Vitamix almond butter is a super-simple recipe 1 ingredient! If you follow these guidelines, it takes about the same amount of time as a smoothie. Blending time and cleanup time are longer, but, if you use pre-roasted nuts, prep time is faster than washing and trimming produce. Blending your own nut butter opens up possibilities for customization: If you use unsalted nuts, you may want to add salt to taste.
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In this batch I used lightly salted roasted almonds. Blend on high until smooth, using the tamper to push ingredients into the blades.
You will hear the motor noise change to a more consistent low-pitched growl once it is ready. If you want a maximally smooth nut butter, after you hear this noise, you can leave the tamper all the way down in the middle and let the motor run for an extra 5—10 seconds.
For the model in the video, maximum speed is set with the dial. If you have a high-low switch on the left of your machine, flip it to high after turning up the speed dial. It is possible to blend less, but you will likely have to periodically stop and use a spatula to scrape down the ingredients from the sides of the container. Water will cause your blend to clump up and not blend to a smooth consistency.
Make sure the container, lid, and tamper are all dry. Also, do not blend with honey or other ingredients that contain water.
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Roasting nuts develops their flavor and makes them easier to blend. The easiest thing to do is to get pre-roasted nuts. If you roast your own, make sure they cool before putting into container, because hot nuts can melt the container.
If you really want to use raw nuts, you can, but you will likely need to add oil. Blend at maximum speed and use the tamper to push ingredients into blades. I focus on pushing each corner of the blend down.
Both of these sounds are normal. I made a video to show how I use the tamper and so you can hear the sounds for yourself see above. Vitamix warns that if you blend thick things like this at lower speeds, you increase the chances of overheating the motor. The first few times you blend something thick with a new Vitamix you will likely smell something that smells like burning.
The motor has a thermal cutoff that will turn it off before it burns out. If you set off the thermal cutoff, you have to wait 30—60 minutes for the motor to cool before you can use it again. Use a long, narrow, and rigid silicone spatula to ease scraping out the container. I like this one , because it matches the contour of the bottom of the container especially for C-Series containers.
At the end of the video , you can see how I scrape out the bottom in a counter-clockwise direction. You can also not worry about scraping it all out, and then blend the remnants into a smoothie , nut milk , frappuccino , soup , or ice cream. To clean the container, blend hot soapy water at maximum speed for longer than you would usually for cleaning the container—about 1 minute.
I usually use a soft soapy sponge to wipe down the upper walls of the container, since the violent vortex from the blades usually only fully cleans the bottom half of the container.
This is because the goal in making nut butter is to turn it into a thick liquid that circulates in the vortex formed by the blades.
The wet blades are designed to form this vortex, which pulls ingredients down into the blades. The dry blades are designed to push ingredients up away from the blades, and they are primarily for making flours. Did you enjoy this post? Enter your email below to receive updates when new posts are published so you never miss new content. Emails are usually not more than once per week. Or follow along on Twitter or Facebook: Mine turned out to be dryer. I have kept it in the frig for a month sometimes longer and it was still good to eat meaning no one got sick from eating it.
This is by no means a recommendation. If you use the container that comes with the Pro , that is the G-Series container I mention in the post, so use 4 cups of nuts. If you want to easily make smaller amounts, you can get a 32 or oz container to use with your machine. Thank you so much! I always look forward to your emails….. I learn so much about my Vitamix from you. I am contemplating buying the dry container to make flour from garbanzo beans.
Have you ever done this in the dry container? I love the video you made regarding the almond butter and the helpful tips. I did not notice if you used the second power switch or not? It looked so easy. And thank you for your comment about the second switch.
You are absolutely right that I did not use it, but I should have clarified that my use was specific to the type of Vitamix in the video. On this type G-Series , you get to maximum speed by just using the dial. The left switch on this type of machine is a pulse switch, not a high-low switch.
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But if you have a C-Series model, like the or similar, then you would turn up the knob, then flip the second switch to high. Where is the series listed? The is a G-Series model.
However, in the video I used a oz container with it. For anyone else wondering about which series a model is, you can check my comparison chart. The important thing here is what container you use. I was hoping that the little pictures of containers next to the recommended volumes would be helpful for figuring out what kind of container you have. My assumption was, roasted means dryer nuts and raw nuts have more oil. Anyway, this explains why my raw nut better turned out to be dryer than your roasted nut butter.
Raw and dry-roasted nuts have the same total amount of oil…. Always learn something useful at your site. Do you have any recommendations on the time and temp for home almond roasting baking in the oven? Sorry, I lost track of this question. The particular conditions of your oven and the state of the nuts may vary, so you need to keep an eye on them and check them periodically. You want them to develop a nice smell and darken a bit. Remember that they will continue roasting a little after you take them out as well.
And make sure to let them cool before putting in the Vitamix. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
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Skip to secondary content. Home Vitamix Recipes Vitamix Model Comparison Shopping Links About Contact. Posted on November 10, by Adam. Ingredients 3 cups roasted almonds If you use unsalted nuts, you may want to add salt to taste. Guidelines for Vitamix nut butter success Make an Appropriate Amount S-Series: If you blend more than these amounts, you increase the risk of overheating the motor. Avoid Moisture Water will cause your blend to clump up and not blend to a smooth consistency.
Use Roasted Nuts Roasting nuts develops their flavor and makes them easier to blend. Blending Technique Blend at maximum speed and use the tamper to push ingredients into blades.
Cleaning out the Container Use a long, narrow, and rigid silicone spatula to ease scraping out the container. Want to share this post? Posted in Blending Tips , Sauces and spreads Tagged almonds permalink.
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