This easy recipe for homemade almond butter is simple. Learn how to make creamy and healthy almond butter in a food processor or blender with no oil required. Perfect for whole30, keto, vegan, and gluten-free eaters alike!
Making homemade almond butter is easy. Like the kind of if you only have 15 minutes then you can make it kind of easy. This recipe calls for either a food processor or a high speed blender like a Vitamix, but either will work perfectly.
Homemade nut butter, like almond butter, is a staple to have in your fridge at all times. It’s an easy DIY recipe with only one ingredient that will guarantee that you will never buy store bought almond butter again.
We eat it every single day in our house, and I’ve always just bought it on my grocery hauls, but let me tell you something…homemade tastes SO much better! Plus you are the one who gets to control what is in it. Most store-bought brands are loaded with oils and sugars to keep them shelf stable.
Once you make it, the butter is not only great in recipes but also perfect for topping a lot of my bread and muffin recipes like my Protein Banana Muffins.
Almond Butter Ingredients
This recipe for homemade almond butter doesn’t require any other oil or flavors. We just add a pinch of sea salt but that is totally optional.
Some people even like to add in cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, which I have done several times! I just add in one tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to my almonds after they have blended, and pulse again really quickly.
This recipe also requires toasting the almonds ahead of time in order to help make the blending process a lot smoother. By toasting the almonds, the natural oils are released and helps to keep this recipe oil-free since we don’t need to add any extra.
How to make almond butter
The process for making homemade almond butter is easy. There are two different ways that you can make it: by using a food processor or by using a blender. Both work great so it is really just a matter of what you have on hand.
For both the blender and the food processor, you are going to start by toasting your almonds. We just roast them at 350F for a few minutes in order to get the natural oils flowing.
Food processor version
For the food processor, you will add your almonds into the processor and blend on high for about 15 minutes total. The nut butter will form a flour first, and you will need to stop and scrape down the sides. You will actually scrape down the sides several times when making it in a food processor.
It will go from a flour, to a thick paste, to a chunkier nut butter, to then a creamy nut butter. Trust me when I say that you need to let it go and let it run it’s course in the processor. It can be hard to believe that the flour will turn into nut butter but trust me when I say that it will if you let it run for several minutes.
You can also make your almond butter in a Vitamix. You will need to add another cup of nuts to this recipe in order to get the creamy texture that you want. If you don’t, the nut butter will not blend smooth enough because you need to have enough nuts in the blender.
Just add your 4 cups of nuts into the blender and let process on high for a few minutes until its creamy. You will need to use the toggle to push down on the nuts and you may also need to use a spoon or spatula to scrape down the sides.
Storing almond butter
The best way to store the almond butter is in a jar in the fridge. We love these weck jars for storing. The almond butter will last for up to one month in the fridge!
How to use almond butter
There are so many different delicious ways to use almond butter, but I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
- Spread it on toast, add a spoonful to your oatmeal, with fruit.
- Make the best almond butter + jelly sandwich of your life.
- Bake with it! Baking with homemade almond butter makes your baked goods that much better. One of my favorite recipes for baking with almond butter is my almond butter cookies or almond butter blondies.
- Use it as a dip. We love to put it out with graham crackers, pretzels, and fresh fruit.
- Add pumpkin spice seasoning to it. By adding one tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice seasoning, your almond butter will be transformed into a fall dip!
- Add it to stews, soups, or other Thai flavored dishes!
This almond butter recipe is going to become a staple for you!
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- 3 cups raw almonds (4 cups if using Vitamix)
- 1/2 tsp salt
*optional 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice to make this seasonal
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Lay almonds flat on baking sheet and toast for 9 minutes, shaking halfway through.
- Pour almonds into food processor. Add salt. Blend on high, letting run anywhere from 10 minutes to 25 minutes. You will need to stop and scrape down the sides several times.
- If using a Vitamix, pour into blender, add salt, and blend on high. Use a toggle to push down so everything blends. It should be creamy within a few minutes.
- Store in jars in the fridge for up to one month.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
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