This week’s Meatless Monday From A-Z’s ingredient was incredibly open ended: nuts. I happen to love nuts (as ridiculous as that may sound) and add them to everything- breads, salads, whilst roasting protein- seriously everything. However, one of my favorite ways to eat them is by smothering them onto other things, aka toast. So I thought I would share an autumn twist on the traditional almond butter recipe!
– 1 Cup Almonds
– 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
– ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
– ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Scatter almonds on a cookie sheet and toast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
3. Place toasted almonds in a food processor and grind until very fine.
You can easily keep this recipe raw by using raw almonds instead of toasted ones, however I prefer the flavor of a toasted almond butter! Its always fun to experiment!
What is your favorite way to enjoy nuts? Let me know in the comments below!