Christmas in July

by Sheri on July 14, 2010

Well sort of.  I found these perfect sized jars on clearance a little while ago and thought that they would be great for nut butter one day.

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They have a picture of poinsettia’s on the lid.  But for 2.49 for 4 jars who cares!

IMG_0510This afternoon I decided it was time that I gave Ashley’s Roasted Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter a try. 

Start with naked almonds

IMG_0506 Roast them with maple syrup and try not to eat them all when they come out of the oven!

IMG_0512 My goodness they were yummy right out of the oven…all gooey and warm!

While I was roasting the nuts I made myself a little afternoon snack.

IMG_0519 A cool and frosty green monster.  It had been quite a while since I had one!  I blended it with a scoop of Vega Vanilla Almondilla.  I have been seeing this on a lot of blogs and picked some up to give it whirl. 

IMG_0527 I don’t mind the taste of it.  The almond flavour is very pronounced when mixed but still quite good.  Next time I might try the chocolate flavour.

IMG_0521I also added 1/2 a banana, 2 handfuls of spinach, ice and a tsp of maca powder for a little pick me up!  It helped with the growlies and stopped me from eating too many of the roasted almonds!

After the almonds had cooled it was time to grind them up.

IMG_0529 This process takes a bit of time about 15 minutes or so.  But after a lot of stopping and scraping the sides of the bowl it got to this lovely buttery state.

Next I added the salt, cinnamon and maple syrup per Ashley’s recipe.

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Then you give it a whirl again to combine everything.  Once it is combined you add a little oil (I used grapeseed oil) to thin it out and make it smooth.

IMG_0530 An volia!  You have yourself the most awesome and tasty almond butter ever! This stuff is the BOM!  I love..love it!  I had a hard time not dipping my spoon in it again and again and again!! BAH!!

IMG_0532 I doubled the recipe and it gave me one full jar and an almost full 2nd jar.  I plan to give the full jar to a friend so I am going to make another batch tomorrow.

IMG_0534 You betcha that I will be having this with breakfast in the morning! YUP!

Talking about the morning, I have an early morning run planned so I must get my beauty sleep!

Night my friends!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley July 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

I’ve been been out of this for weeks now!! Aaaaah, totally need to make it, pronto! Glad you like it =) Love the chubby jars!!

Laura (B Foxy Fitness) July 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

Hi there! I just came across your blog. I must say your pictures are FANTASTIC–so crisp and clean! That maple almond butter looks delish!

I was really inspired by your “about me.” I can’t wait to read some more on your blog 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Sheri July 15, 2010 at 9:11 am

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! 🙂

Sheri July 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

Thanks Ashley…I will be making this Almond Butter on a regular basis now!

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