I am not even kidding – this recipe is on very heavy rotation in our household. If you are now wondering what you could even use roasted almond butter for, well… the possibilities are endless! We tend to put it on our granola or overnight oats (like these carrot cake ones) in the morning – and definitely on pancakes on the weekend!! 🤩 It also is an amazing and very versatile ingredient in sauces. Thinks stir-fries or salad dressings for example. Do you need any more convincing that you need this recipe in your life? 😉
So, even if you are convinced – why should you make this recipe if you could just as easily buy it at the supermarket? A lot of store-bought nut butters oftentimes contain added salt, sugar or preservatives. In my opinion that is totally unnecessary for a product that already tastes so lovely and delicious on its own. Even if you can find/have access to ones with pure and simple ingredients… I do find that they can be quite pricey. You do not need to pay a fortune for nut butters. This Roasted Almond Butter recipe comes together in a pinch and involves almost no action in the kitchen.
I will have to warn you though – you will need quite a heavy-duty food processor in order for the nut butter to become smooth. This is also vital for your motor to not overheat and die on you (been there… done that). Also, when you think the butter is done, let it run for another 2 minutes so that it becomes super smooth. I have taken some progress pictures below to show you how it should look like when done.
Why is this Roasted Almond Butter good for you?
This recipe literally only contains three ingredients, of which you could make two optional…
Almonds contain fiber, protein and a very healthy dose of fats! Next to magnesium and manganese, they are also one of the best whole sources of vitamin E on the planet! Vitamin E protects your body from oxidative damage. It can also help in lowering blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
Coconut Oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs = a chemical form as to how the oil is structured). These MCTs allow the body to be absorbed quickly and efficiently. MCTs may aid in burning fat from your body. They can also aid in boosting brain function, particularly in people who have been diagnosed with a mild form of Alzheimer’s. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid, which is believed to help kill off bacteria in various types of infections. Coconut oil also makes for a great make-up remover. You can also moisturize with it and use it on the ends of your hair as a hair mask too.
Cinnamon is loaded with anti-oxidants that allows our body to be protected against free radicals. It is also an anti-inflammatory power-house. Cinnamon has been studied to reduce blood sugar levels and may thereby also increase sensitivity to insulin, which is particularly beneficial to diabetics.
And there you have it. As said, a rather simple – but delicious! – recipe with little time and effort involved. This recipe is both paleo and vegan. Due to its naturally high-fat content, this recipe is also suitable as part of the keto diet.
I would love to hear whether you have any further ideas about how to use the roasted almond butter!?! Let me know in the comments below 👇🏻. Also, if you are making this recipe – please feel free to tag me in your creations on Instagram under @life_and_lemons_foodblog.