Making Almond Flour and Almond Butter (Soaked/Sprouted)

Hi welcome to brain food TV I'm Angela Taylor author of the brain food cookbook and today we are making almond flour so you'll want to start with some quality almonds I get mine through the internet through the mail from a place called organic pastures and I get a 25 pound box sent to me to save money and the thing that's wonderful about these is they're truly raw they are California almonds which I prefer the taste of and they are not pasteurized so then you're going to take your almonds and you're going to put some filtered water in a jar then you're going to add a little bit of sea salt so this is about a half teaspoon here and then I like to just put the lid on and give it a good shake to dissolve the salt I'm going to set the phone down for a sec here so that I can put the lid on the good shake next we're going to put in the almonds usually as I'm doing this I see uh oh the water is about to overflow so I like to do this like in the sink so keep going here alright that looks pretty good these are going to expand so what I like to do is I like to put a sprouting lid on and the sprouting lid came from Spratt I like they're sprouting lids then you just screw the sprouting lid on all right I've set the phone down for a sec okay so you just screw the sprouting lid on you can see we've left a little room because they're going to expand and you just set those in the sink and you allow them to soak overnight so then let's pretend like it's the next morning and we've got our nuts and there they will be all sprouted and expanded so that they like fill the jar completely and put their wet so we're going to dump all the water out and then we're going to rinse them out several times until the water runs completely clear so anyway you'll do this several times until the water runs completely clear and then I like to allow them to sprout for several hours well the easiest way to do that is just to dump them completely over so that all the water comes out and then you'll set them here in a dish drainer and just let them sprout for several hours and with almonds you're not going to get a big sprout coming out of the end you're just going to get a little white like nub like a little white nib kind of coming out of the end so you can expect your almonds to just have like a little tiny white point on the end mm-hmm so they're going to look just kind of like you're just going to see like a little just a little white point coming out of the end that's all you can really expect to see for sprouting they're not going to have anything big and green coming out so really just you know let them go for several hours until you see that they all look kind of like this and then they're done and then you're just going to put them on a dehydrator screen and if you desire to keep your end product raw like if you're going to make like a nice raw almond butter or some sort of raw dessert or something then you would be hydrated 115 degrees for three to four days takes a long time to dry almonds but if you're just going to bake with it and make almond flour then I would go with the hot air out and dry and faster so anyway after you have them all nice and dehydrated you are ready to go on to the next final step which is making almond flour and almond butter so my favorite machine that I've been using lately to make my almond flour is my omega juicer and I just put in the black plate which is this one here this is this is the blank own so you put that I have two of these so I have one in already so there's my blank on in there and you'll just turn it on and if you want almond flour you do one pass in but if you want almond butter you're going to do more like seven passes you have to dump it through seven times to get almond butter but anyway so for almond flour you just turn it on I like to put a big bowl underneath because the only flower kind of flies everywhere and it's important only drop a few almonds in at a time because otherwise the machine will jam so there's that if I want an almond butter I would just take the contents of this bowl and I would dump it in here like six more times and then I would at the end I would end up with almond butter but I went online flower today so I'm going to stop I'll just show you a couple of alternative ways well 1 i'll turn it away to make almond flour um well some people will do it in their blender I don't if they have like a Vitamix they'll do it that way or this works pretty well to the Wonder mill this is the one with the hand crank alrighty so so it is it is not an electric mil per se this is the electric version of the Wonder mill and while it is a wonderful product you cannot put nuts through it you will mess it up so do not use your electric flour mill for grinding up nuts but if you want to make almond flour in this thing I would say don't use the hand crank because it's just too slow i would say use the electric drill attachment and I've got to set up on the counter so I'm just going to show you really quickly what where you would put that electric drill attachment so here it is it's just bolted to the counter and the flour will come out here and the nuts go in the hopper up here and so if you had an electric drill you would need the special drill bit attachment which is like a just a big metal thing that goes here that fits into your drill bill drill bit holder and then um you would just stick the electric drill on the end here and dump the nuts in and crank away and that is really the only way that I would advise you to do anything with nuts in this because otherwise it is just too slow so anyway that's it for today thank you for watching brain food TV and have a great day
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