Cheats Almond Butter
It's a fun experiment to make your own almond butter. You won't believe how easy it is! It takes a bit of patience to come together, but it achieves a wonderful result.
2 cups of roasted almonds
Salt, to taste
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blitz until combined.
Have patience here - the almonds will look coarsely ground and will slowly become finer in texture, and will eventually come together. You may need to do this in stages, turning off the food processor to prevent overheating. In my experience, this took about an hour to complete, turning the food processor off each time the food processor overheated for about 10 minutes. As it's coming together, keep tasting - and adding salt (or maple syrup if sweetness is required) as needed. You'll want it to be slightly too salty when tasting by itself, as this will balance when used as a condiment.
Once it reaches your desired texture, allow to stand for fifteen minutes to thicken. The recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.