If you’re nut butter obsessed (like I am), you’re going to love making your own homemade almond butter! Just like my pecan butter, this nut butter is super simple to make, requires NO OIL, it’s completely wholesome, and a fun alternative to peanut butter. Let’s get right to it!
How do you make homemade almond butter?
First, spread your almonds on a baking tray with parchment paper and bake for 8 or so minutes. Just enough to get those natural oils to release so you can turn them into delicious butter. Remove from the oven and transfer them to your food processor, along with the salt.
Start processing your almonds. They will go through several stages and it may feel like they’ll never turn to butter, but I promise it will!
First your almonds will break down into a grainy flour, before slowly starting to clump together. Turn off your food processor to scrape down the sides as needed. Eventually those clumps will get larger and larger until a giant ball is formed, and finally, you’ll have luscious, creamy almond butter. Depending on your food processor, it may take anywhere from 3-10 minutes to go from almonds to butter. If you feel your food processor is overheating, turn it off and let it rest for a few minutes before starting up again.
Why make your own almond butter?
- So much cheaper to make your own, vs store bought.
- Homemade has no added oil, sugar, or other unwanted ingredients.
- It’s freaking delicious!
How to use your almond butter?
- add it to smoothies or smoothie bowls
- spread it on toast
- pour some into oatmeal
- make cookies!
- eat it with a spoon?