One of my favourite things for breakfast is any kind of nut butter. I have always loved peanut butter and when I tried other not so common nut butters I was completely sold. I used to spend a lot of money on these because they sure do cost. Then one day I decided to try to make my own. I think my first try was with almonds and it turned out great. You can use any combination of nuts. My favourite one is almonds and hazelnuts. Together with some sea salt its like a match made in heaven. The most important thing of all is that it is so easy to make and that it is healthy! The texture will come out a bit more creamy than peanut butter. More like tahini if you are familiar with that. We eat it mostly with bread but it is also really great with fruit. Iris like it with banana and sometimes I use it to make sauces or dressings.
When you make it you need to roast the nuts in the oven. You roast them on quite low heat so they will be thoroughly roasted. If you use higher heat they might be burned on the surface and raw on the inside. An other good thing is that all healthy minerals like phosphorus, iron and calcium doesn’t disappear during the roasting. Nuts in general are a very good source of minerals. When I was pregnant I was eating a lot of this! Many people don’t know how to get calcium if they don’t eat dairy products. Well, this is one way of getting it.
Creamy Hazelnut and Almond Butter with Sea Salt
- 200 g almonds
- 200 g hazelnuts
- Sea salt