How to Make Raw Almond Butter at Home

By Rena Awada |

Learning how to make thin and creamy almond butter at home is as easy as ever! With a food processor, salt, and some almonds, you can create your very own homemade almond butter that tastes good!

almond butter in glass jar with white linen

Homemade almond butter is naturally thin, creamy, and runny – the perfect texture for when you’re adding almond butter to baking recipes, overnight oats, drizzling over fruit, etc. You won’t ever want storebought almond butter again because this recipe is so yummy, easy, and cost-effective.

All you need is a food processor (or Vitamix!) to make raw almond butter at home. In only a few minutes, you’ll have delicious nut butter ready to be eaten or stored in a jar until ready to use. We love keeping homemade almond butter around the house because it’s rich in protein and tastes so yummy in smoothies or lunchboxes with apples.

Why Homemade Raw Almond Butter is the Best

  • Easy to make: Making almond butter at home is super simple because all you need is a food processor or high-speed blender. Just grab some almonds, place them in the blender, and blend!
  • Naturally filling: Raw almond butter is naturally high in Omega-3s, protein, amino acids, fats, and healthy carbs which makes it the perfect snack for whenever you’re trying to eat healthily.
  • Great for meal prep: Prepare for the week by making a batch of almond butter to keep at home or work. All you have to do is open the jar to start snacking!
  • Cheaper than storebought: You’ll get your money’s worth by buying almonds in bulk and preparing your almond butter at home, plus you’ll have plenty of leftovers.
bowl of whole almonds with white towel

What’s Healthier Almond or Peanut Butter?

Both are rich in nutrients, healthy fats, fiber, and protein, but almond butter is slightly more nutritional because it has less sugar than peanut butter. Although peanut butter has a little more sugar than almond butter, it contains more protein.

How do I make Almond Butter?

You’ll want to make this raw, creamy almond butter again and again. In just very few steps, you’ll have your favorite nut butter ready in no time!

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, spread a thin layer of almonds onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Once the oven has fully preheated, place the baking tray with almonds into the oven. Toast the almonds in the oven for ten minutes, stirring halfway. Remove the almonds from the oven and allow them to cool for ten minutes.

Next, place the toasted and cooled almonds into a food processor (or blender.) Lightly pulse the almonds little by little, pause to clean the sides of the food processor, then continue to chop the almonds until they become smooth.

This step takes the longest. The almond butter will eventually get creamier and creamier as you keep blending it. Keep blending until the almond butter starts to become thin and ultra-creamy like below.

Finally, you can add your add-ins like salt or spices. Add one teaspoon of salt, then continue to blend the almond butter.

Once the almond butter has become runny and the salt has been added, it’s ready to be served or stored. Carefully, pour the almond butter into a jar with a tight-fitting lid so it remains fresh until you’re ready to eat it.

almond butter in glass jar with white linen

Enjoy! Raw almond butter is tasty with crackers, banana slices, other types of fruit, oats, milkshakes, smoothies, etc. There are so many uses for natural almond butter!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does homemade almond butter last?

If stored in an airtight container or jar, the almond butter will last at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Is almond butter healthy?

Yes, almond butter contains a high amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body benefits from. Almond butter is naturally filling and will keep you full longer compared to other foods.

Can I use a blender to make almond butter?

Yes, just make sure the blender is high-speed.

front view of almond butter in jar with lid

Notes and Tips

  • Even though it may seem like the almond butter will never get creamy, it will get there! Just keep blending in the food processor until it starts to become creamy and thin.
  • Toasting the almonds brings out the naturally nutty flavors and makes the almond butter more delicious.
  • Store the almond butter leftovers either in the refrigerator or in a cool dry spot at room temperature.

Ways to Use Almond Butter

There are so many tasty ways to enjoy almond butter; it’s the perfect solution for whenever you’re needing a pick-me-up.

Smoothies
Overnight oats
Sandwiches
Drizzle over fruit
Sauces
Protein shakes
Ice cream
Raspberry Almond Butter Cups
Fudge
Keto Almond Butter Cups

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How to Make Almond Butter at Home

Step-by-step process of how to make almond butter at home with just 2 ingredients.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Rena

Equipment

  • food processor or high-speed blender

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A dash of Vanilla or Cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread a thin layer of almonds onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the baking tray with almonds into the oven. Toast the almonds in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring halfway. Remove the almonds from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Place the toasted and cooled almonds in a food processor (or blender.) Lightly pulse the almonds little by little, pause to clean the sides of the food processor, then continue to chop the almonds until they become smooth.
  • The almond butter will eventually get creamier and creamier as you keep blending it. Keep blending until the almond butter starts to become thin and ultra-creamy like below.
  • Finally, you can add your add-ins like salt or spices. Add one teaspoon of salt, then continue to blend the almond butter.
  • Once the almond butter has become runny and the salt has been added, it's ready to be served or stored. Carefully, pour the almond butter into a jar with a tight-fitting lid so it remains fresh until you're ready to eat it.

Notes

  • Every once of almond butter is 155 calories
  • Yields about 1.5 cups of almond butter and a 16-ounce jar
  • Store the almond butter leftovers either in the refrigerator or in a cool dry spot at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.3IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
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