Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blendtec - Recipe - Almond butter with Apples Raw Menu

Almond/Apple Butter Recipe

Recently, I purchased the Twister Jar from Blendtec and immediately began experimenting with new recipes.  I tried a few but thus far this is my favorite nut and fruit recipe which blends very well and makes a very tasty snack, desert, or filling for a sandwich or pita wrap.

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds - unsalted 
  • 1 Gala or other juicy apple (pealed and cut into pieces) - I am sure the Blendtec would work with a whole apple but I decided to cut it into pieces. 
  • pinch of sea salt or similar
  • splash of stevia (what is a splash?)  Just enough to enhance the flavor of the apple but you can skip this or modify to your taste.

Add the almonds to the bottom of the jar and add the cut apple to the top.  Sprinkle the salt and stevia.  Turn on the Blendtec then increase it to seven by selecting the up arrow on the left.  Twist the lid and you will immediately see the almonds and apples blend together into an amazing tasting nut/fruit butter. Blend util the butter is at a desired consistency and immediately begin eating. I cannot guarantee that the first batch will make it outside the jar before it is ate.  However, if it is all gone before serving to others, make another batch.  It cost very minimal compared to the nutritional value.  I tried a few different combinations and 1/2 cup seems to work best with one apple.  Any more and it is very thick and any less it is too runny. We enjoyed it immediately out of the jar warm and I had to make another batch to utilize for pita wraps later in the day.

I plan to continue my experiments with other nut and fruit combinations.

Why did I decide to make my own when I can purchase a jar of almond butter at the grocery store for $7-15?  Too often I get bored with the nut butter before it hardens into a brick.  Yes, I know that I can add some oil or other items to loosen the butter but this has a great taste and it cost pennies to make.  I do understand that it will require many jars of nut butter to make up the cost of this new jar but making it fresh add something to the taste. :D

Below is a video from Blendtec's site.

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