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#1 Old 01-12-2009, 07:09 AM
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I went to buy some almost butter for the first time and was SHOCKED at the price!!! I think I'd prefer to make it myself so I can just make as much as I need.



Does anyone have any tried and true recipes?
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#2 Old 01-12-2009, 10:44 AM
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Just blend almonds until they form a butter. I think it depends on what blender/processor you have because mine won't blend them into a full butter (maybe if Iuse something to hel pit) but I don't know. Also, the price of the almond butter could have been because it's raw. Raw almond butter at my health food store is like 17 bucks.

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Almond butter around here can run about $12 a jar as well. I recently discovered Trader Joe's sells their own brand for about half the price. So that's where we have been buying ours. If you have access to a TJ's in your area, that may be a more affordable option. They have a decent selection of nut butters in different textures.
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#4 Old 01-12-2009, 12:01 PM
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I thought the same thing. But they go on sale occasionally so I stock up. Also, if you write the company they will send you coupons.
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#5 Old 01-15-2009, 08:44 PM
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always wanted to try almond products (butter, milk, etc) but im scared are they really nicer then soy?
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I like Almond butter better than Soy, but dang, it's like 10 bucks for a small jar. I'm no Betty Crocker so once in a great while I buy it.
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What about other butters? Cahsew butter is probably my favorite!



Also, I prefer almond milk over soymilk.

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I love almond butter but yeah, it's expensive, especially when compared to peanut butter. Ironically the cheapest place I've been able to find it is Whole Foods. I think it's about $6 a jar.

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I buy almond butter regularly. It's expensive, but it's one of my few indulgences and I make a jar last and last. And, hey, it's cheaper per serving than my last indulgence - soy lattes!

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It's about $7 here but it lasts awhile. I don't use it as often as I use peanut butter. I love it so I think it is worth the expense.
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#11 Old 01-16-2009, 12:16 PM
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It's easy to make your own. I just throw a bunch of raw almonds in my food processor and blast away. It takes a while, but it's kind of fun to watch it transform from almonds, to powder, to paste then finally almond butter! You can always add some extra oil if you want a smoother consistency.
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Well I do need a new food processor. But that does sound easy to make.
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I keep almond, peanut (creamy and crunchy), and cashew butters in my fridge at all times. I like the variety and they're all delicious. I really don't mind spending the money because a jar lasts me ages.
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always wanted to try almond products (butter, milk, etc) but im scared are they really nicer then soy?



I am a HUGE fan of almond milk, both the chocolate & vanilla flavored are out of this world. Be careful w/ brands though & taste them to see what's around. I love Almond Breeze but hate Almond Dream.
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#15 Old 01-26-2009, 08:55 PM
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I've been able to find almond and cashew butter for $2.50 a jar at Big Lot. Not recently through.
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#17 Old 03-18-2009, 08:56 AM
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Almonds are much more expensive than peanuts. Hence almond butter being more expensive than peanut butter. I usually buy my alternate nut butters at Trader Joe's when I go to visit my parents. I am madly in love with cashew butter.

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