I have recently made the switch from store-bought to homemade nut butter.. and I am in LOVE!! It's such a different taste, and makes you feel SO great because you made it yourself from scratch! #masterchefs

When you see it blending in your food processor and think "there is no way that is turning to a creamy form..." just you wait.. because some magical shit is about to happen before your eyes ūüėāūüėā

 

Caramel Nut Butter

Ingredients: 
500g almonds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup pitted dates
2 tbsp coconut oil 

Directions: 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
  2. Place almonds onto a lined baking tray and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. This will bring out the natural oils of the almond and make it easier to blend. 
  3. Allow almonds to completely cool before proceeding to the next step. 
  4. Into a string food processor, add almonds, coconut oil, dates, salt and cinnamon and begin to blend. Scraping down the sides occasionally to ensure its all mixing!
  5. Blend until a smooth paste. Depending on your food processor, this could take around 20 minutes. I tested this recipe with a normal food processor and it took me 20 minutes of blending time and also with my thermomix and that took 10 minutes. 
  6. Once it's all done, store in an airtight container and eat (ie. spoon it onto EVERYTHING)