Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter

Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter Header

The first time I tried Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter was last year when I was interning with a university’s athletics program. It was, by far, the favorite snack offered.

I mean, the athletes went crazy for this stuff!  And it’s obvious why…

it’s amazing!

 Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter 2

I’m a huge fan of nut butters, as you probably noticed here, here, or here. But if I was forced to pick just one (let’s hope this never happens!!) I would choose almond butter.  Almonds are super high in monounsaturated fats (aka heart healthy) and they’re also loaded with antioxidants.  Why roasted almonds vs. raw?

the flavor…hubba hubba

 

Since I have a Vitamix, I decided to blend up my own version of Justin’s awesome creation.
Don’t have a Vitamix? Don’t worry, you can also use a food processor, no prob. 

I started with 1 lb raw almonds, roasted them at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.  After they cooled I threw them in the Vitamix and ground them up until they were smooth.  Then, I added the goodies…

Justin’s uses Organic Palm Fruit Oil. If you’ve never heard of this, it comes from the fleshy part of the palm fruit and it’s rich in monounsaturated fats.  It’s about 50% saturated fat (FYI coconut oil is about 92%) so it’s a soft solid at room temperature and turns to a liquid with heat. 

Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter 9{organic palm fruit oil at room temperature}

I also added in about 2 tablespoons of vanilla, 1/8 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, and sea salt to taste. It took a couple of tries to get the taste I really loved.

Taste testing is a must!

Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter 6

Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter 4

Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter

Ingredients:
1 lb raw or roasted unsalted almonds
1/4 cup organic palm fruit oil
2 Tbsp vanilla
1/8 cup sugar
1 Tbsp honey
Sea salt to taste

Directions:
1. Put almonds in Vitamix or food processor and grind until smooth.
2. Add all other ingredients and blend to taste.

 

Comments

  1. did you need to add any liquid to the almonds after roasting them in order to process them in vitamix so they wouldnt clump up – maybe the honey or the palm oil?

  2. Not gonna lie…this pretty much rocked my world!

Leave a Comment