Todays post is for a yummy almond and cashew nut butter. Continuing with my theme of making eating real food cost effective, I decided to make my own nut butter. While good quality peanut butter is a little pricey, but not totally crazy (we buy the 100% Nuts brand), good quality almond butter is around $10 a jar, at least! The kids love almond butter, and enjoy snacking on almond butter on rice crackers, almond butter on celery, or apple 'donuts' with almond butter (remove the core from a whole apple then slice it across ways to create 'donuts' then spread with almond butter - delicious!!)
I was going to make just plain almond butter, but looking in the pantry I had loads of cashew nuts too so decided to make a blend. So delicious! Needless to say it didn't last long, but to be fair I didn't make a huge amount as it was an experiment and I didn't want to waste the nuts if it didn't work out. But work out it did, so next time it'll be double the quantity!