What's Trending this Week: Nut-Butter!
We get it, sometimes grabbing a jar of pre-made nut butter seems way easier than making it at home. BUT, we did a little research and did you know that while a 16 ounce jar of Almond Butter can cost up to $18.99(yikes!), 1 pound of raw almonds (which will yield you with 16 ounces or slightly more of butter) costs only $7.99. Plus you get the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into your butter! We found that while some brands were a lot cheaper than $18.99, they tended to include filler ingredients like Palm Fruit Oil and Evaporated Cane Juice. If cost alone doesn't convince you, we find the taste of homemade nut butters to be more appealing, too. In general it tastes much more fresh, and we like that you can play with the consistency making it as thick or thin as you'd like.

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Pictured above is an Almond Butter recipe that also includes figs (for added sweetness) and cinnamon (for flavor) by @cookathomemom, If you prefer something a little more basic, here's our favorite go-to recipe:

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3 cups rawalmonds
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (orneutral oil of choice)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat over to 350˚ F. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until fragrant, about 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Add almonds to food processor (with metal blade) or vitamix and process for about 2 minutes. The almonds will start to look sort of like brown sugar. At this point add salt and oilone tablespoon at time, processing until the mixture becomes smooth, about 10-12 minutes. If you'd like the butter to be thinner, you can add more oil, a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Almonds not your thing? We've got recipes for all kinds of nut butters on our feed including cashew, hazelnut and even macadamia!

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Now that you've got the recipe down, here are a few of our favorite ways to use it:

Banana Nuts n' Coffee Shake
by @foodtosaveyoursoul
A delicious protein packed smoothie blended with coffee and almond butter.

Lemongrass and Chicken Pizza with Almond Butter Sauce
by @iheartumami.ny
The perfect combination of sweet, savory & umami flavors in one pizza!

Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip with Almond Butter & Dark Chocolate
by @thesunshineeatery
Feel good about eating cookie dough! And you'd never know it's made from chickpeas!

Street Asian-Style Fish Curry
by @ashafsk
The almond butter adds richness to this fiery curry.

Cinnamon Maple Almond Butter Popcorn
Photo by @the_neighbourhood_kitchen
Recipe by @cookieandkate
Ahealthy (and addicting!) form of caramel corn.

Almond Butter & Maple Cream Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies
by @acouplecooks
Who can resist fresh maple cream and almond butter sandwiched between sweet & spicy gingersnaps?

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