Packing Procrastination Pumpkin Almond Butter

by on October 7, 2013

Oh the joy of moving…

I tried my best not to get distracted while packing this weekend but my food processor was sitting in the pantry begging to be used and I couldn’t resist making something.

I ended up with a jar of Pumpkin Almond Butter. No big deal.

Pumpkin Chia Almond Butter

Luckily it was a quick recipe that didn’t require too much prep or clean up. I was able to get back to the task at hand (packing our entire house into boxes) pretty soon after making the butter (and posting it to Instagram / Facebook). Several people quickly guessed that it was a pumpkin butter or nut butter. You guys are good!

Pumpkin Almond Butter

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pumpkin Almond Butter
 
This butter can be made with or without chia seeds. I added them for the nutritional benefits but they don't add any flavor so if you don't have them or don't want the texture of chia in your nut butter, leave them out. Also, if you don't have liquid stevia, simply add more maple syrup. I'd probably use 2-3 Tablespoons if I didn't add the stevia, but the amount will depend on how sweet you want the butter.
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsalted, roasted almonds
  • ⅔ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 drops liquid stevia (I used vanilla)
Instructions
  1. Place almonds in a large food processor and process until they turn into almond butter, turning off the processor and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. This will take between 12-15 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth, another 5 minutes or so. If you want the butter to be even smoother, you can add a little oil. I didn't think this was necessary.
  3. Place pumpkin almond butter into a storage container and store in the fridge for up to one week.

For the record, it tastes amazing on oatmeal.

Pumpkin Almond Butter Oats

And I’m sure it would be a delicious dip for apples or pears, a lovely spread for toast, waffles and pancakes and I know for a fact it tastes good in cookies. Hint hint – there will be a cookie recipe involving this almond butter coming soon. You didn’t think I could go a full weekend without baking some sort of treat, did you?

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Linz @ Itz Linz October 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

PERFECT for fall!! i love all flavors of almond butter and pumpkin is just spot on!!

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen October 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

YUM! I was hoping you would post the recipe!

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Sophie @ life's philosophie October 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

ahh yum! That looks so tasty! Especially in oatmeal!!

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Brandy October 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

LOVE this recipe! I am on such a serious pumpkin kick right now, and I’m a huge almond butter addict. I’ve been making pumpkin smoothies with almond butter, but I could see this being an even better addition!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl October 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I seriously cannot wait to try this!! I am pretty certain this just HAS to be amazing!

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Daisy October 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for sharing!!! This looks fabulous!!!!!

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Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon October 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Holy geez! I do my best to avoid having to make almond butter because I can’t stand running my obnoxiously loud food processor that long:(, but I must say, this recipe has got me willing to leave it out in the garage while it is running:) YUM! I think this would be so amazing! Plus, it’s perfect for fall, and so frugal too! Good luck moving. I know about the procrastination monster all too well. For some reason, when I don’t want to do something work related, I seem to think of about a million things I want to make in the kitchen:)

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Lisa October 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Looks so good! So funny you posted this, because I literally just made some pumpkin walnut butter like 4 hours ago and it is SO good! I love the addition of pumpkin to the nut butter. Next I’ll have to try the almond version!

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Brittany Mullins October 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Good minds think alike! I have a ton of walnuts right now so I’ll have to try a pumpkin walnut butter too. :)

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Jeanette October 8, 2013 at 1:52 am

That looks amazing – can’t wait to try it! Best of luck with your move! :)

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Georgia October 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Yummm this looks delicious and perfect timing now that Trader Joe’s is carrying their canned organic pumpkin :)

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CourtStar @ StarSystemz October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

LOVE love LOVE this idea! Two of the blog worlds favorite foods UNITE! I love this I can not wait to try this out ;) Lots of love your way for creating this NATURAL DELISH FUEL! Love + Shine CourtStar

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elle | nutritionella October 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

Procrastination is the mother of invention? This looks awesome! I haven’t been able to find almond butter forever so this recipe might just have to happen! Good luck with the rest of your packing!

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mike October 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

Well, consider me informed because I never knew that this existed before today. Looks delicious :)

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Anna @ Fitness à la Anna October 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I have some leftover pumpkin waiting to be used in my fridge…I think I just found the perfect recipe ;) thanks for sharing!

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Alex October 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Oh yes, Oatmeal and pumpkin almond butter – now we’re talking :)

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Cass October 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

I just made this for my am oatmeal. It’s amazing! Can’t wait to taste it in oatmeal. Really can’t wait fair the cookie recipe with this butter in it!

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Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living October 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I would love to try this recipe out. But what if we don’t have a food processor–what else could we use?

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Lauren October 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

This looks incredible – and it fits perfectly with my current pumpkin obsession! I have to try it.

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Zoe @ Chocolate Covered Chia October 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

This looks so good! Such an awesome recipe :)

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Debbie @Healthy, Happy, Fit and Fine October 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Pumpkin and almond, what a great combination. It just screams fall!

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Lori @ www.ffglobetrotter October 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Yum! Almonds & pumpkin…sounds amazing!

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Luv What You Do October 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I love homemade almond butter and adding pumpkin is a GREAT idea!

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Lori November 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Just made this and it was wonderful! I’ll be topping my overnight oats with it in the morning. Thanks for the recipe!

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