How to make almond butter in a few simple steps! And, you can use it right away for all your favorite recipes.
The favored choice for recipes spread on an apple slice or eaten off a spoon.
One of my favorite recipes to make with this freshly made nut butter is these Sweet Potato Brownies.
This recipe came about by necessity.
Several months ago, while shopping in Trader Joe’s, I noticed the shelf where the pre-made almond butter jars were kept was decidedly empty. I overheard an employee telling a customer that there was a shortage of supply of almond butter. So, I immediately walked to the area where the nuts were kept and picked up a few bags of almonds, one roasted and one raw.
Yes, I know, I could have simply gone to another store and found another pre-made, ready to go, almond butter, but, I was short on time. Since I love creating and testing recipes, I considered this a new challenge. Plus, another store, more parking…you know how it goes. In the end, my challenge yielded me a new and fav recipe for my collection. Score!
How To Make Almond Butter?
Place almonds in a food processor until the end result is a creamy nut butter texture.
With my strong food processor, my raw almond only takes 10 minutes! And results in the creamiest, most delicious almond butter ever!
How To Make Raw Almond Butter?
Although raw whole almonds seem hard and dry, they whip up to creamy delicious almond butter. Roasted almonds work equally well and you can choose.
Simply put all the almonds in the bag into your food processor.
Then turn on the processor and let it blend. It will initially start to look like crumbs as you blend the nuts.
But then, eventually, after a certain number of minutes, the mixture will start to resemble almond butter. You will decide the consistency that is best for you. This is where I stopped:
Variations To Try:
- Honey Almond Butter – add one tablespoon of raw organic honey and a pinch of sea salt.
- Chocolate Almond Butter – add one tablespoon raw organic cacao powder, one tablespoon maple syrup, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt.
- Cinnamon Almond Butter – add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, one teaspoon maple syrup and pinch sea salt.
- Chai Spice Almond Butter – add 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, pinch ground cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves, one tablespoon of raw organic honey, and pinch sea salt.
- Vegan Caramel Sauce – recipe on site.
Looking for other amazing salmon recipes? Check these out!
- Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Almond butter cookies.
- Paleo Nut Butter Fudge
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cashew Nut Butter
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This is a quick and easy recipe how to make almond butter!
- 2 cups raw whole almonds
- pinch fine sea salt
Place raw almonds in a food processor.
Turn the processor on and let the almonds blend for several minutes until reaches the desired consistency of almond butter. Takes about 10 minutes for creamy almond butter.
Pinch of salt if desired.
Optional: add a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla extract for additional flavor!
*Recipe and post updated January 2018
It’s certainly more work than buying it, but you are rewarded with a more flavorful product.
Obviously, it’s a lot simpler to just buy it, but the effort is well worth it!
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Oh I love making almond butter and I think Trader Joes almonds are so good!!
Does it need to be put in fridge?
This is an excellent question. I store mine in an airtight container in the fridge and it seems to last several weeks. I hope you enjoy it if you make it!