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!
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!
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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!
- 4 cups dry roasted almonds
- a food processor
Add the almonds to the bowl of your food processor fitted with the S-blade.
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,
thick paste with a couple of dry bits,
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.
Store in an airtight container, in the fridge.