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Jan 10, 2007 08:54 PM

Has anyone made almond butter?

Cuisinart? Roasted or raw almonds? Any other tips?

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  1. I've used my Cuisinart with roasted almonds. I added a tablespoon or so of coconut oil and a tad of honey to it but you probably don't need to use either to get good results.

    A few weeks ago I made hazelnut butter that turned out great. Two cups of roasted and skinned nuts put in the Cuisinart with a tablespoon of powdered sugar. AWESOME!!

    Good luck!

    1. I've also made almond butter, adding a few tablespoons of peanut oil towards the end. Add as little oil as possible, and maybe a little salt.

      Store upside down in the fridge and it will save you some effort mixing it back up every time you want to eat some!

      1. If you add a few pieces of dark chocolate to your hazelnuts, it makes a yummy homemade Nutella.

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        1. re: lisaf

          Well, you get an approximation of Nutella. It won't have the creamy texture of Nutella. A food processor won't do that, no matter how much oil you add.

        2. I tried to make almond butter once with my cuisinart and all I got was almond powder. What dod I do wrong?

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          1. re: saraeanderson

            You need to grind for even longer. I did the opposite of you. I wanted to make almond powder and let it go too long, and it clumped up into a ball. Add a little oil at that point and you get almond butter.

          2. I like to soak almonds overnight and drain the water- the butter tastes sweeter to me. Its also supposed to be better for you, but I see that as a side bonus.