Homemade almond butter is a healthier tastier and cheaper way to consume almond butter. The best part of this recipe is that you will only need one ingredient, almonds!
This recipe doesn’t require any added oils, salts, or spices. The almond releases its natural oils. The best part about making homemade almond butter is that homemade almond butter costs a fraction of the price of supermarket butter!
Why this recipe works
- Made with one ingredient!
- Takes 10 minutes to make!
- Cheaper than store-bought!
- Easy to make your own by adding salt and spices!
Food processor- if you don’t own a high-speed blender, don’t worry! You can use your food processor, it will probably take a bit longer to blend, but you can get the same result without needing to buy an expensive blender.
How to roast almonds
The almond roasting process is super quick and easy, all you need to do is to preheat an oven to 190c (375f), spread an even layer of the raw almonds on a baking sheet, and bake the almonds for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Then let the almonds cool to room temperature for about 5-10 minutes.
The roasting process releases the natural oil of the almonds and makes the process of blending way faster and easier.
Make it in a Vitamix
Making homemade almond butter with raw almonds
If you’re using raw almonds for this recipe, as we prefer as well, you will need to follow two steps:
Let the almonds cool to room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
If you’re using a food processor, secure the lid then let it process for 5 minutes.
Scrape down the sides and continue to process until you get the right consistency, be patient!
If you want creamier butter, the process is longer until you get the right texture.
When the butter is ready, let it cool for 5 minutes and transfer it into a jar.
This nut butter will last for up to 2 months stored in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 6 months stored in an airtight freezer-friendly container.
It can take a long time for your nut butter to come together, the only solution is to be patient.
You will have to take breaks between each blend so you won’t burn your food processor. The key to this recipe is to be patient, you will see results and you will get creamy butter.
If you like creamier butter, simply process it for longer until you get the right consistency.
After making the butter, let it cool completely to room temperature. Then place it in an airtight container like a glass jar. Store it in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Transfer the nut butter into an airtight freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.
Salt- add some salt to your liking if you like salty almond butter!
Crunchy- add ½ cup of chopped almonds to create crunchy almond butter.
Our favorite way to serve almond butter is to spread it on whole-grain toast and spread a little bit of honey on top. Sometimes we like to add sliced bananas to our toast.
Another way to serve this nut butter is as a dip! Cut a few apples, or veggies and dip them in the almond butter for a delicious healthy snack!
Almond butter benefits
Almond butter contains many healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin E, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats that help to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. It also contains calcium, which helps with bone health, and good appetite control, and is good for your skin.
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Homemade Almond Butter
- 3 cups Almonds
- Preheat an oven to 180c (350f) and prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread the almonds evenly over the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes stirring halfway through.
- Let the almonds cool to room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
- Transfer the almonds to a blender or a food processor, secure the lid and start blending at high speed.
- If you’re using a blender, Insert the tamper through the lid and push down the almonds until you get a smooth consistency.
- If you’re using a food processor, secure the lid then let it process for 5 minutes.
- Scrape down the sides and continue to process until you get the right consistency, be patient!
- If you want a creamier almond butter, the process for longer until you get the right texture.
- When the almond butter is ready, let it cool for 10-15 minutes and transfer it into a jar, place it in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.