Back in the day, I was really anti-appliance. I still have some amount of guilt when I use my blender or food processor 4-5 times a day. It's for my health though! Right? Ah. This debate is for a different day. I'm conflicted.
So, we had an old recycled, re-used way to many times espresso machine for a few years. And no other appliances. No Juicer, blender or food processor; all of which we now have, now minus the espresso machine. We use a glass french press for coffee now, but have 2 largish appliances. I'm glad we still don't have a mixer, toaster oven, toaster, coffee machine etc. etc. But sometimes, when all three of our appliances are on the counter, I feel gluttonous and ridiculous. Healthy eating can be as simple as and apple and nut/seed butter! Oh yeah, the recipe!
It's this easy:
Plug in your food processor.
Pour in some nuts (or seeds).
Process, scraping fairly often (this will be ultra loud at first).
And you have your own, homemade, rebel butter.
Fun Add Ins: Honey, Cinnamon, Maple, Cocoa powder, dried fruit..salt as needed..
Here is a photo log of Almond-Pumpkin Butter so you can see what you are looking for:
|After 1-2 Minutes|
|Close Up-see lil chunks|
|After another 1-2 minutes|
|Starting to release oils after another 2 minutes|
|Another 3 minutes|
|Another 3 minutes..|
From this point you can add a handful of whatever nut you are using and pulse it in for 'chunky.'
Or, add in whatever flavor/spices/salt you want.
From here I added in a small handful of pumpkin seeds and a touch of salt.
here and here.
Although, I believe raw peanuts may be a no-no.
So easy! Oh yeah, and healthy, protein packed too.
What is your favorite rebel homemade food?
Do you have any crazy delicious combination ideas?