Almond Butter Recipe
Here’s how to make Almond Butter that’s so luscious, you’ll want to eat it out of the jar with a spoon. When you’re not doing that, you’ll be dreaming about all the delicious ways to snack on this easy nut butter.
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
- 4 cup raw or roasted almonds
Add almonds to a high-powered blender or food processor. Pulse the almonds until they are finely chopped.
Process or blend on a low speed for 1 minute continuously, then stop the machine and scrape down the sides. The almond butter will be dry and gritty.
Process or blend on a low speed a second time for 1 minute continuously, then stop the machine and scrape down sides. The almond butter will start to form a clumpy paste.
Process or blend on a low speed a third time for 1 minute continuously, then stop the machine and scrape down sides. The almond butter will be thick and grainy at this point. If the blender can't handle the load or if it starts to overheat, add a little oil and/or allow motor to cool for 15-20 minutes, then try again.
Process or blend on a medium speed fourth time for 1 to 2 minutes longer. The almond butter should be creamy and smooth at this point. It will also be warm and fragrant and delicious. If adding any other ingredients, add them now and blend until well-combined.
The almond butter will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for several weeks.
If you find that your blender or food processor are having difficulty chopping and blending the almonds, add a little oil. If blender or food processor starts to feel or smell hot, stop and allow the motor to cool completely. It's not unusual for the almond butter to feel hot to the touch after blending.
The almond butter will thicken slightly if a sweetener is added. If it becomes too thick, add a little bit of oil and stir well.