Almond Butter

I had an abundance of almonds in my pantry and recently saw an ad for Trader Joe's Salted Roasted Almond Butter and thought, "Hey, I can make that!" It was super easy to make and much better then buying a canned version from the store. By making the almond butter at home, you get to control the ingredients and tweek it however you like. Since I HEART all things sweet and salty, I added some koarse kosher salt and honey to sweeten it up a bit. It was NUM!

Almond Butter - 2 cups

2 cups raw whole almonds or peanuts
Peanut Oil
Koarse Kosher Salt

Roast the nuts in a 350F pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. Taste them, make sure they taste roasted and not raw or burnt. Let the almonds cool for a bit. It's best to ground the almonds while they are still warm. Grind almonds in a food processor until all the almonds are finely ground. This should take about 3-5 minutes. While the machine is running, add peanut oil until smooth and the consistency you like. Add salt into feeding tube while machine is running. This will incorporate the salt throughout the almond butter. Add honey to taste. Make sure to taste as you add your seasonings.

**This tastes fabulous over frozen bananas.