!

  3. The pics of almond butter look awesome! No wonder you feel like Million bucks today.

  4. the pics are simply superb... almond butter looks delicious and a must try...

  5. yummy droolworthy photos.your new toys makes more drooling simi


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