Now this is not to discount the coveted peanut butter. I mean getting your kids to switch over would prove to be a challenge that I think most parents wouldn’t undertake. However, if your child or anyone for that matter has a peanut allergy, well then this is where almond butter fits right in. Where they do share similar health benefits, almond butter is the front runner in this race.
- Cut up an apple and use the almond butter as a dip for a delicious snack
- Make almond sauce instead of peanut sauce for satay dipping or add to noodles
- Add it to a fruit smoothie for added protein
- Use in place of peanut butter for cookies
- Mix in with your oatmeal for a nutty bite
Here are some of the health benefits of almonds:
- Good source of protein
- Can reduce risk of heart attack by about 50% when consumed 5 times a week
- They lower ‘bad’ cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Rich in antioxidants
- 1 pound of raw almonds unsalted
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Spread the almond onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
Roast for 10 minutes (remove from oven immediately)
Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
Add the cooled almonds to food processor and or blender and blend the almonds until they come together in a buttery consistency, it will take a few minutes and it will form a ball first then get smooth. Scraping down the sides if needed.
Transfer to a jar with a lid and store refrigerated for up to 3 months.