sea salt honey almond butter.
It’s kind of an unhealthy obsession, this eating well on a budget thing.
Sometimes I think I’m going a little overboard, calculating my running totals as I go through the grocery stores…finding myself totally ecstatic when I find some great deal on, I don’t know, oats…or stretching us through a day or two just to make it to the best day of the week to get the most deals. Sorry, Andrew, if you’re still hungry you can have a bowl of frozen peas or some canned tuna.
But today I’m thrilled to share with you a do-it-yourself recipe that is both functional and totally fabulous! One that you and your kids will absolutely adore, and that’s so simple to make!
2. Sea Salt.
Did I just blow your mind?
Have a food processor?
Great, throw in your almonds and turn that puppy on until the almonds release their oils and start to form a ball.
Toss in some sea salt and honey, then turn the processor back on to finish off the butter.
And the cost savings! Most jars of equal amount are between $5-6, compared to $3.90 for ours!
Think you’ll give it a try?! Let me know!
Sea Salt Honey Almond Butter
(Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod’s Recipe on Tasty Kitchen – Makes approx. 1 1/4 cups)
2 cups roasted, unsalted almonds
1 teaspoon sea salt
1-2 tablespoons honey
Place almonds in a food processor. Turn processor on until the almonds release their oils and start to form a ball. Turn off the processor and add sea salt and honey, to taste. I started with 1 tablespoon honey and liked that amount, but you may want yours a little sweeter. Turn processor back on and finish mixing.
Scrape almond butter into a jar, seal with a lid and store in the fridge* until you’re ready to enjoy!
We love ours on toast, sandwiches, rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla with some honey, on top of bananas, apples, or yogurt OR just straight out of the jar.
*Note: Several readers have commented (and I experienced as well) that the almond butter became a little dry and hard to spread after bring refrigerated overnight. I recommend either leaving it at room temperature in a sealed jar or adding a little extra oil to the butter while processing it.
TOTAL: $3.90 or about $.19 per tablespoon serving.
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
58 calories per tablespoon
5 grams of fat
2 grams protein
1 gram fiber
Mosey on over to Facebook and let me know what you think or send me a pic if you tried it!