Homemade Almond Butter

I love almond butter because it is so yummy and quite healthy too. I struggle buying it in the store, since it is quite expensive. Recently, I have come to discover just how easy it is to make almond butter at home.

Homemade almond butter is:

  • Easy to make
  • Cheaper than buying store bought
  • Tastes fresher than store bought

That is a hat-trick of reasons why making almond butter at home is smart. You can make almond butter in a food processor or blender. Low quality machines may struggle, but if you have a high end food processor (Magimix by Robot Coupe) or a Blendtec blender or Vitamix, those will work great!!

Seal the almond butter in a Mason jar or Weck jars, like I have in this picture. This will keep the almond butter fresh for a while!

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Homemade Almond Butter

Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups toasted almonds
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Place almonds in a food processor.
  • Turn on and let the machine pulse and grind up the almonds. Stop avery couple minutes and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • After around 15 minutes, you will see the oils separating and the consistency will change.
  • Continue until the butter is a smooth creamy consistency, about 20-30 minutes.

Notes

If using a Blendtec with a Twister Jar, turn the blender on speed 7. Turn the lid clockwise and blend for 40 seconds.
If using a Vitamix, turn blender to speed variable 10. Blend for about a minute, using the tamper to push the almonds down as needed. Stop once the almond butter is smooth and creamy.

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About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

3 comments

  1. You’re right – almond butter is too expensive to buy. Would this butter last though? Would you store it in the fridge or cupboard?

  2. I couldn’t get a Blendtec for review… so I just went out and bought one. LOL! I am going to enjoy trying to make nut butters like this. 🙂

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