It's smooth, sweet, and a really fun way to switch up your snacks! Almonds have vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium. They're a good source of protein and fiber and have a high monounsaturated fat content (the healthy kind of fat!), so they're a great thing to add to your diet. Adding cinnamon to foods can help regulate blood sugar, reduce LDL cholesterol levels, and can even reduce pain linked to arthritis. It's good for you...and it's delicious!
2 cups roasted, salted (or unsalted) almonds
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Makes about 1 cup of almond butter
1 Tablespoon = 75 calories
Place almonds in a food processor. (I used a small food processor, so you could double this in a large one easily.) Start processing. At first, almonds will crumble. Then they'll start to stick together, so you'll need to pause and scrape down the sides as needed. The almonds will become thicker and thicker (continue scraping as needed) until all of a sudden they'll turn a corner and start to look more like butter!
Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Just be careful - even though there are lots of health benefits to the foods used to make this treat, it's also high in calories. Use a tablespoon to measure!
Enjoy with some apple slices, on a banana, or a bagel thin!