favor-“ette”: an almond butter tip

April 12th, 2016

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

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