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    Has anyone been successful grinding almonds into almond meal using the smaller chopping container that comes with the Ninja? I have $7.99 worth of almonds and my food processor is in storage.

  • #2
    Answering my own question.

    While waiting for an answer I decided to give it a try. The Ninja, using the smaller bowl that is for chicken or tuna salad, and salsa etc., ground the almonds into perfect meal. We had to stop and scrape the bowl every once in awhile because the meal/flour tends to pack. We didn't fill the work bowl more than about 1/3 full of almonds each time. It worked beautifully. My granddaughter even tried making some almond butter. It worked but was very dense. I suggested she add some light olive oil and that helped "loosen it" up a bit. Is there a recipe for almond butter somewhere on the forum?
    Last edited by Rosemary 231; 06-12-2011, 06:59 PM. Reason: Clarity

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    • #3
      There are lots of recipes for nut butters on the web. If you google it, several will come up I'm sure. I've made them at home with my food processor, it just takes a LONG time to get it smooth and creamy!

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      • #4
        I have that little Ninja and LOVE it! I haven't done any "nutty stuff" in mine yet, though. Maybe I'll have to try it after seeing how well it worked for you!

        When I initially saw the title of the thread I thought maybe you were sharing a recipe containing almond meal that is enjoyed by ninjas. Lol!
        Last edited by GoJenGo; 06-13-2011, 03:13 PM. Reason: whoops
        Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

        - Robert Louis Stevenson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GoJenGo View Post
          I have that little Ninja and LOVE it! I haven't done any nutty stuff in mine yet, though. Maybe I'll have to try it after seeing how well it worked for you!

          When I initially saw the title of the thread I thought maybe you were sharing a recipe containing almond meal that is enjoyed by ninjas. Lol!
          Ha! Ha! No just me in the early morning when I take 2 Excedrin. I make Rivvin's Angry Bread but put it in little daubs in the waffle iron. They come out a little more dense and the size is just enough to cushion 2 pills.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
            Ha! Ha! No just me in the early morning when I take 2 Excedrin. I make Rivvin's Angry Bread but put it in little daubs in the waffle iron. They come out a little more dense and the size is just enough to cushion 2 pills.
            Have you used your Ninja much? I'm getting ready to make several DIY salad dressings, so mine will be working overtime soon. Have you found anything that it HASN'T been able to do for you that a large food processor could? I haven't been able to use mine anywhere near as much as I would like to, so I haven't been able to test its limitations.
            Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

            - Robert Louis Stevenson

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            • #7
              Mostly we've tried things like making "snow" and shakes, stuff like that. My daughter did chop up the ingredients for chicken salad and she was quite satisfied. I hadn't thought of salad dressings. I've been buying the Walden Farms brand especially since they sell it at my local market. No carbs or sugar. I didn't see any soybean oil in it either. For the 4 of us all trying to get out of the house in the morning its just easier to grab the bottle of dressing. They have several varieties plus a pretty good barbecue sauce.

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              • #8
                The ninja also makes almond butter. Had you continued meal-ing up your almonds, and drizzled in some EVCO, you would soon have really yummy almond butter!

                I love my ninja & use it daily
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  Actually in the process of making Rivvin's bread my granddaughter tried making almond butter. I don't think she ran the Ninja long enough. The butter came out quite dense and grainy. I told her to add some olive oil. (didn't have coconut oil) That seemed to help some. My Ninja instructions say you should pulse it and not run it steady for more than 20 seconds. I plan on giving the almond butter another try.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah I pulse mine... but mine are longer pulses after a bit

                    once you get to the almond flour stage, you have to start scraping down the sides... really often
                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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