Never in my entire life would I think that I would be able to top chocolate almond butter. Especially with a flavor combination, that, quite frankly, I haven’t really craved that often or delighted in for most of my adult life.
And then I ate a spoonful of cinnamon sugar almond butter right from the jar. And then I made a piece of toast and spread it on top, and ate that, too.
I was immediately transported back to the rocking chair in the TV room that my mom reupholstered herself, eating four pieces of buttered white toast with cinnamon sugar. The toast would be folded in half and I’d eat the edges first, saving the buttery, cinnamon-y, crunchy middle bite for last. I’d get buttery fingerprints all over the edges of whatever book I was reading while sitting in the sunniest spot in the house, surrounded by plant heaven.
Yeah, I got all that from this almond butter. I seriously closed my eyes the entire time I ate that toast. It was an experience.
You might not get that, um…same exact feeling. But you will think this almond butter is delicious, I promise.
Cinnamon Sugar Almond Butter
- 2 C almonds
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 1/2 T sugar (you can add a whole 2 T if you have a sweet tooth)
Begin by roasting the almonds. I dry roast them on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Just enough time for me to dig out the food processor and set it up.
Speaking of which, I just realized I have been attaching the bottom part wrong since I got it. It worked even better the right way!
Once roasted, you can toss them straight in the food processor with the other ingredients.
Start processing–it’ll take about ten minutes and a few side scrape-downs before you get a nut butter, but be patient! It will happen.
Mine started off like this, and had to be scraped down from the sides quite a few times.
A few minutes later we have this:
Starting to move quickly now, and definitely starting to release some oil:
And voila! Almond butter!
Oh my gosh. If you can refrain from eating this entire jar with a spoon in three days, then you are just a little bit better than me.
It tastes. So. Good.
I never would have thought that cinnamon sugar almond butter would kick the butt of chocolate almond butter, but it did.
The salty-sweet combo is really to die for.
Also, I got bitten in the arm today by a little girl and it did not feel good, though it gave me a very impressive war wound. Working in a school for developmentally disabled children has its ups and downs, but it is definitely improving my reflexes.
Little girl, you will not sink your teeth into my bicep again. Bite me once, shame on you. Bite me twice…shame on me!