Learn how to make almond butter at home! Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s smooth, creamy, and nutritious. You’ll love it on toast, oatmeal and more.
I started making this homemade almond butter recipe for the purpose of clearing my pantry. Sounds silly, I know, but in the middle of last winter I found myself with jars and jars of different nuts in the closet. The pistachios left by this carrot salad, the hazelnuts left by this kohlrabi salad, etc. I had a big box of almonds begging to be eaten, and since Jack and I had a great time making homemade peanut butter last spring, I decided to try mixing them in some homemade almond butter.
Let me tell you, I’m so glad I did! If you have never learned how to make almond butter at home, you must try this recipe. Almond butter is smooth and creamy, perfectly liquid and filled with a nutty and toasted almond flavor. It’s fun to make, watching whole nuts slowly melt into a luscious spread, and even more fun to eat. You’ll love spreading it on toast, coating it with oatmeal and swallowing it straight into a spoon!
How to make almond butter
To make this homemade almond butter recipe, you will need 4 things:
- Raw almonds – We will start by roasting them in the oven to bring out their nutty flavor. This step also makes them easier to mix.
- High speed food processor or blender – Grind the almonds into a smooth and creamy nut butter.
- Sea salt – If you want, you can skip it and make unsalted almond butter, but I highly recommend adding a pinch or two. It gives homemade almond butter a richer and more complex flavor.
- An oil with a neutral taste – Only if you need it! If my homemade almond butter looks grainy and isn’t getting smooth, I’ll add a little oil to help loosen it up.
Once you have them on hand, here’s what you need to do:
First, toast the almonds. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F and spread the almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them for 10 minutes or until they smell rich and nutty. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the almonds cool slightly.
Then transfer the toasted almonds to a food processor or a powerful blender. From now on, you will only process / mix the almonds until they turn into a smooth nut butter. But beware – it will take some time, about 15 minutes in total. Stop regularly to scrape the walls of your food processor or blender and to let the motor stop.
At first, the mixture will be crumbly and thick.
Then it will thicken into a ball.
Finally, it will become smooth and creamy! If the mixture is still thick and grainy after 15 minutes of processing, add a neutral oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, to help it blend.
Season to taste with sea salt and enjoy.
How to use almond butter
If you’re like me, you’ll be happy to eat this homemade almond butter straight from a spoon, but have fun experimenting with other ways to use it too! Here are some ideas to get you started:
How do you like to use homemade almond butter? Let me know in the comments!
More homemade bases
If you like this almond butter recipe, then try making one of these homemade bases:
How to make almond butter
- 3 cups raw almonds
- Avocado oil or another oil with a neutral taste, such as grape seeds, if applicable
- Sea salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the almonds in an even layer on the baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
Transfer the toasted almonds to a medium food processor. Blend until very smooth, stopping every 30 seconds to 1 minute to push the sides of the bowl apart, if necessary, and allow the food processor motor to pause. The mixture will be copious at first. Then it will thicken into a ball, and finally, it will become creamy and smooth. The whole process should take around 15 minutes.
If the almond butter still doesn’t come together after 15 minutes, add avocado oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, to help the mixture blend.
Season to taste with salt and serve on toast, overnight oats, oatmeal, yogurt or banana bread. Find other dissemination suggestions in the article above.