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Creamy, dreamy, DIY almond butter made with ease (and only 1 ingredient!). The ingredient is dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds and the results are sensational.

overhead shot of diy almond butter in a glass jar


The Best Almond Butter without the High Price Tag

I used to come close to fainting when I reached for my favorite jar f almond butter at my local supermarket. It was accompanied by a wave of embarrassment (as in, “am I really going to shell out more than $10 for a small jar of spread?!”).

But darn it, almond butter is so darn delicious, and it really is so much more than a bread spread (just ask my fingers, they’ve dunked their way into many a jar). 

So I decided to make my own, for a whole lot less, and very little effort, too.

I’m never looking back. You can do it too with my quick and easy recipe for DIY Almond Butter!

jar of homemade almond butter surrounded by some whole almonds

What You Need to Make Your Own Almond Butter

Oh my heavens, homemade almond butter is so heavenly! And you need very little time, effort, equipment or ingredients to make it.

Here’s exactly what you need:


  1. Dry-roasted almonds (lightly salted or salted)


  1. High speed blender or food processor
  2. Rubber/silicone spatula (for scraping)
  3. Jars or other lidded containers

What You Do Not Need

  • Sweeteners
  • Oils
  • Fillers/Starches
  • An oven (no cooking involved!)

How to Make Your Own Almond Butter

Ready to do this? You will not regret it, so let’s go!

First, get your hands on some dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds. You can get them from the supermarket, natural foods store, superstore (for big bags) or online. I have instructions for roasting your own (in the recipe notes), if raw almonds are the only choice available.

Next, place the almonds in  your food processor or blender. Process until finely chopped (if using a high speed blender, do this on low speed).

side by side photos of almonds going from whole to finely chopped in a food processor

Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, especially the corners. Process/blend for another 60 to 90 seconds until the chopped almonds begin to look like crumb topping (they will start to pull together into small clumps).

Scrape down the bowl and process for another 1 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape again, as needed, until the crumbs pull together into a homogenous dough “umm, that would be almond butter!!!).

almonds in the process of being made into almond butter in a food processor

You can stop here if you prefer your nut butter to be stiff. But if you are aiming for a luxurious, drippy consistency (I am!), scrape again and fir up the processor for one more spin! It will only take 1 to 2 more minutes.

Hello, gorgeous!

almond butter in it's final stages of blending in a food processor

How to Store Almond Butter

Scrape the almond butter into a jar, jars, or other favorite container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will keep for up to 6 months (theoretically; we go through ours much faster than that).

Happy blending!

spoon with drippy almnd butter being pulled from a jar.

Try the Almond Butter in Some of These Yummy Recipes!

Almond Butter Stuffed Dates (so easy) 

Almond Butter Coconut Flour Energy Balls

Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups

Healthy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

overhead shot of diy almond butter in a glass jar

DIY Almond Butter (oil-free, 1-ingredient, so easy}

Yield: 2 cups (16 oz/500 mL)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creamy, dreamy, DIY almond butter made with ease (and only 1 ingredient!). The ingredient is dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds and the results are sensational.


  • 1 pound (454 g) dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds (see notes)


  1. Place the almond in the blender or food processor. Process on low speed (blender) until finely  chopped. Scrape the sides of the bowl/container, especially the corners.
  2. Process again (higher speed for blender) for 60 to 90 seconds until almonds begin to clump together (it will look a bit like crumb topping). Scrape and then blend again for 1 to 2 minutes until a cohesive butter forms.
  3. You can stop at this point (for a thick butter), or scrape the bowl and blend again for 1 to 3 minutes until the nut butter has a dripping quality.
  4. Scrape into storage container(s) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Storage: Store the almond butter in a sealed container (I prefer glass jars) in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Almond Notes: (1)1 pound of almonds is equal to about 3 dry cups; (2) You can use unsalted roasted almonds and add salt to taste. or leave out the salt altogether per your needs/preferences; (3) You can always dry-roast your own almonds! Spread the almonds on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Cool completely before using. Add desired amount of salt, to taste, when making the almond butter.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 14.8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 114mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 6.1g

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overhead shot of diy almond butter in a glass jar

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About Camilla

I'm Camilla, food writer, author, runner, and spin instructor. PowerHungry® is where I share my easy, minimalist, plant-based recipes, designed for living a healthy, delicious, empowered life.

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  1. Thank you for this recipe, Camilla, I have been using it to make almond butter ever since you posted last year. It is so simple and so much less expensive (I buy almonds in bulk)

  2. This is insane it is so good and so easy! I am going to give some away for Christmas presents to fitness/foodie friends 🙂

  3. This came out great, even in my clunky hand me down food processor! Your right, I will not buy almond butter now that I know how easy it is to make!