Today I’m sharing my recipe on how to make almond butter. Made from roasted almonds, this creamy spread offers a nutty and slightly sweet taste that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Making your own almond butter at home is a simple and rewarding process that allows you to control the ingredients and customize the flavors to your liking. With just a handful of ingredients and a food processor, you can create a jar of delicious homemade almond butter that will add a touch of almond butter goodness to your breakfasts, snacks, and desserts. how to make your own almond butter from scratch.
This past weekend I dug my food processor out of the basement kitchenette cabinets to make homemade pesto. I thought I’d better make as many things with it while I had it out and that’s when I remembered that I’ve been wanting to make Almond Butter and Cashew Butter. I have always been told that it’s SO easy to learn How To Make Almond Butter. Someday, I want to also learn how to make almond flour. Here are also 13 ways to use your food processor.
How To Make Almond Butter
This is one of those “DOH! Why haven’t I done this sooner” moments because it really is that easy!
I had a large bag of roasted salted almonds already. If you have raw almonds, you’re going to have to roast them. That’s what I learned online anyway. I used my food processor, but I’ve also learned that many people like to make it in their Vita-Mix instead….maybe that’s because they have one and wouldn’t consider the food processor over the Vita-Mix. Not sure.
I used the “S” blade and just dumped in a large amount of dry roasted almonds.
I also added about a 1/2 cup organic turbinado sugar because it sounded healthier than regular sugar, and I had a ton left over from making homemade sugar scrubs. I also thought by adding the sugar, it would make it easier to transition my family from store bought peanut butter to this healthier version Almond Butter. I thought about adding a little almond oil too for consistency purposes, but I didn’t.
I put the lid on my processor, plugged it in and turned it on high. And I watched it. And………watched it. I would turn it off every minute or so and scrap the sides. It looked pretty dry, but I kept at it.
Then I’d turn it back on and wait for the magic to happen. The magic didn’t happen for about 10 minutes.
You’ll know the magic when you see it getting creamier.
I thought about adding a little vanilla extract for extra flavor and will next time. Vanilla Almond Butter sounds pretty good.
It tastes good. I love it. My husband said he thought it was little dry, but again…….he’s used to store bought peanut butter and he’s a creature of habit. He’ll come around. I bet if I added a little almond oil, it would have been perfect for him.
I like that it has no additives, except for the sugar. But you can easily make it with no sugar and it will still turn out perfect.
How to Store Homemade Almond Butter
Store homemade nut butters at room temperature for immediate use or in the refrigerator for an extended shelf life. Homemade they can last for about two to three weeks when refrigerated.
How to Roast Almonds
You can either buy pre-roasted almonds or roast them yourself by spreading them in a single layer on a baking sheet and toasting them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes, until they turn golden brown and release a fragrant aroma.
- Dry Roasted Almonds - about 2 cups
- 1/2 cup Turbinado Sugar or regular or honey to taste.
- Add roasted almonds to your food processor. I wouldn't go much higher than halfway up the container.
- Turn on high.
- Turn off and scrap the sides every minute or so. This also helps the food processor not overheat.
- Turn it back on and add the sugar, or honey.
- Continue blending and then turning off to scrap until you reach the creamy consistency you're looking for.
- Store in an airtight container.
How to Roast Almonds
You can either buy pre-roasted cashews or roast them yourself by spreading them in a single layer on a baking sheet and toasting them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes, until they turn golden brown and release a fragrant aroma.
Feel free to experiment with different flavors by adding cinnamon, honey, or even a touch of cocoa powder to create unique variations.
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Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 3g
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