So far I've kept up to my promise[s] to Jason that I would make more healthy snacks when I finished up work, as well as make [more] use of my Themomix. I've made a few great thermomix meals, and now I'm looking into more snacks that I can throw into his lunchbox, rather than chucking in a couple of sugar-syrup-saturated museli bars.
I came across a very simple looking recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (who is a brilliant source for all things rich, decadent and waistline-friendly) which didn't have any weird ingredients (so you can all make it!) except that it contained almond butter.
I have never even tasted almond butter, but how hard could it be? So I popped on Pinterest for a recipe to discover that it was even easier than I thought. It's just: almonds. Roasted almonds and a pinch of salt for good measure. Brilliant!
How to: Make your own Almond Butter
1. Roast roughly 2 cups of raw almonds on a baking tray in the oven for about 15mins on 200C,
until they have that nice roasty flavour and are a bit crisper to taste.
2. Blend in a food processor or Thermomix until it turns to butter. It will start out looking like almond flour/meal but just keep that baby going until it starts getting moist.
3. Throw in a pinch of salt. Keep it going to your desired consistency. I hear this can be about 15 mins in a food processor. The Thermomix took about 2 mins.
Spread on apple slices, banana, bread... spoon into your mouth... Use in recipes. Yum.