Easy Homemade Almond Butter – Easy to make in a food processor, this homemade nut butter uses only almonds.
If you haven't made almond butter before, you should try it out. Especially if you really like almond butter. It takes a bit of time, but it's so easy. And it only requires one ingredient - the almonds.
I like almond butter with apples as a snack, spread on toast, stirred into oatmeal, and I like baking with it too.
How to you eat almond butter?
How to Make Homemade Almond Butter
Making almond butter is about a ten to fifteen minute process. If you have a good food processor, unlike me, you'll probably be closer to the ten minute mark. Mine is old, loud and not very good anymore. But it can still be done! It'll just take some time and finesse. (A super high powered blender might make this even quicker, that's just a guess though - I don't have one)
Start off with two cups of almonds in the bowl of your food processor with the S blade on. Start processing. They'll take a minute or two to get chopped up and will look like a fluffy almond meal or flour at this point. Keep going.
The next stage takes my machine about 5-8 minutes. Some of the pulsed almonds will settle on the bottom under the blade and the rest will rise along the edges to the top. Just keep turning your food processor off and pushing them down, and scraping the bottom and edges with a spatula. I do this about every 30 to 60 seconds. This also gives my machine a bit of a break. It gets pretty hot. It'll probably die one day while I'm making almond butter. 😉
Eventually the almonds will get to a chunkier, stickier phase where they'll fall down the sides of the bowl towards the blade. This is good, it means you're almost there! Push it down periodically if you need to. Keep going a few more minutes and everything will smooth out and it'll thin out a bit. Then just scrape it into a jar with a lid and you're good to go!
Easy Homemade Almond Butter
- 2 cups almonds
- Place almonds into the bowl of a food processor with an "S" blade on.
- Process the almonds. They'll go through a few stages. They'll turn to a fluffy almond meal/flour, then to chunky, then to a paste and finally to a smooth butter.
- Store in a jar with a lid.