How to make almond butter

Learn how to make almond butter at home using only almonds and a food processor! Get all the health benefits of almond butter, without any of the added sugars and aromas of store-bought nut butter!  Homemade almond butter in a jar - How to make almond butter

 Several months ago, I posted a recipe for homemade peanut butter. Back then PB was pretty much the only nut butter I consumed. Or should I say over-consumed? Eating a dozen spoonfuls in one sitting? Not a problem. I was totally addicted.

Truth is, I still consider myself a peanut butter junkie but I’m working on it and I’ve broadened my nut butter horizon. I added almond butter to the equation. Seriously delicious too. But guess what?

Until now I was buying it from the store and not making it at home. For some reason, I wasn’t sure it would work as well as homemade peanut butter. Boy, was I wrong!

a knife freshly dipped into homemade almond butter resting on a jar of almond butter

Last week, I was craving these grain-free, sugar-free fudge brownies from Texanerin Baking and the recipe called for peanut butter. As a recovering addict, you won’t find peanut butter in my house. I don’t trust myself with a jar in the pantry.

So I decided to go for almond butter, which I had not in stock. Instead, I had a big bags of roasted almonds => Perfect opportunity to try making my own almond butter!

So how to make almond butter at home? Easy! All you need to make almond butter is…almonds (duh) and a food processor. That’s all.

No oil, no aromas, no sugar, nothing. Yes, this almond butter has the full dose of health benefits minus all the add-ins that come with store-bought products!

When making almond butter from scratch, simply toss your almonds into the bowl of your favorite food processor (I used my KitchenAid) and process until smooth.

At first, you’ll think you’re failing, that it’ll never get past the crumbly stage but be patient and the almond butter magic will eventually happen! It took me about 15 minutes to reach this dreamy creamy consistency you want from a spreadable homemade nut butter. Patience is the key!

a tipped over jar of almond butter with smooth creamy almond butter running out of it

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How to make almond butter

Learn how to make almond butter at home using only almonds and a food processor! Get all the health benefits of almond butter, without any of the added sugars and aromas from store-bought nut butter! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword almonds, diy, easy, food processor, healthy, homemade, nut butter, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 32 tablespoons - about 2 cups
Calories 102 kcal
Author Marie of Not Enough Cinnamon


  • 4 cups dry roasted almonds
  • a food processor


  1. Add the almonds to the bowl of your food processor fitted with the S-blade.

  2. Process almonds until a creamy butter forms. Scrape the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula regularly. The almonds will pass through different stages: crushed,

  3.  powder, 

  4. powdery paste,

  5.  thicker paste,

  6. thick paste with a couple of dry bits,

  7. and finally creamy paste. It can take up to 15 minutes. Keep processing until you get a perfect consistency. If your processor is becoming too hot, take a break and start again when it has cooled down.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container, in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
How to make almond butter
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I started making my own almond butter when I discovered how expensive it was in the stores – and how unappetizing looking it was. I use raw almonds instead of roasted, and I like the subtle flavor of them. Patience is definitely the key, especially since it takes about 3 times as long to get the almond butter to the right consistency as it does to get peanut butter there. Homemade nut butters are so easy, so healthy, and less expensive than store bought. I would suggest that people wear noise-cancelling headphones when making nut butters because the extended period of loud noise from the food processor can be harmful to your hearing.

  2. I got to admit that I have never made almond butter at home as my food processor is huge and I’d basically need a kilo of nuts for it to work properly! But I guess I will give it a shot either way.Maybe with a pinch of cinnamon added ?! I looks too good!

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