Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

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Remember what happened when I bought two giant jars of natural peanut butter? No? Turns out we’re not fans. I took one of the jars to Boy’s house (mostly so they couldn’t give it back!) and I resorted to making cookies with the other jar, really delicious cookies: Go See For Yourself Here.

Given our history with all natural nut butters, you’d think I’d steer clear after that. Nope. No steering clear.

A friend posted her adventures with making almond butter on facebook and it inspired me to make some myself. Turns out, we love the stuff! (omgosh! a mason jar!)

Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

Garry, tasting almond butter for the first time: It’s good. Much better than the natural peanut butter.

I can’t think of a more glowing recommendation! This man is hard to convert from his beloved non-natural peanut butter. Sure, this isn’t that, but it’s might tasty. The best part for me is that it’s #1) all natural #2) has no added ingredients (unless you want them) and #3) it’s amazingly nutritious.  The mommy in us never dies!

Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?

Since this was my first time making almond butter, I started with 2 cups raw almonds. While you don’t have to roast them, roasting brings out their oil a bit and makes blending easier. Everyone loves easier!

I roasted these in my toaster oven, but you can certainly use a standard oven. Pour almonds on a jelly roll pan and shake pan until they are single layer. Start with a hot oven (400°) and roast without turning for 10-15 minutes. Use smell as your indicator of doneness. If at 12 minutes they are smelling deliciously roasted, pull them out. If not, wait for the full 15 minutes.

Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

Cool completely.

Next up, throw them into a food processor. Set the speed on high and grind the heck outta those badboys. Patience is a virtue. Almonds will go from whole, to course meal, to paste in about 5ish minutes, depending on how powerful your processor is.

This shot is about 2 minutes in.

Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

Soon, your almonds will resemble nut butter. Keep grinding until you reach desired consistency.

Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

At this point you can add anything your tastebuds desire. I added about a teaspoon of regular table salt to make the flavor POP! If you desire a sweetener, you could add a bit of organic honey or maple syrup.

Some folks store their nut butters in the pantry and simply give it a stir before using, but without preservatives, the oil can quickly turn rancid in climates like Texas, so in the fridge it goes. I made it that day and we used it later that evening and it wasn’t a hard mess to handle. It was soft and workable.

The one thing I’ll do differently next time is throw in a few cashews. (God-bless, you!) Who am I kidding? I’m gonna tweak this recipe every single time I make it. The joy of the yum!

Tell me what y’all are putting in yours. TELL ME!

Happy Nut Buttering, Y’all!


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  1. Thanks for this, Patti! Our grands do not love peanut butter, but do love almond butter. This grandma’s gotta make your recipe as a surprise. Another fave of theirs: my homemade applesauce.

  2. I LOVE this because we make POUNDS of homemade almond butter a week! Pounds!!! We make it the same way too! YAY!

  3. Gonna ask for a food processor for Christmas! I wanna make my own almond butter!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness this is fantastic. I love almond butter, but it’s so expensive! This is such a great alternative. Looks like I’ll be pulling out the food processor this week! 🙂


  5. Does the oil separate if you store it in the fridge? That’s my gripe with natural nut butters, for sure. Also, cashew butter, which costs a billion dollars in the store in amazing. I’ll probably make both, just as soon as a bcan get a real food processor.

  6. love this! so much cheaper too than buying it at the store.


  7. I love homemade almond butter – much better than the store bought kind. Walnut butter is also good, I make that a lot -with a little bit of brown sugar in it so it tastes better.

  8. As soon as the moving truck arrives with our stuff (come on Oct. 20th!!!) I am making this batch of yumminess!

  9. I think you may actually like natural peanut butter. I detest commercial, or packahed peanut butter. I think that’s what you tried. I don’t know what made me try it, but the bulk section of our grocery store offers fresh pressed/ground peanut butter and it tastes wonderful. … Like peanuts! I also get almond butter there. Try peanuts in your blender. You really might like it.


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