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Cinnamon Roasted Almond Butter

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Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 Cups of Almonds (225g)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

After endless bowls of oats topped with cinnamon and a big dollop of almond butter I decided to combine the flavours. They’re probably my two most favourite things and I put both on everything so it was an obvious match made in heaven. Apart from the cinnamon and vanilla, there’s just almonds in here so it’s full of healthy fats, Vitamin E, potassium and magnesium – the perfect healthy snack! It’s amazing by the spoonful or in smoothies too.

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Dry roast the almonds for about 8-10 minutes at 180’C.

Put them straight from the oven into the food processor and blend on high until the oils start to release and the mixture comes together. I use a Vitamix and mine took about 3 minutes but with a less powerful blade it can take a lot longer. If it’s not happening, be patient, it will! You’ll have to scrape down the sides frequently to make sure it’s blending evenly.

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When it’s almost as smooth as you’d like it, add the cinnamon and vanilla. I also add a pinch of coarse salt.

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Blitz the whole thing for about another minute to get it nice and smooth. Done!

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Store in an airtight container in the cupboard.

0 Comments to Cinnamon Roasted Almond Butter

  1. Great recipe! I’ve tried making homemade almond butter in my Vitamix, and I found that the machine had a really hard time processing the almonds without added water or oil (and I was afraid I’d burn out the motor!). How did you get the almonds to process so easily? Did you find you constantly had to turn off the Vitamix an scrape down the sides fairly often? Would love to hear your process!

  2. indycpower says:

    I used to have the same problem also, there’s nothing worse than the blades over heating and shutting off when you’re half way through! To make sure it doesn’t overheat I usually use the lower speed button on number 7 or 8 for some of it rather than the high button the whole time! I also definitely think roasting the almonds helps as it releases some of their oils. As for turning it off and on I try to just keep it going and use a rubber spatula to push down the sides through the opening in the vitamix lid, while the blades are still going. Hope this helps you!