In this homemade raw almond butter recipe, I will show how easy it is to turn those hard, little, almonds into a smooth, super creamy, fresh tasting nut butter! 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. Add a pinch of cinnamon, salt, vanilla, whatever! It’s so good!
One of my favorite recipes to make with this freshly made nut butter is these Sweet Potato Brownies.
How Do You Make Almond Butter?
Let me introduce you to my favorite almond butter recipe. It’s amazingly easy and I hope you give it a try.
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. Hmmmm.. what’s a girl to do? 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. In this case, I decided to use my noodle (a.k.a. brain) and come up with a solution.
Yes, I know, I could have simply gone to another store and found another pre-made, ready to go, almond butter, but, alas, where is the adventure in that? 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!
What is Raw Almond Butter?
Simply stated: grinding almonds in a food processor until the end result is a creamy nut butter texture. A good quality food processor will pay for itself many times over, last many years and is well worth the investment.
Analogy: I spent a recent weekend painting my family room. Prior to the start of the project, I sauntered around my local, neighborhood paint store. A quick consultation with the staff and I was on my way with the best quality paint brushes and supplies. So worth it because I enjoyed the project so much more and the results were awesome. Plus, I saved a bundle by not hiring a paint company.
Tip: Treat yourself to the best most reliable tools!
With my strong food processor, my raw almond only takes 10 minutes! And results in the creamiest, most delicious almond butter ever!
Related: Cashew Nut Butter
Can You Use Raw Almonds To Make Almond Butter?
Although raw whole almonds seem hard and dry, they whip up to a creamy delicious almond butter. Roasted almonds work equally well and you can choose.
After several years of making almond butter with both raw and roasted nuts, the result is they both take about the same processing time. Gosh, it’s so easy, you will love this! My preference lately is to use whole raw almonds and this is why:
1. Unprocessed almonds
2. Tastes better (I just like the taste better!)
The reasons I will be making my own homemade raw almond butter from now on-
1. It is less expensive than the jarred almond butter
2. I know I am getting something that is fresh, fresh, fresh and that’s awesome!
Since I discovered this recipe, I have been making and using this healthy almond butter and it’s awesome. It’s so fresh and I don’t worry about having to mix in the oil at the top of the jar with the all natural (all I buy) pre-made stuff I have purchased at the store in the past. This is the almond butter I have been using the almond butter cookies recipe or try them in Paleo Nut Butter Fudge.
Related: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
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:
I love almond butter as a snack on apples, in recipes, and, of course, in almond butter cookies.
These almond butter cookies are one of my favorite easy, healthy, go-to recipes!
Related: Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
*Recipe and post updated November 2017
This is a quick and easy recipe to make homemade raw 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!
Do you have a favorite almond butter recipe?
I hope everyone is having a great week!
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