By now, you know how easy it can be to make your very own peanut, almond, cashew, or any other nut butter you can dream up in the comfort of your kitchen. But if you’ve been settling for just the bare minimum plain old variety, you’ll definitely want to change your habits. Just as you can buy a container flavored with cinnamon, dark chocolate, or maple syrup the combinations you can create at home are equally endless. Here are eight flavored nut butters you’ll want to spread on crackers, waffles, muffins, and just about anything you can get your hands on.
1. Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter
Anyone with fond memories of cinnamon raisin toast will certainly want to try this spread out on bread. The original recipe from Tasty Kitchen does not call for salt, but you may find that your almond butter needs this. Preform taste tests as you are blending to ensure that your almond butter has the right cinnamon-vanilla-salt ratio.
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/4 cups raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread almonds on a 9 x 13 baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes or so. Place roasted almonds in a food processor and process for 10 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides. Add remaining ingredients and begin processing again. Process until smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides. About 3-5 more minutes.