There are two things that are absolutely bugging me appropriate now.

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First up, my annoyingly abominable new addiction of turning-on-Dirty-Soap-as-some-background-noise-while-I-do-late-night-work-but-really-just-so-I-have-an-excuse-to-watch-it and again assuming that I don’t apperceive what I’m doing.

Oh but wait. I told you about that like two weeks ago. So… I assumption it isn’t new.

Next up. Fall. It’s catastrophe already! What.the.heck. I feel like it’s been actuality and gone in the blink of an eye.

I adulation all the seasons. I appetite in anniversary of them, adequate cool, warm, hot and cold. Okay, never mind. I never, anytime adore “hot” unless I’m laying abutting to a pool. Accord me some 90 amount calefaction and a acumen that places me outside, and I’ll be your affliction nightmare. Forever. And I’ll accomplish abiding to admonish you of that time you affected me to diaphoresis and diaphoresis for hours beneath the afire sun.

I accept no abstraction why I accept no friends, by the way.

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But seriously. I woke up to a acceptable band of snow on Saturday and alike that was a little too anon for me. I’d appearance you a picture, but I’m abiding that about 87% of your Facebook augment was account afterwards account of addition announcement “omg! it’s snowing!” and a aboveboard attempt of their backyard. Don’t acquaint me it isn’t true.

Remember back there was like, no Facebook?! Back every distinct minute detail of your cousin’s boyfriend’s sister’s cat didn’t appearance up in your newsfeed? And you didn’t accept the appetite to defriend anybody in your timeline? Man, that was the life.


Anyway. Instead of accomplishing article to prolong the adorableness of my admired season, I fabricated almond adulate that tastes like Christmas. Actually, I fabricated peanut adulate that tastes like Christmas. But it was array of gross. Not my thang. Which is huge… because if you accept annihilation about me, you apperceive that I abhor almond butter. I see no acumen why bodies go absurd over it as I accept it tastes like abrasive mud.

But! It tastes appealing adorable back alloyed with a agglomeration of added flavors. Amber and coconut is still my aboriginal choice, but applique is active a abutting second. You should absolutely accomplish some while you carve your pumpkin. Because I said so. And I absolutely won’t acquaint if you like, eat it with a beanery and watch article abject on TV.

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Homemade Maple Applique Almond Butter

makes about 3/4 cup butter, can be calmly doubled

1 cup raw, unsalted accomplished almonds

1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup

2 teaspoons molasses

3/4 – 1 teaspoon arena ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinches of each: salt, arena cloves, nutmeg

if needed: 1/2-1 teaspoon of canola (or flavorless) oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Lay almonds on a baking area in a distinct layer. Buzz for 8-10 minutes, flipping already or twice. Abolish and let air-conditioned for a few minutes.

Add broiled almonds to a aliment processor and alloy until it aloof becomes smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in molasses, maple abstract and spices, again abide to alloy (while abrading the abandon bottomward every so often) until adulate comes calm – about addition 5 minutes. Adulate will be a a thicker and bit sticker than acceptable almond butter. Abundance in the fridge.

Note: if needed, alloy in a teaspoon or beneath of banal oil to advice the adulate appear together.

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Happy Halloweener!