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How to Make Almond Butter

July 7, 2016
How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com

Today I’m sharing with you probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted on this blog! I’m going to tell you how to make almond butter at home and I promise you it’s super easy, quick, and definitely worth it! Homemade food really is always better than storebought, you can take my word for it.

Here are three recipes using almond butter you will love:

Let’s make some almond butter together!

How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com

How to make almond butter in a few easy steps:

  • Take your almonds and spread them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper (the baking paper is optional but I tend to always use it because hey, that’s one less thing you have to wash afterwards)
  • Bake them in preheated oven at 175C (347F) for 15-18 minutes until slightly golden when cut through.
  • Take them out and let them cool down completely.
  • Add them into a food processor and blend them until they turn into smooth almond butter (this can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes depending on how strong your food processor is).
  • When you think it’s done, process it for 5 more minutes, it will be even creamier.
  • The butter will heat up due to the long processing which is okay, just let it cool down before placing it in the fridge.
  • Optional for crunchy almond butter: Pulse the nuts a few times first and reserve 1-2 tbsp of the chopped nuts. When the rest of the nuts turn into creamy butter, add the chopped nuts and process for a few seconds to incorporate.
  • Done! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.comHow to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com


There is literally only one ingredient — it can’t get easier than this.

It can get even more delicious, though.

You can add 2-3 tbsp cacao powder for chocolatey flavor along with 2-3 tbsp coconut or maple sugar. Do not use liquid sweetener because it’d get thick and sticky and we don’t want that.

How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com

Isn’t that beautiful. It really is tastier than storebought almond butter. You even enjoy it more when you make it yourself.

I’m gonna leave you with one last picture of me stiring the almond butter, please enjoy the smooth and creamy beauty that is this almond butter. YUM.

How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com

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Almond Butter
 
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Recipe type: Butter
Serves: 1.5 cup
Ingredients
  • 3 cups almonds
  • pinch sea salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 175C (347F).
  2. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  3. Roast the nuts for 15-18 minutes until toasted and lightly golden when cut in half. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Add them into a food processor and process until very smooth for 15-20 minutes. You may have to scrape the sides of the food processor with a spatula 1-2 times. When you think it's done, blend it for a few more minutes to get it extra creamy.
  6. Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
Notes
- If you like your almond butter crunchy, pulse the nuts a few time and save 1-2 tbsp of the chopped nuts. When the butter is done, add the saved chopped nuts and process briefly to incorporate.
- The time it takes to make the butter depends on how strong your food processor is. It can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. When you process it for that long the butter naturally heats up so just make sure it's cooled down before you put it in the fridge.

How to Make Almond Butter - homemade almond butter is much tastier than store-bought and extremely easy to make! You'll love making your own. Enjoy plain or try one of my recommended flavors! | thehealthfulideas.com


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26 Comments

  • Reply Karen @ Seasonal Cravings July 12, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Yum, love this idea. The fresh stuff looks so much better than the kind in the jar!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas July 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I know, right? So delicious! :)

  • Reply Mel September 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Any idea if coconut oil can be added into the almond butter?

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas September 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      As long as you don’t add too much of it (only 1-2tbsp) it should work. Otherwise, you’ll end up with fudge instead of creamy spread (but who’d complain about that, right?).

  • Reply Idriss November 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    This is an outstanding post ! I love your photography

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it :)

  • Reply Kate January 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    This looks delicious, and so easy! I can’t wait to try this out later once I’ve gotten some almonds! Thank so much for sharing.

    x Kate
    http://www.thegoldsister.com

  • thehealthfulideas
    Reply thehealthfulideas January 8, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Yay! Thanks, Kate! Homemade almond butter is the best, you’ll love it :)

  • Reply Donna February 19, 2017 at 5:21 am

    I just made this, It is so good!!! I ended up with about a cup. Will this last longer than 2 weeks in the fridge? If it does I will be sure to make more next time! Thanks!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Yay!! I’m happy you liked it! To be honest, it never lasted me more than 2 weeks but I know some people say homemade almond butter can last in the fridge for up to three months. I probably wouldn’t go that far but I think you can get away with 3-4 weeks if you keep it closed and always use a clean spoon. I’d just go by the smell and taste. If it doesn’t smell bitter and taste weird, you’re fine :)

  • Reply Chelsea February 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    What a great post! I’ve always wanted to know how to make this stuff. So yummy AND healthy.Thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Chelsea
    InspirationIndulgence.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      I’m happy to share it! Thanks! :)

  • Reply Kwame February 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I thought making almond butter was complicated but now that I know it’s not I will definitely save this for future use on my vegan Pinterest board. Thanks!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Yay! Thats exciting, hope you love it! :)

  • Reply Jessi Joachim February 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I love almond butter, but never thought about making it myself. This is wonderful and I need to try it out.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 23, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      It’s so incredibly easy! And really tasty! ;)

  • Reply Marisa February 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    This is such a great post, I’m so happy you shared this! I keep hearing so many great things about Almond Butter! I can’t wait to try this out!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      I’m happy to! Hope you love it!

  • Reply Mar February 22, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Almond butter is so expensive to buy, I’ve been wanting to try my own. I had no idea that was how easy it was! thanks for sharing, will definitely be saving this for later :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Yep it’s so easy! You’ll be surprised how much better it tastes than the storebought version!

  • Reply Fi Morrison February 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Wow! I didn’t realise it was so easy to make, or that it was such a staple ingredient for so many recipes! Thank you for sharing, definitely saving this for later on!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful! I love making my own nut butter, it’s so tasty!

  • Reply Cait Weingartner February 23, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This looks delicious and so EASY! I love plain almond butter, so I can only imagine how tasty it is with the addition of cacao powder! Really looking forward to making a batch, thanks for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Yay! Thanks, Cait! Almond butter is the best<3

  • Reply kara February 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    This looks delicious! I love making homemade nut butters!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      They’re the best :)

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