Almond butter is a great alternative to peanut butter for those of you with peanut allergies, or for those who just want to switch up their pålegg from time to time. I like to eat almond butter on toast or use it in recipes to add a boost of healthy fats to a meal.
I grew fond of almond butter during my time as a vegetarian, but fell out of love with it big time when I moved to Norway because of how expensive it can be to buy pre-made. I’m not the cheapest person on earth, but paying in excess of 50NOK (about $10) for 200 grams of the stuff is highway robbery if I’ve ever seen it.
Here is my healthy and budget friendly alternative to try instead of the expensive stuff. Be sure you use raw almonds and the best quality neutral oil you can find. I tend to buy my almonds in bulk around the holidays then freeze and defrost them as needed to keep them fresh or buy them online from iHerb. Raw almonds can also be bought year-round in most ethnic stores in Stavanger.
- 6.5dl (3 cups) raw almonds
- 3 tablespoons neutral oil (sunflower, vegetable or rapeseed)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse on high until well blended and combined.