Happy Sunday! I hope that you are all having a wonderful end to your weekend. I have a love/hate relationship with Sunday. I love the balance between getting things done and relaxing. I also love watching my shows: The Glades and In Plain Sight, although I feel like I am forgetting something. Sometimes I wish that there was a personalized TV Guide just for me, it would tell me what’s on that I want to watch! The part I don’t like is that I always have trouble sleeping on Sunday nights. I don’t know why, but it always seems to happen.
Today I cleaned out and organized our “pantry” (it’s really just a cabinet) and realized two things. One, I forgot to get some sort of nut butter at the store yesterday. And two, I had a bunch of random bags of almonds, cashews, and walnuts left over from recipes or whatnot. Solution: make homemade nut butter of course!! I was actually looking into doing this yesterday because I thought it would be fun, so I took this opportunity to go for it!
Into the food processor went:
about 1 cup raw almonds
about 1 cup combined cashews, walnuts, and salted/roasted almonds
sprinkle of cinnamon
drizzle of vanilla flavored agave syrup
Just let your food processor do the work! It takes a while, and needs to be babysat, but trust me, it turns into a recognizable nut butter soon enough.
All of the recipes I read said to just let ‘er whirl for a good 15 minutes, occasionally scrapping down the sides as needed. We have a mini food processor (small kitchen) and I have to hold down the button the whole time, so I did it in batches. I also think that my husband was going to loose his mind from the sound of the food processor, so I broke it up a bit.
The outcome? AMAZING. I can’t wait to enjoy this smothered on a banana before my workout tomorrow.
Have you ever made nut butter? Any tips or secrets to share? I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend!