Whole30 Raspberry Almond Butter


Gluten-free, Paleo, Sauces, Vegan, Whole30 / Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Incredibly easy and simple raspberry almond butter that is ready in less than 15 minutes. Notes of tart acidity from the raspberries perfectly balance the rich nuttiness of the almond butter. Perfect for your Whole30!

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Ever since discovering my food sensitivities and switching to a mostly paleo diet, almond butter has been one of my favorite foods. I honestly don’t know if I would be able to eat the way I do if not for almond butter. It’s filled with good fats, satisfies cravings, and keeps you full.

Some of my favorite ways to eat almond butter include straight by the spoonful, on sweet potato toast, with fruits such as bananas and apples, or on celery sticks. The possibilities are really endless.

One of my keys to succeeding in doing a whole30 is incorporating a little almond butter into my diet. Now of course one should stay reasonable and not eat a half a jar in one sitting. Rather, adding a tablespoon to your breakfast or snacks can be a great way to keep you satisfied and full.

Over the past 3 years, I’ve tried lots of different almond butters- flavored almond butters, runny almond butters, very thick almond butters, sweetened almond butters… and I’m always amazed at how they can all have such different flavors and textures when they contain the same main ingredient: almonds! For awhile I was intimidated by making my own almond butter. It seemed like such a daunting process. How would I do it? What equipment would I need? Do I need to buy special ingredients? Now I chuckle a bit at my old self, knowing how easy it really is. All it really requires is a food processor, almonds, and a little bit of patience.

The first time I made a homemade nut butter was about 2 years ago. I threw together all of the extra nuts I had laying around my house: almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. I added a little bit of oil and dried fruit, processed them for 10 minutes and ended up with a thick, complex tasting nut butter that tasted great on apples. Ever since then, I haven’t been intimidated by making nut butters, because I saw just how easy it was. Nonetheless recently I’ve gotten out of the habit of making them, and have relied on some of my favorite store bought butters (thank you Trader Joes and Whole Foods).

However, now that I’m doing the whole30, I’ve been re-inspired to make things by scratch, and what more fun to make from scratch than almond butter?! Also if I’m being honest, I kind of miss baking, and this is about as close as you can get to baking while doing a whole30. For a few months now I’ve seen random posts about nut butters being made with freeze-dried fruits. How interesting I thought! That could be fun… and a good way to switch things up during the whole30.

So I took out the old food processor, bought my favorite almonds from trader joes (roasted and salted) and a bag of freeze dried raspberries and gave it a go! And out came this wonderfully creamy almond butter, with undertones of raspberry. It’s delicious, and just sweet enough to make it feel fun. Whether you’re doing a whole30 or not, you will love this almond butter. It’s new, it’s exciting, and most importantly, it’s homemade!

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Whole30 Raspberry Almond Butter

Incredibly easy and simple raspberry almond butter that is ready in less than 15 minutes. Notes of tart acidity from the raspberries perfectly balance the rich nuttiness of the almond butter. Perfect for your Whole30!

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine almond butter, dairy free, egg free, gluten-free, grain free, healthy, healthy snack, homemade almond butter, raspberry, vegan, whole30, whole30 breakfast, whole30 snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 930 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted salted almonds
  • 1/3 cup freeze-dried raspberries
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend the almonds on high for 2 minutes until they have broken down into a powdery form. 

  2. Stop the food processor and add in the freeze-dried raspberries and oil. Blend on high again for 10 minutes. When it's done, a smooth buttery mixture will have formed. 

  3. Put the almond butter in a mason jar and store. Great for sweet potato toasts, on fruits, and vegetables. Bon appétit! 

 

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La purée d'amandes aux framboises

Une recette toute simple pour la purée d'amandes avec que 3 ingrédients. Il n'y a pas de sucres ajoutés, elle est aussi vegan et sans gluten. Très bonne et facile à faire! 

Course sauce, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine fait maison, framboise, purée d'amandes, sans gluten, sans lactose, sans lait, sans sucre ajouté, vegan, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 bocal
Calories 930 kcal

Ingredients

  • 120 grammes d'amandes grillées salées
  • 10 grammes de framboises lyophilisées
  • 1 c. à soupe de l'huile de pépins de raisins

Instructions

  1. Dans un robot culinaire, réduire les amandes pendant 2 minutes, jusqu'à elles obtiennent une poudre fine. 

  2. Ajoutez l'huile et les framboises, et battre jusqu'à consistance homogène (environ 10 minutes). 

  3. Mettez la purée dans un bocal en verre et gardez-la pour votre pain grillé ou mangez-la avec des fruits et des légumes (moi j'aime bien en manger avec des bananas, des pommes, et du céleri). Ou mangez-la toute seule par gourmandise, comme elle est si bonne ;). Bon dégustation! 

 

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