Thanks to my husband, I’ve recently discovered the wonderful world of “nut” butters. It all began with his paleo diet then the obsession of packing in as much protein as possible into his diet. That’s when the almond butter came in play. He would purchase jars of it from Trader Joe’s but it was so pricey, and ran out so quickly so I had to find a better alternative.
Little did I know, making almond butter at home is practically effortless and only requires one ingredient and just a few minutes of processing time. plus, it costs a fraction of the price of supermarket butters while giving you the ability to control the quality and texture of the almond butter.
The only items you need on hand to make the almond butter is about 2-3 cups of almonds, a food processor, and about 15-20 minutes.
You can use roasted or raw almonds or a mixture of both. I personally like it with roasted almonds but feel free to experiment with both raw or roasted and see what you like most.
If this is your first time making almond butter, be patient because at first it will look like the almonds will never turn into butter, but then after a few minutes you the oils will release from the almonds and you will begin to see a beauty creamy consistency. The longer you run the food processor the creamier the almond butter will become.
I used 2 cups of almonds and the almond butter mixture fit perfectly into two small 4 oz jars.
Homemade Almond Butter
- 2-3 cups roasted or unroasted almonds (I love to use roasted)
- Place the almonds in a food processor. Secure the lid and allow to process for 5 minutes. You will begin to see the almonds turn into a crumbly dry crumb; scrape the sides and continue to process for another 3-5 minutes.At this point the almonds should turn into a rough butter which is not fully ready yet. Scrape the sides and process for another 3-5 minutes or until the desire consistency is reached. For creamier alomnd butter, process longer.
- Transfer the almond butter to a sealed glass jar, and store in the fridge or in pantry. The Almond butter will last 2-3 months.