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    This homemade almond butter recipe is so thick, creamy, and delicious and it is so easy to make! You just need one ingredient, a kitchen processor, and 20 minutes to make a batch! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo and whole30.

    easy homemade almond butter in a jar with a spoon

    No exaggeration, making homemade almond butter has changed my life! It’s so quick and easy and I always have a batch in my fridge!

    Think it sounds complicated? It’s not! Skip the store-bought jars and learn how to make almond butter in minutes! This is so much more yummy!

    If you love almonds, be sure to try my almond cherry crumble tart!

    Why you will love this homemade almond butter recipe!

    • Easy to make: You need only raw almonds and a few minutes to make almond butter at home.
    • Creamy texture: This fool-proof recipe guarantees creamy almond butter every time.
    • Healthier: It’s much healthier to make your own nut butter at home than buy store bought that contain additional oils and additives.
    homemade almond butter in a jar

    What you need for making almond butter

    3 cups of raw almonds

    almonds in a black bowl

    How To Make Almond Butter

    • Roast almonds on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 F in the oven for 10 minutes and chill for 10 minutes.
    • Place almonds in a food processor (or powerful kitchen blender) and blend on high speed until creamy, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary.
    • The almonds will go from flour-like consistency, to thick chunks, and to a bigger ball. Continue to process until it turns to creamy almond butter.
    • Transfer to a mason jar and screw on a lid.
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    How long does it keep?

    This homemade almond butter has a great shelf life. Keep it in a sealed jar in the fridge and it is good to use for up to 2 weeks.

    You can also freeze it for up to a month. After a month, the oils will start to separate, so use it before then. Thaw the frozen butter in the fridge before using.

    How do use use almond butter?

    You can use almond butter in the same way as peanut butter. Spread it on bread or toast, it’s great on my banana nut bread, with oatmeal, on apples slices, make almond butter cookies, add it to a bowl of yogurt, or to your breakfast smoothie for some added protein. It’s also great eaten straight off the spoon!

    almond butter spread on a toast

    Why make almond butter?

    Homemade is so much more flavorful than the store-bought jars which can also have oils, salt and sugar added. It’s way cheaper and it only takes 10 minutes and a little bit of patience!

    What does it taste like?

    This organic almond butter is comparable to peanut butter in flavor, but I find it nuttier and richer. It’s a great alternative for those that have a peanut-only allergy.

    Nutrition and benefits of almond butter

    Almonds are a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, as well as being high in vitamins B2 and E. One tablespoon of plain, unsalted raw almond butter contains 98 calories.

    homemade almond butter in a jar

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips for the Best Almond Butter recipe

    • Be patient! It will take about 10 minutes in the food processor for the almonds to turn into a smooth butter spread. The almonds go through several stages before they turn into spreadable almond butter.
    • Don’t skip roasting the almonds. This really helps to bring out their natural flavors.
    • Use unsalted nuts, and then season to your own taste.
    • Don’t add any liquid to the food processor, this can cause the butter to seize as the oils are released.
    • If you like, you can add a little raw honey or maple syrup to the creamy nut butter mixture for a hint of sweetness. Be sure you add it at the end. You could also add some ground cinnamon, pinch of salt or vanilla extract.
    • Alternatively to a food processor, you can use a Vitamix or a high-speed blender.
    creamy almond butter in a jar

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    Almond Butter

    This homemade almond butter is so thick, creamy and delicious and it is so easy to make! You just need one ingredient, a blender and 20 minutes to make a batch! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo and whole30.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 16 servings
    Calories 154kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 cups raw almonds

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Roast almonds at 350 F for about 10 minutes and chill for 10 minutes.
    • Place almonds in a food processor (or kitchen blender) and process until creamy, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary. (The almonds will go from flour-like consistency, to thick chunks and to a bigger ball. Continue to process until it turns to a creamy almond butter – about 10 minutes.)
    • Transfer the creamy almond butter to a mason jar and screw on a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Be patient! It will take about 10 minutes in the food processor for the almonds to turn into a smooth butter spread. The almonds go through several stages before they turn into spreadable almond butter.
    • Don’t skip roasting the almonds. This really helps to bring out their natural flavors.
    • Use unsalted nuts, and then season to your own taste.
    • Don’t add any liquid to the food processor, this can cause the butter to seize as the oils are released.
    • If you like, you can add a little raw honey or maple syrup to the creamy nut butter mixture for a hint of sweetness. Be sure you add it at the end. You could also add some ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, or vanilla extract.
    • Alternatively to a food processor, you can use a Vitamix or a high-speed blender.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Condiment
    Cuisine American
    Keyword almond butter, homemade almond butter, how to make almond butter
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    What is considered the serving size for the calorie count? One tablespoon? Two tablespoons?

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