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.
- 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
Why is almond butter better for you than peanut butter?
Almond butter is a little healthier because it has more vitamins, minerals and fiber as well as:
- 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
How long can you keep homemade almond butter?
Stored in a tightly sealed container, this almond butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
A great alternative for peanut allergies
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.
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- 1 pound of raw almonds, unsalted
- Preheat oven 350°F.
- Spread the almonds 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.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 260 Saturated Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 9g