One of my absolute favourite snacks is almond butter and rice cakes for my mid-morning pick-me-up…. However, seeing that it’s autumn now everything is either pumpkin spice or chai which I really cannot complain about considering that I love cinnamon! This almond butter is rich and creamy which is perfectly paired with a sliced apple for a quick snack. Most of the flavoured almond butters that you can buy in stores are full of sugars, palm oil, and nasty stuff that isn’t good for your body to have regularly (balance is key). Also most almond butters are extremely expensive so why not make your own when it will save time/money and is most likely healthier? Plus, I’ve never seen chai almond butter for sale in stores so you can try something new out at home! I hope you enjoy the recipe and please send any photos my way!
Vanilla Chai Almond Butter
You Will Need:
- 2 cups raw unsalted almonds.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- 1 tsp cinnamon.
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg.
- 1/8 tsp allspice.
- 1/8 tsp cloves.
- pinch sea salt.
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat the oven 400 degrees fahrenheit (200 degrees C).
- Roast the almonds in a roasting try for 5 minutes.
- Allow the almonds to cool for 15 minutes.
- In a food processor pulse the almonds until they come together and form the almond butter, this can take up to 5 minutes or more depending on your food processor.
- Once your almonds have come together pour in the vanilla and pulse for a further minute.
- Add the spices and salt- pulse for one minute.
- Add the maple syrup in if you like it sweet and store in a mason jar in the fridge.