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.
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!
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:
- Dry-roasted almonds (lightly salted or salted)
- High speed blender or food processor
- Rubber/silicone spatula (for scraping)
- Jars or other lidded containers
What You Do Not Need
- 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.
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!!!).
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.
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).