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How to Make Almond Butter

How To Make Almond Butter – Make your own almond butter at home and always have a healthy, tasty snack on hand!

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How to Make Almond Butter at home

How to Make Almond Butter

Do you remember back in April when I shared how to make homemade peanut butter? It is easy to make and you know exactly what ingredients are going into it.  Well today I am sharing how to make Almond Butter—I like to think of it as the sister or brother to peanut butter. I sort of have a favorite (peanut butter!) but this Almond Butter is pretty yummy too! I love to spread it on sandwiches, or crackers or apples (especially delicious in the fall when apples are in abundance).

jar of almond butter - How to Make Almond Butter

Start by taking 2 cups almonds (I used dry roasted, unsalted but use whatever kind you fancy) and measure a cup of them.

almonds - How to Make Almond Butter

Put them in your food processor and start that baby up and let it run.

processing almonds - How to Make Almond Butter

You will notice that the almond turn into a fine mixture (it reminds me of processing walnuts when I make baklava).

almond paste - How to Make Almond Butter
Continue to let the almonds run through the food processor. You will begin to notice that the mixture turns thicker and begins to form on the sides. Turn off the food processor every couple of minutes and scrape the sides down to make sure it mixes well.

smooth almond butter - How to Make Almond Butter

The almonds then get sticky and turn into little clumps…keep processing! Keep if going until the almonds turn into a buttery, smooth mixture. Taste a little with your finger and add in sea salt and processes it real quick to make sure it is mixed up.

almond butter pic - How to Make Almond Butter
Serve with apples, on a slice of toast or crackers. Sometimes I add a little dab of honey into the almond butter that I am going to use (I don’t add it to the jar I make because then it reduces its shelf life).



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Saturday 3rd of January 2015

What is the shelf life of Almond butter and what is the best way to store it?


Sunday 4th of January 2015

If you make your own almond butter you can store it in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks or a refrigerator. I put mine in a mason jar with a tight lid. If you open it and it tastes bitter then it has gone bad.

Mary @ Fit and Fed

Saturday 10th of August 2013

I recently made almond butter in my Cuisinart food processor, just to compare it to using my Vitamix, which is what I usually do. It took 17 minutes, plus some extra time with the machine stopped just to make sure it would not overheat. It got a lot oilier than my Vitamix version but had a few tiny gritty grains in it. I'm still searching for the perfect method, though I'm going to keep making it at home. It's so fresh and inexpensive.


Sunday 11th of August 2013

I wish I had a vitamix..I imagine it would take a lot less time but I am not sure!

CJ at Food Stories

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Love, love, love nut butters :)


Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Me too! :)

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Saturday 20th of July 2013

Time to make almond butter cookies, if you ask me! ;-)


Sunday 21st of July 2013

Ohhhhh great idea!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Saturday 20th of July 2013

I've tried making nut butters and have ended up with total failure. I think I quit before it actually "butters".

Yours looks great!


Sunday 21st of July 2013

I goes through stages where it looks very clumpy and you think you messed it up but just keep processing!! It can take 10-15 minutes! :)