I'm a big fan of nut butter of any sort, so when I saw that Kath of Kath Eats Real Food was sampling some vanilla almond butter that a company had sent her, I knew it was something I had to try and make. And I did, and it was okay. So I tried again, and this time: score!
It's good on rice cakes, apples, in cereal, or by itself. I may even try roasting the almonds slightly and adding a bit of agave as well.
Vanilla Almond Butter (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 (+/-) tablespoons mild tasting oil (I used light olive oil)
Place all ingredients into a Vitamix, blender or food processor and process until smooth.
*To make an almond butter crunchy I will usually reserve a bit of the whole almond and add it in at the end until lightly chopped.