If you're like me, you're a self proclaimed nut butter addict. In my opinion, there should never be a cap on how much you should eat in one day. Of course, I know that I SHOULDN'T eat a lot of it because nuts do contain a lot of fat...but they're healthy fats, so that makes it okay, right? ;)
Now do me a favor. Go pull out your peanut/almond/whatever butter and look at the ingredients. Do you see something odd? If you see anything other than ONE ingredient, (i.e. whatever kind of nut your butter is made from), you're not eating TRUE nut butter. You, my friend, are probably eating nut butter with sugar.
Bet you didn't realize, huh?
But don't fret, my pet! I can teach you how simple it is to make your own!! (And much more economical as well!)
In this recipe, all you need is one ingredient:
1 cup (or more) of your nut of choice.
For this demonstration, I used almonds.
***Note, you will also need a bit of patience :)
Place 1 cup of nuts in your food processor.
After just 1 minute, you'll have almond meal...BONUS!
You'll have to keep scraping down the sides every few minutes.
After 3-4 minutes, it will look like this.
Yep, continue processing!
After an additional 3 minutes, it'll look like this.
Notice the creaminess starting to develop!
After an additional 5-7 minutes, you have nut butter!!
Look at that creamy, nutty deliciousness. :D
You can add some honey, cinnamon, cocoa powder, whatever you want to customize it!
And that's it!
Unless, you want to get a little crazy?
Are you bananas about bananas like me?
Add 1/2 a banana in!
It'll double the amount, and add some natural sugar at the same time!
BAM! BANANA BUTTER!
You want to get even crazier, you say?
(even more options!)
Add 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder.
Stir...only if you accidentally overheated your food processor like I did. Otherwise, process!
And there you have it!!
We have now officially created...
CHOCOLATE BANANA BUTTER!
Can you sense my excitement?!
Spread it on toast, make nut butter sandwiches, spread it on rice cakes, use it in recipes, or just eat it plain!
Once you add the banana, this will last in your fridge for up to a week.
But don't fool yourself, it probably won't last that long after you taste it.
For all you 21 Day Fixers, this will count towards your tsp!
***Note, good luck on limiting it!!
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