Healthy DIY Almond Butter
Save money and make your nut butters at home! Here is a SUPER easy, healthy homemade Almond Butter recipe made all natural, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, vegan, paleo, and keto friendly too!
I feel so guilty knowing that I ever bought nut butter from the store. I never knew how much cheaper it is to make it at home… quite honestly, I didn’t know it was possible until a few months ago. Plus, it’s super easy, incredibly convenient, and oh so fresh and healthy! So let’s calculate how much cha-ching! we save by making almond butter at home:
One 3lb bag of almonds costed me $10.99 at Costco (YAY for food in bulk!), with the capability of making me ~5.5 cups of almond butter. That’s only $1.99 per cup!
Compare that to Artisana’s almond butter (the brand I used to buy ~1x a month), which costs $11.99 for a 16oz jar, or $5.99 per cup!
So after making this Homemade Almond Butter and trying to count how many jars of almond butter I’ve gone through (and extra dollars I’ve spent) over the years, I want to slap myself. Hard.
But you don’t have to slap yourself for wasting any money, because now you can make almond butter at home too 🙂
Healthy Homemade Almond Butter
- 3 cups Unsalted Almonds (you can use raw or roasted)
- In a food processor, add the almonds. Pulse until crumbly and flour-like, then grind constantly until smooth and buttery, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed (depending on the processor you use, this could take anywhere from 5-10 minutes). Feel free to add salt to taste or stevia to sweeten.
- Pour the mixture into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store.
With love and good eats,
Yum, I love making my own almond butter!
I suppose any nut butter works the same way, brazil nuts for eg contain selenium which is great for the metabolism or so I heard, is there any great loss of nutrient over time?
Wow, price differential really speaks for itself! No reason not to make my own now 🙂
I love making nut butters at home! I just made homemade pb for the first time and I am never turning back!
Looks delicious!! I love homemade nut butter:)
I make this all the time with a touch of raw honey 🙂 My favorite right now is Cashew butter!
Mmmm raw honey sounds delicious! (and so does the cashew butter….)
oooh I will try both the Almond (with some honey too) and the Cashew butter!
I keep meaning to make almond butter (I find myself going through it at a rapid pace). It’s always so rewarding being able to make things instead of buying them! AND almonds are one of the best nuts for you! 🙂
Apparently you need to get a Trader Joe’s near you, a jar is only 5 bucks there, and they have both raw and roasted in both salted and unsalted! Just a note [: My food processor is itty bitty and very old…can’t handle things like this anyhow. 🙁
It’s not really raw, just not roasted. 🙁 Just so you know…
Can this be done with a regular blender?…
If your blender is powerful enough, I’m sure it can. I made my first nut butter (pistachio butter) using a blender, however almonds will take much longer to release their natural oils so be prepared to blend for longer than 10 minutes! Also, I would suggest chopping the almonds before blending to make it easier on the blender.
Do you soak your raw almonds before making butter? I thought it was important to soak them first.
Soaking almonds helps us absorb the nutrients better, but I didn’t soak them.
Can anyone recommend a good machine to process the almonds.
I use a Cuisinart 4-cup food processor. A larger one will work better though (the smaller the processor the weaker it is and longer it will take). My sister has a 10-cup which worked well, and my friend made this using what I believe was an 8-cup? Ashley from the Edible Perspective (famous nut butter lover) uses a Cuisinart 11-cup food processor:
Vitamix -they are expensive but you will never be
Upset because nuts will be hard for regular blender and will burn out in a short time !
My Vitamix is 6 years old and still like new even
though it had been worked like crazy ! Get the
Best you can and like me it will last you a long time !
Smoothies , grind coffee, it will make soup and heat it too . Check it out !
have you tried it with a champion juicer
I didn’t realize that making almond butter was that easy.
Making this as we speak for my Mum’s birthday, on my late Nana’s 30 year old kitchen whizz – It’s needed a few moments to catch it’s breath outside in the cold 🙂 ~Shells
Haha hope you like the almond butter! 🙂
PS: Happy birthday to your mother!
Does it separate in the fridge or in storage? It drives me NUTS (no pun intended) when all the oil goes to the top and then you get this rock hard mess to deal with at the bottom. How is that prevented?
I hate that too! Luckily, my almond butter hasn’t separated once… it’s pretty thick similar to peanut butter. I’m not sure if this makes a difference, but I stored my almond butter in a glass jar with a tightly sealed cap.
Thanks for such a great explanation on this. I’m SO new to actually using my kitchen and cooking. You made it easy. Tasty too!
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This was great! Right up there with Costco almond butter for me. Looking forward to trying more stuff from the site.