notice a few changes?
Shall we start with the most obvious? I moved my blog from blogger to wordpress for a number of reasons I won’t bore you with 😉 But anyway, from now on, Not Your Average Toaster is Hungry Ami and can be found here at https://hungryami.wordpress.com/ I found my old name a little too long and also (hopefully!) temporary. Although only baking from a toaster oven has been quite adventurous, I’m really hoping it’s not a permanent way of life for me, but I will always be a hungry ami 🙂
I also plan to start blogging more about my half marathon training- yep, that’s right- half marathon 🙂 Look back later this week for an overview.
I’m also finished my exams 🙂 So while I still have some papers to write (their system is different over here- vacation means paper writing time, not vacation time, but oh well) I have much more time to concentrate on my blog (and half marathon training).
Finally, the real hungry ami is moving soon, too! I gave my notice awhile back and now have time to actually look for a new apartment- maybe even one with an oven and a better lighting situation for pictures! (a girl can hope, right?)
Some things won’t change though- the recipes are gonna keep on coming. Like this one! Actually, it’s more of an anti-recipe because it only involves one ingredient. I have seen people make this before but had never made it until a) the almond butter I brought with me is gone and b) the almond butter here is super expensive- so I gave it a try and plan to make it over and over again 🙂
Homemade Almond Butter
In just a few simple steps, you can go from whole almonds to delicious, creamy almond butter. All you need is almonds, an oven (or toaster oven), and a food processor (a blender might work, I’ve never tried).
Step 1 (optional) Layer almonds on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Don’t burn- that will result in very bitter almond butter. Allow to cool.
Step 2: Add the roasted almonds (or raw if you skip step 1) to your food processor and puree.
You’ll get to something resembling flour- keep going!
It’s starting to come together- at this point, you might have to start scraping down the sides. Keep going!
And going (and scraping)! Just when you think your food processor might die, you get almond butter! I blended for about 9 minutes, but it might take less time in a normal food processor (mine’s mini). Just experiment until you get to this:
It should be nice and drippy- yum 🙂
Now eat with an apple, banana, carrots oatmeal, or use in your favorite recipes (like my nutella cookies). Or store in a jar and save for later.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂