Homemade Almond Butter

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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

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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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Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3mg
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  • 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.

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

    This sounds great, anyone know how much protein?

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

    How much almond butter does 2 cups of almonds make?

  • 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 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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