After an absolutely amazing morning with some really extraordinary friends and a workout….ahem….deep water pool run…I decided to come home today and make a comfort food. For me, this is always a favorite, and mixing in some sweet spices was just the icing on the cake. This is a way to get a little sweet treat alongside a little protein.
Roasted Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter
2 Cups of raw almonds roasted
1 Vanilla Bean, sliced and scraped
1 tsp of unrefined sugar I used organic cane sugar
1/2 tsp course sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon (you can add more to taste. I like just a hint)
Preheat oven to 350 and spread almonds on cookie sheet making sure they aren’t overlapping. Roast them for 10-12 minutes.
Remove and allow nuts to cool. They will heat up in the processor, so I allow them to cool about 30 minutes.
Place almonds into food processor and process until a smooth butter starts to form. (This could take 10-15 minutes depending on your processor)
Add in sugar (optional) vanilla bean, sea salt and cinnamon. Process until butter is smooth and creamy.
*Store in an airtight container.