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I don’t think anything in the world is more delicious on toast or yogurt than this cinnamon spiced almond butter. Say hello to your new favorite butter!
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Almond butter is becoming increasingly more popular lately, and I’m so excited about that! As much as I love some good ol’ peanut butter, almond butter has a special place in my heart.
I’ve found that some almond butters can be a bit bland, though, so that’s why I developed this easy homemade cinnamon almond butter. It’s nutty, sweet, and slightly woody, so you’re not missing out on flavors here! It’s basically kind of like Christmas in a jar!
Whether it’s spread on a fresh piece of toast or tossed into a breakfast smoothie, you’re going to really love having a jar of this cinnamon spiced almond butter in your kitchen.
And don’t worry about it going bad too quickly – when it’s kept in a sealed jar in the fridge, this almond butter will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks!
Ingredients for simple cinnamon spiced almond butter
The absolute best thing about making this recipe is how few ingredients it requires! This ingredients list is short, sweet, and to the point. Only the essentials are needed here!
Not only is it inexpensive to make your own almond butter, but it’s also not chock-full of preservatives like the store bought stuff. I love this natural recipe!
- Almonds – Raw, unsalted almonds are the best key ingredient for this almond butter recipe.
- Maple syrup – When picking a maple syrup at the store, try to choose one that’s organic and a darker amber. It’s a sweetener for the almond butter so higher quality is definitely better!
- Vanilla extract – Just a dash of this extract gives the almond butter a delicate touch of vanilla notes.
- Cinnamon – If you really want the cinnamon flavor to be more powerful, add 2 teaspoons instead of just 1.
- Salt – Just the tiniest sprinkle of Kosher salt helps develop the other rich flavors in this recipe. Careful not to add too much!
Did you know that almond butter has more fiber, vitamins and minerals than peanut butter?! You need to make this cinnamon spiced almond butter, stat!
Have any extra almonds after whipping up this recipe? Here are some great ways to use them!
Cinnamon Spiced Almond Butter
- 3 cups (429 g) raw unsalted almonds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
- Spread almonds out on lined baking tray. Toast almonds for 13 minutes or until they’ve turned a deeper brown color. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Put almonds into food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the edges every 5 minutes or so. Depending on the power of your food processor/ blender, it could take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to achieve a smooth texture.
- Add maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to almond butter and blend for a few more minutes. When you first blend in these ingredients, the mixture will go clumpy. Keep blending until it eventually goes smooth again.
- Allow to cool, then pour into a jar and store at room temperature for up to two weeks.
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