Homemade Almond Butter

by Jen on June 19, 2012

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of almond butter.  When I was diagnosed with an intolerance to peanuts, I was devastated.  How could I live without my beloved peanut butter?!

That’s when I tried almond butter.  And, I fell in love instantly.  I was in heaven when I found huge jars of MaraNatha almond butter at Costco for cheap!  The reason I love that brand is because the only ingredient is almonds.  There is no salt or sugar like many nut butters.

Even though I can buy almond butter for cheap, I wanted to try making my own version.  I mean, how hard could it be?  It’s just almonds.  And a food processor.


I was right, it is EASY to make.  You’ve got to love a recipe with only 1 ingredient!


Homemade Almond Butter

Prep Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp




  • 2 cups raw almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place almonds on a baking sheet and roast in oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until almonds start to turn golden brown. (The longer you roast the almonds, the more bitter tasting your almond butter will be.)
  3. Place roasted almonds into your food processor and blend until they change from a sandy texture to clumpy to smooth. (This process takes about 10-12 minutes in a food processor or about 3 minutes in a Vitamix.)
  4. Once the almond butter is smooth, blend an extra 2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  5. Store in jar in the refrigerator.

If you want to make a different flavour of almond butter, then you can add the following to the basic almond butter recipe:

  • For maple-cinnamon almond butter – toss almonds in 3 Tbsp maple syrup before roasting.  Once done roasting, place in food processor and add 1 tsp ground cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Blend.
  • For chocolate almond butter – blend almonds in food processor until they have turned into almond butter.  Add 1/3 cup melted dark chocolate chips, a pinch of sea salt and blend together.

Maybe you’ll even think of other flavours to try.  If so, please let me know as I would love to try them!



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