Homemade Almond Butter

Breakfast, Snacks

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.Homemade Almond Butter

How to Make Almond Butter:

It really couldn’t be easier!

  1. 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.
  2. Blend! Take the almonds and place them in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process for 5-8 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 411kcal
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.


  • 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.


Tips: Play around with flavors and sweeteners, add cinnamon or vanilla bean paste and a touch of brown sugar or honey if you like your almond butter a little sweeter.
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Almond Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 582mg25%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply Xenia September 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Cool! For how long does it keep compared to the store-bought version?

    • Reply Adrianna September 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      It should be good for about 3 months!

  • Reply Rachael September 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    OK so almond butter is way good..but almond butter cookies are way fantastic!
    Just wanted to tell you that the cleanse situation made me laugh:), by far my favorite pat of the post…taking nothing away from the almond butter of course.

    • Reply jake November 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      it looks good but dose it tast good

  • Reply Katrina September 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    This sounds lovely! Yum.

  • Reply Rachel at Eat and Write September 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Um. Looks amazing. And easy! My favorite two things 🙂

    And speaking of crazy cleanses/diets — the most “diety” thing I ever did was go one complete day on a low-carb diet. By the end of the day I thought I would go insane if I didn’t get a piece of bread stat, haha. I’m just not good at diets! And not eating food, like chewing it in my mouth? Girl. I wouldn’t even bother trying that!

  • Reply Bev Weidner September 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    L-O-V-E homemade almond butter! I made some earlier this summer:


    And yes, those weird diets creep me out/have me totally intrigued.

    • Reply Adrianna September 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Yours looks perfect!

  • Reply [email protected] September 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Yummy and easy enough for me to tackle! How long do you think this will keep in the fridge? (although, I bet it will get eaten up pretty quick!)

    • Reply Adrianna September 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      It should be all good for up to 3 months. Shouldn’t last that long, though!

  • Reply Sue/the view from great island September 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    How did I not know this? I’ve made the fresh peanut butter at the store and always figured that the huge grinding machine was somehow completely different than a food processor. I’m so glad to find out you can do this at home. I’m really excited—can you tell?

  • Reply Char September 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I did a 3 day cleanse thing and was miserable all weekend…was NOT a good time. This Almond butter sounds wonderful…will for sure try it!

  • Reply Ana September 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Awesome to know it’s that easy! My husband will love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Love love love nut butters. I want to experiment with pistachio soon!

    Try roasting nuts before hand – tastes so much better 😀

    • Reply Adrianna September 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Good idea!

  • Reply [email protected]'s Bookbag September 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I am going to have to try this, this looks too easy! I’ve been buying mine all this time!

  • Reply Amanda (onceuponarecipe) September 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I love me some almond butter. Great idea to spread it on some toast and top it with sliced fruit. Delish!

  • Reply d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo September 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I made nut butter this week too!! I added flax seed for a little extra nutrition


  • Reply zee September 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    so now…can i use this recipe for hazelnut butter?
    and consequently…
    make nuttella?
    cause that’d be Awesome!

    • Reply Adrianna September 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Oh yes! I’d probably roast the hazelnuts, grind them up and then add ganache. That’d be way amazing!

  • Reply MollyL September 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    OH I am so trying this! I love, love, love Almond Butter! I didn’t know it was so easy! And my new fave are pears, so this looks so yummy to me. I may want to try Pistascio Butter. Yummy.

  • Reply The Newlywed Chefs September 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I’ve been wanting to try making almond butter for a while! Can’t wait!

  • Reply Carrie September 20, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I will definitely try me some almond butter. I made sunflower seed butter yesterday and love it-it is way way better homemade.

  • Reply Kasey September 20, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I’ve never officially been on any kind of cleanse, but I’ve definitely had those weeks where I’ve put some weird constraint on my diet and I must say: nut butter is a savior. This looks so easy and delicious!

  • Reply CouponClippingCook September 20, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Wow…I can’t believe how easy this is. So glad you posted this. And your pictures are so pretty. I’ve ground almonds before but just for a quick duration; enough to make a meal light enough to coat chicken instead of using flour when I was on a low carb diet. I never knew about grinding them longer…I’m so excited to try this now.

  • Reply brandi September 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    i love homemade nut butter! i’m missing out since my food processor broke. i need to fix that.

  • Reply Sharon September 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I had tired Almond Butter at my brothers house, and loved it. But it is always so expensive. Making always intimidated me, thanks for sharing this how to recipe, definitely going to have to try this one.

  • Reply Cherie September 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Looks great! I’m heading into the kitchen now to try it out.

  • Reply Kim B. September 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

    This is too FUNNY!! I have been dying to try Almond Butter but didn’t want to spend the extra $ unless I knew for sure the rest of my family would eat it. What a GREAT solution!! I’m so excited that I can actually make my own for half the cost!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of making it myself, especially when I make my own bread. Thanks again!!

  • Reply Dana September 21, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I’m going to go try pistachio butter right now!

  • Reply Ashleigh @ ashleighskitchen September 21, 2011 at 3:27 am

    MmmMmm I love almond butter! I will definitely try my hand at this!

  • Reply The Undercover Cook September 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

    We eat almond butter all the time instead of peanut butter. Have never tried making it at home though. I am going to have to give this recipe a whirl!

  • Reply Valerie September 24, 2011 at 12:18 am

    As I sit here munching on my almonds (no joke) I’m thinking how much easier it would be on my jaw if it was a butter! Why, why didn’t I think of this! Thank you!

  • Reply Jules September 27, 2011 at 12:52 am

    OMG! Almond butter is one of my favorite foods! I love to eat it all the time over peanut butter, though I have not completely abandoned PB just yet. I have tried making my own almond butter before but it did not come out as good as the store bought one I like. This is encouraging me to try it once more. Thanks!

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    I have been craving almond butter ever since I stumbled across your “Things to Put on Toast” post (the strawberry/almond butter duo). I cannot wait to make your homemade almond butter!

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  • Reply Jill November 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    If you have a good food processor, this is an awesome idea. Unfortunately, mine isn’t powerful enough and I was left with a yucky mess 🙁

  • Reply liz w February 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Thank you so much!

    I found a recipe for almond butter but it never told you that you were suppose to food process the crap out of it. lol. So our almond butter turned out awesome. Thanks again♥

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  • Reply Ellen E March 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I attempted to make this, but I am afraid that my little food processor is not mighty enough to do it. Have to wait to borrow a bigger one from my mom. Hope it works for me cause yours looks yummy.

    • Reply Ellen E March 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Well I got the bigger processor and finished it up. Did not become as creamy as I thought it would but still tastes good. Will do some more research and see what I can find.

      • Reply Adrianna March 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        Hmmm…not sure what your expectations were but it’s definitely not going to be as creamy as say a store-bought peanut butter. But that’s because there’s loads of chemicals put in there to make it that creamy.

  • Reply Christina April 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

    How much almond butter does 2 cups of almonds make?

  • Reply Steve Coleman May 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This sounds great, anyone know how much protein?

  • Reply beachmama February 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I tried using my VitaMix and the almond butter is a bit stiff. I took the butter and put it in my Cuisinart and it creamed up nicely.

    BTW, there are NO chemicals in Artisana Almond Butter ~ 100% raw almonds and it’s beautifully creamy.

  • Reply Ella September 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I tried doing my own one time with my processor and had to stop it after a few seconds because it damaged the inside walls of my processor – so many scratches….so forget about it going on a minute, let alone 15. Maybe this is something you can only make with a heavy duty processor? I have a good size one but it’s on the cheap side. It’s not of the caliber that requires you to spend a good chunk of change. I can use it to cut veggies, cheese, potatoes….but not grind nuts.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Hmmm…I actually have a pretty small one but the motor is solid, so I had no problem. It would, however, kind of heat up so I’d give the processor a few breaks. That definitely helped.

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