This Homemade Almond Butter is a surprisingly easy alternative to the store-bought option. You know exactly what the ingredients are and all it takes is a few minutes and a food processor.
How to Make Almond Butter:
It really couldn’t be easier!
- Optional toasting. You can easily just toast your almonds in a dry skillet, constantly moving them until they’re fragrant or you can buy already toasted almonds at the store. However, you can also just use raw almonds if that’s what you prefer.
- Blend! Take the almonds and place them in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process for 5-8 minutes.
- Scrape down the sides. Every minute or so stop and scrape down the sides of the food processor during the grind. This makes sure that everything gets evenly blended.
- Store. When you’re all done making the almond butter, just place it in a jar with a tight fitting lid and place in the refrigerator.
Does Homemade Almond Butter Need to be Refrigerated?
Yes! There’s zero preservatives in homemade almond butter and the oils that you helped extract could spoil if not refrigerated. However if you plan on using the almond butter within a few days you can leave in a jar at room temperature.
Tips and Tricks:
- Play around with flavors. Gourmet almond butter in the store costs so much and all they did was add some cinnamon! You can add whatever spices or extracts you feel like or even add a little honey or brown sugar if you wanted your almond butter a little sweeter.
- This works with any nut! If you don’t like almond butter feel free to try this with peanuts or cashews or walnuts, or make a mix and blend it all up.
Homemade Almond Butter Recipe
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Add the almonds and salt to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process for 8-10 minutes, until smooth and creamy, scraping down the bowl every minute or so to make sure everything is evenly blended.
- Add the almond butter to a jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator.
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