Today I tried Wild Friends Foods sesame cranberry peanut butter stuffed in some dates and, it was life changing. I know I say that about a lot of things but this time I extra mean it because truly it was life changing. Unfortunately you can not buy that brand in Canada and it will cost me a lung and a kidney to order it online so I tried to create my own inspired version that actually turned out better than the original. If you need a little nut butter inspiration and creativity, or are just tired of eating plain nut butters then I suggest you plug in your food processor, get out some almonds and get ready to make some serious nut butter magic…
Sesame Almond Butter:
1 cup raw almonds
1/3 cup raw sesame seeds
1 tsp local honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
Pre-heat oven to 400°.
Roast the almonds on a small baking tray for 5 min. Pour in the sesame seeds and roast for another 2 min (make sure you DO NOT BURN THEM). Add the almonds, sesame seeds, honey and cinnamon into your food processor, turn it on and wait… very patiently. First your nut butter will start to look like almond meal. Next, it will start sticking to the sides and get very grainy, you will need to scrape down the sides during this phase as well as add in the coconut oil. Just keep letting it grind and scraping down the sides of your food processor until a thick paste has formed. When the paste forms you may think that it is done but stopping it now will make it EXTREMELY difficult to spread or basically do anything with plus it will taste very dry. Keep letting it go in the food processor until the consistency resembles lose natural nut butters you buy from the store. When the butter is completely done pour it into a container that can be sealed airtight (ie. a small mason jar) and allow it to cool before sealing it. Store in the pantry or on the counter at room temperature for 1-2 weeks, if it even lasts that long!
– To make this recipe vegan sub in maple syrup or agave instead of the honey
– Tastes great in smoothies, spread on SilverHills Sprouted Bakery Big 16 bread, on fruit or just straight out of the jar with a spoon!