For months I was roasting and skinning hazelnuts to keep a constant supply of Homemade Nutella in my house. Scarlett had become addicted to Peanut Butter-Nutella Sandwiches during our diet change. And who was I to stop such a beneficial love affair??
But to be quite honest, I got really sick and tired of the preparation process for skinned hazelnuts. Roasting and skinning, roasting and skinning, roasting and skinning… just about every 2 weeks like clock-work. If you’ve ever done the task yourself, I’m sure you know how tedious slash disastrously messy the whole thing is.
And I know that you can buy blanched hazelnuts online. But buying skinned hazelnuts at a local store was so much cheaper for me… and when your diet consists entirely of health food, you look where ever you can to save a little money. Even if it calls for some extra work.
So my solution? Chocolate ALMOND butter!!
You don’t need to skin the almonds. Just throw them in, turn on the food processor, and let them do their thing. Granted, almonds do take FOREVER to break down into butter… but at least I don’t have to peel the skin off of them and pick up all the debris.
And my daughter hasn’t said a word to me about the difference in taste. She is just as happy as she was before. And with a little extra time on my hands, I’m a little bit happier myself [click to continue…]