Autumn Spice Almond Butter

This Thursday I had the unique opportunity to mess around making peanut and almond butters in the kitchen at Yumbutter. The two guys who run it, Adrian and Matt, are total bad asses. Not only do they have an awesome and super fun approach to making delicious, sustainable, ethically-produced food, but they run a Buy One Feed One program where every jar of Yumbutter purchased helps feed a malnourished child.

Our group of Slow Foodies had a bust a nut-off [only I called it that] where we competed to invent the best new flavor of nut butter. My team (aptly named “Team Winner”) created a fall-inspired flavor with dried apples, cinnamon, ginger, and honey. AND TRUST ME, HONEY, TWAS GOOD. The other teams whipped up some highly tasty and highly creative shit which included ingredients like black pepper, dried strawberries, hazelnuts, and curry powder. They were all mad good and Adrian and Matt said we were “all winners” but, I mean, I think we all know who the winners were.

Huge thanks to the dudes at Yumbutter. Check them out and try some of theiramazing flavors of nut buddahhhhhs (I’m a huge fan of Asian Jazz). Seriously, this is the best peanut butter I’ve ever had.
Autumn Spiced Almond Butter

  • 4-6 ounces almonds (I highly recommend roasted*!)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup

*to roast, simply throw on a cookie sheet with parchment paper for 12-15 mins at 350º

1. Place almonds in a food processor. First it will turn into nut dust. Scrape down the sides with a spatula or hold the processor and shake it around a bit. Allow the processor to run; eventually it will start to clump. Let the processor run until the butter becomes creamy and reaches desired consistency. The whole thing usually takes about 13-15 minutes.

2. Add the spices and dried apples. Process until incorporated. Pour into a bowl and add the honey/maple syrup and fold it into the nut butter. The honey will make it a bit drier/thicker. If you feel it is overly thick, you can pour back into the food processor and add 1 teaspoon coconut oil to smooth it out.

3. Enjoy on toast/bagel/apple/with spoon/fingers.

This entry was posted in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.