Almond Butter ~ Savory Simple

Since I now regularly make raw almond milk, I decided to invest in bulk almonds to save money.  Totally worth it! I can now make milk for pennies on the dollar. It got me wondering what else I could do with them, and I decided to try homemade almond butter.  It’s unbelievably easy and incredibly economical.

This almond butter is a bit grainier than what you’d get at the store, but I like the texture.  You can strain it through a fine mesh strainer if you prefer it to be more like store brands.  The longer you puree, the smoother the butter will be.  It should keep in the fridge for several months.  You can also make this with just the nuts and salt.  The vegetable oil makes the almond butter more spreadable but it’s not essential.  You will have to run the food processor for longer, but the oil from the almonds will eventually come through as the machine heats up.


Almond Butter
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • optional: 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil (any neutral flavored oil is fine)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roast the almonds until fragrant. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending on your oven. You'll know they're ready when they smell amazing and are just slightly darker in color. Allow them to cool.
  2. Pulse the almonds with the salt in a food processor until they're finely chopped.
  3. Slowly add the oil while the machine is on, and continue to puree until smooth. This will take several minutes. Scrape down the sides periodically.
  4. The food processor will heat up the almond butter, so it may need to chill before it's a spreadable consistency.


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  1. Looks really good!

  2. Thank you for this!

  3. Do you just eat this on toast like regular butter?

  4. Mmmm! I love alternative nut butters, and your almond creation’s texture looks perfect (especially since I’m a chunky peanut butter fan)!

    Have you ever tried macadamia butter? A touch of sugar, a pinch of salt, and it’s outta this world! :)

  5. Wow! Super simple. I need to try this asap! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Really like the photo too! It whispers of “how simple!”

  7. Thanks for your comment! I just perused your ENTIRE blog and now have more inspiration for my own! All your food looks amazing!

  8. I like almond butter with sliced apples for a snack. YUM!

  9. Wow! How savvy!

  10. Carolyn Chan says:

    This looks great! Suggestions on how to use it?

  11. That almost looks like a drink! Great stuff.

  12. Thanks for posting! I’ve been wanting to make almond butter for so long now. I love it on sandwiches with fruit!

  13. This picture is DIVINE!!!

  14. seems like it’d be delicious on those pumpkin bagels…

  15. I had no idea if was so ingredient easy. :) This might be in my ability range! :D
    And as always, just love you eye for setting up a shot.

  16. I absolutely love almond butter but never thought about making my own. You’ve made it look so simple and delicious that I must give it a go! I wonder if I can bulk buy almonds here. Could save me a small fortune!

  17. kaliesthoughts says:

    Ineed some :)

  18. Leah Vanderveldt says:

    I have wondered if my little food processor could make me a nice nut butter – love it. Looks delish

  19. This looks fantastic! I may have to try it one of these days, when I’m feeling productive.

  20. Great, now you’ve got me craving some almond butter. On whole wheat toast with fresh peach slices… Mmmm…

  21. Looks so delicious!

  22. that looks awesome! and i luv the pic!

  23. Flip's Foodie Files says:

    amazing photo and cool jar! I’ve always bought cashew and almond butter but I’ll have to make my own now, thanks for the recipe!

  24. I love almond butter. This delicious recipe is a keeper! Just a quick question: Will a blender work as well as the food processor for this recipe?

  25. All I can say is: I want this. Now.

  26. pursuitofhappieness says:

    It is like you read my mind, I can’t wait to try this :)

  27. I love almond butter and I didn’t realize how easy it was to make it! I am going to have to start making my own now.

  28. wow that does sound simple and you get exactly what you want without all the additives.. awesome! c

  29. baconbiscuit212 says:

    This looks fantastic! Thank you!

  30. I saw this idea on food in jars as well and have been wanting to try it! Why not, when you can just whip it up in a food processor!

  31. This looks great, and I’m sure it’s way more economical than buying almond butter. I’m going to check out the almond milk, too!

  32. I definitely need to try this!

  33. This looks amazing! We love almond butter and almond milk, but I haven’t been brave enough to try them myself. Might be a project for next weekend :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Nice ;) And (as expected), so simple! I’ll be trying this soon…and experimenting with walnut butter (any thoughts on walnut butter?)…

    Nuts are pricey here, but my parents recently came for a visit, and their Costco Membership afforded me a few pounds of walnuts and almonds to play with :)

  35. Almond butter is much healthier….will make it for my husband
    hmmm…too bad i’m allergic to good stuff.

  36. I love almond butter on sliced apples. The best! I’ve tried making almond butter at home before and it didn’t come out very well however I didn’t roast the almond before doing everything else. Maybe that’s why. I will definitely try it again. Do you have to use a food processor or can you use a high powered blender?

  37. Thanks for sharing this! I love peanut butter, but I have been looking for an alternative for a while. I’m going to try this out (and maybe sweeten it a little) and use it on toast and fruit. This must be so rich and fragrant!

  38. Thanks for sharing! I suppose you could also spice it up too with different flavours. Going to try this with Chai Masala!

  39. coachingcarter says:

    Definately gonna make this a part of my stock. Almond butter is a bit pricey for what you get. Thanks!

  40. Do you think I could use this recipe with walnuts to make walnut butter? I’ve got a bunch of walnuts lying around and I don’t like eating them plain…not that there’s not 83746557392048547 other things you can do with walnuts, but I’ve been wondering about making nut butters at home!

  41. brightforce says:

    um I’m salivating big time. looks sooo yummy!

  42. Sahlia Painter says:

    That looks great! I will have to try this, I love Almonds :) Thank-you for sharing.

  43. thesmartcookiecook says:

    It’s funny; i’ve seen tons of homemade peanut butter recipes, and yet i’ve never thought of making homemade almond butter! it looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a go.

  44. Kay aka Babygirl says:

    Ahhh Almond Butter.. I can certainly use some right now.. I am so hungry now lol.

  45. We’ll have to try this — we have something like 40# (seriously) of raw almonds in our freezer waiting to be used :-)

  46. Awesome! I will have to try this!

  47. The first image looks gorgeous! Have you tried peeling the almonds? Peeled you can roast them even darker in the oven which also develops chocolate like aromas. Adding the roasted ground almonds to toffee caramel is also a nice combination – you might even use the dry leftovers from the almond milk making for that purpose.

  48. cityhippyfarmgirl says:

    We’ve always got almond butter in the fridge, but I still can’t make it as I need to get a better food processor. Perhaps santa will be generous this year!

  49. Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could discover yours! I made this recipe & it was bang on! It was so good! I will never buy them anymore because I will save a lot of money that way!!

    thanks again!! ;)

  50. HI, amazing site full of fresh, delicous recipes! I used to make my own paste with various nuts too. I was surprised how easy it was. I grind nuts to make nut flour, too. It’s very economical, you’re absolutely right!

  51. mmm.. looks yummy..

  52. Add me to the folks in awe of the dripping almond butter action shot! I make my own almond butter too, but just with raw almonds. It’s thicker than yours and wouldn’t run off a spoon like that. While I like the way mine turns out fine, I will have to try it with toasted almonds sometime just to see if it’s different. I’ve been imitating the raw almond butter from Trader Joe’s, so I just went with one ingredient, the raw almonds. I use a Vitamix. It works fine for blending up almond butter.

    • I purposefully thinned it our a bit for the shot. The almond butter I typically make it much thicker like the TJ brands. I’ve made it with raw almonds as well and both ways are good.


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