Almond butter & Sunflower Love

 

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Our one and only sunflower! We planted the seeds like 2 years ago!

Hi all! My son is allergic to peanuts. Not a strong allergy- it is mild. So I usually buy almond butter or sunflower seed butter. Yum, but it can be pretty expensive though!

We have a Vitamix refurbished so we bought it really inexpensively thru Target, and I decided to make our own almond butter. I had some almonds, added a little salt and little oil to make it creamy, and we had some sunflower seeds so I added that as well. It turned out great wow! Here’s a couple pictures. I’ll post the recipe from Vitamix book that I have. To be honest I don’t exactly measure when I cook except for when I bake I winged it and luckily it usually turns out pretty well!!

 

No matter which blender are you using be careful you do not burn out the motor. Adding a little oil to make your almond butter creamy also helps keep the motor running smooth. According to the Vitamix cookbook blendies ingredients together. You can turn the blender off and on periodically to rest your blades and motor as well. Delicious! I plan to do this with peanuts for Mark and myself! When making peanut or cashew butter you do not have to add as much oil because of the natural oils. A favorite blend is one part each cashews, almonds and sunflower seeds. It is always a good idea for at least one of the nuts to be salt free, or the butter may get pretty salty.

Almond butter:

3 cups almonds ( virtually any kind of nut)

1/3 to 1/2 cup oil

Blend! Store in the refrigerator for one month, if it last that long! 😄

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