|Adorable peanut (and pattern!) found here|
Cute, isn't it?
NOT IF YOU ARE AN EIGHT YEAR OLD WITH A PEANUT ALLERGY! To #2, not only are actual peanuts bad, anything that looks like, or even has a picture of a peanut is VERY BAD.
I've seen her burst into (fake) tears when confronted with a toy (also fake) jar of peanut butter, and freak out when she sees a picture of nuts in the newspaper.
Oh, yeah, lucky kid is also allergic to tree nuts. Yaaaaay.
To that end, I was experimenting with making my own almond butter (the one nut she is not allergic to!), mostly because the soy butter she's been using is FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Seriously, $4 for a 15 oz jar is...well, nuts!
So, here is my recipe for almond butter:
1/2 cups raw almonds
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp-ish honey
blend the bejeebus out of it
|Mine totally looked this good...I swear.|
*I had pictures, but they seem to have been lost in the latest laptop upgrade...so I "borrowed" this one so you could see what it's supposed to look like.
**Edited to add: #2 has just gone through another round of allergy testing, guess what she's allergic to now? ALMONDS. Sigh. Looks like I'll be eating most of a jar of almond butter. At least it's tasty!