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favor-“ette”: an almond butter tip

Update: One of my readers – Beth R. – commented below that she uses her hand mixer (with one beater) to mix the almond butter right in the jar. I had the chance to try it out recently and it works perfectly! Less fuss, mess and clean up! I have the best readers………

Or tahini. Or natural peanut butter.

Sometimes it’s the little things, right?

stir a jar of almond butter

Since Noah was diagnosed with a peanut allergy I’ve turned to almond butter as a substitute whenever possible. And for the most part it works beautifully.

Except I hate having to deal with stirring up a new jar. Seriously – the oil that sits on top begins to splash everywhere as soon as I start stirring, and I’m never able to fully incorporate that rock-solid portion at the bottom of the jar.

stir a jar of almond butter

So. Annoying.

Same with that pesky can of tahini – another ingredient I love to use but hate to deal with.

I was chatting with a friend about this recently, and told her my idea of using my stand mixer to solve this problem. I tried it recently and it WORKED LIKE A CHARM.

All I did was take my rubber spatula and scrape the entire contents of the jar into the bowl of my mixer. I started on low speed till everything was emulsified and then increased the speed to medium.

I poured the now-perfectly-mixed almond butter right back into its jar and popped it in the fridge (I did the same with a new can of tahini).

And I’m delighted to report that – a few weeks later – both are still blended, with no separation.

Hallelujah, I say!

stir a jar of almond butter

Give this a try and let me know what you think – and then go make one of these recipes:

Cherry Pie Larabars
Breakfast Bars
Almond Butter Cup Pretzel Krispies Bars
Popcorn Energy Bites
Chocolate Popcorn Bars
Cake Batter Muddy Buddies
Almond Butter Graham Cracker Truffles
Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
Homemade Hummus

stir a jar of almond butter

9 Comments

  1. Keira on April 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This is a great tip. Had no idea that it would stay emulsified after blending. Thanks!



    • sherisilver on April 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      I don’t know if it stays indefinitely but we go through it pretty quickly anyway and so far it’s been good for at least a few weeks!



  2. Beth R. on April 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    We actually use the hand mixer with one beater! (Just make sure you firmly grasp the jar or contents will go flying….)



    • sherisilver on April 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Okay – I am totally trying that next time – genius!



    • sherisilver on August 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      I finally had the chance to try this tip and it was perfect! I just updated the post to include it; thank you so much! 🙂



  3. Miss Polkadot on August 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    This post is a little older already by now but I thought I’d comment in anyway because I’m sure you’re still stirring many many jars of almond butter. While unfortunately not available where I live I remembered I’d seen another blogger recommend this handy device: https://www.amazon.com/Grandpa-Fashioned-Mess-Free-26-Ounce-3-25-Inch/dp/B01DFN5XXM/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470425819&sr=8-4&keywords=nut+butter+stirrer



    • sherisilver on August 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      I had actually considered this gadget when a friend told me that it’s one of those “too good to be true” items. The main problem being that the lid needs to fit PERFECTLY over the jar for it to work! 🙂



  4. Nadja | Peach + Peony on October 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I love reading your blog! So many great tips and creative recipes. Being a vegan I often find myself joking about how almond butter make up 80& of my diet, and then smile at myself because I know it’s actually (kinda) true. x



    • sherisilver on October 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much! Almond butter is EVERYTHING. 😉



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