Almond Butter Sauce, aka ABU

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 stevia packet
  • Directions:
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Use as a dip, a spread, or a topping.

      Mmm…ABU on steamed broccoli:


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      Kyle June 27, 2009 at 7:17 pm

      I don’t know if this is sane, but I took this and added Barbecue sauce….I could die right now. DIE. Broccoli, almond butter AND barbecue sauce? Amazing.


      Katie November 11, 2009 at 4:22 pm

      I accidentally added twice the amount of almond milk to my latest batch of ABU, and to fix it, added pumpkin puree. FANTASTIC. I have no idea what to call it, but I ate it over roasted broccoli and kabocha squash for breakfast. A very HEAB start to my day!


      Heather Eats Almond Butter November 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

      Katie, I know what to call it – FREAKING BRILLIANT, or how about A-Bumpkin-U? Glad I made an appearance at your breakfast table. ;) P.S. I love that you eat roasted broccoli for breakfast – a girl after my own heart!


      C November 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm

      Looks delish! What does the ‘U’ stand for??


      Heather Eats Almond Butter November 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

      C, Another blogger created PBU using peanut butter, and I think it’s the name is a play on the low-fat powdered peanut butter called PB2: It’s like “PB2 for you”. Hence PBU…hence my creation, ABU.


      sarah March 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      oh I thought PBU was for Peanut Butter University. I was thinking I’d like a sweatshirt with that on it.


      momof2 June 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

      P.S. I love that you eat roasted broccoli for breakfast – a girl after my own heart!
      my son has been changing his eating habits (he is 21)
      stopped drinking pop and has drank water for over 2 weeks, something he has never done in his life ! has lost 5 lbs so far, no exercise even

      he often eats boiled Broc. for breakfast, with grilled salmon ;)


      Heather Eats Almond Butter June 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Momof2, So glad to hear – pop to water will make a huge difference, and sometimes, broccoli is all you need. :)


      Lori October 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      I have a question. For the Almond butter (or any nut for that matter) made in the VitaMix, do you use the wet container or the dry container? I looked at the proce of almond butter in the store yesterday and at $6 a small jar, I decided to try making my own. I have a VitaMix (thanks mom and dad) and I have some raw and roasted\salted almonds. I thought about rinsing the salt off the roasted almonds and re-toasting them in the oven for a few min to dry them off (am I crazy? not sure…)just looking for an almond butter recipe to try and a detailed procedure to follow. Thanks!!!


      HEAB October 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm


      I’ve used my wet blade to make almond butter. However, I usually use my food processor instead:

      I find the whole process to be much easier in the food processor. However, if you don’t have one, the Vita-Mix will work – you just need to make smaller batches. Also, I’ve found that raw almonds don’t work in the Vita, unless you add a bit of oil. I always used coconut. If you want to make an unsalted version, I would rinse the salt and allow the almonds to air dry – or put them on a baking sheet out in the sun as I fear that if you roast them again, your almond butter might come out tasting burnt…trust me, I’ve been there. :)

      Hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any other questions.


      Ashley Glenn December 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      Yum!! I was trying to also check out Emily’s blog, but it said I had to be invited! :(


      HEAB December 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

      Hey Ashley, yes, the ABU is so good. Thanks for the reminder as I haven’t made it in so long. I don’t think Emily is no longer blogging, but her PBU was basically the ABU recipe made with peanut butter. :)


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