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Creamy Almond Butter With Dates

Creamy almond butter is thick and delicious with a hint a sweetness from the dates. Perfect peanut butter replacement. Beware you may get addicted.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, gluten free, whole30
Keyword homemade almond butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 114kcal
Author Amy K

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Cookie sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried dates
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread out almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, place in a food processor, and add coconut oil, dates, salt, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Scraping down the sides occasionally. Once it is completely smooth, blend for about 1-2 minutes longer. The whole process could take 5 to 20 minutes depending on your food processor.

Notes

  • I would definitely recommend using a food processor or high powered blender for this recipe. It will make the butter the consistency you want and it will be less time consuming. Depending on what brand you have, you may have to blend the butter more or less. It just depends on what you like.
  • It will stay well for about a two weeks in the refrigerator.
  • You can definitely buy plain almond butter at the store if you don't want to blend the almonds yourself, and just add it to a blender with a few dates. But I will say that it is so much cheaper (and tastier) if you make it yourself. Plus, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg just to eat almond butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.7mg