Learn how to make homemade almond butter in less than a minute and with just one ingredient- almonds! No added oil, salt, or sugar needed.
As someone who LOVES almond butter, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to make my own.
I was never a big fan of peanut butter, so I didn’t grow up eating it often. Instead, I had almond butter. For the longest time, I’d fork out tons of money each week for a fresh jar of almond butter.
When I was gifted my first food processor, the first thing I made in it was fresh almond butter and I’m never turning back!
Why you’ll love this almond butter recipe
- One ingredient only. Raw and unsalted almonds…that is it!
- Cheaper than store bought. A commercial jar of this spread retails at around $8 per jar. This recipe makes enough for four jars AND still costs less.
- Easy to customize. Add some sweeteners (like honey) or some cocoa powder for some chocolate almond butter.
- Low in carbs and NO sugar. There are just 2 grams of net carbs and 0 grams of sugar per serving, making it a fabulous addition to a keto diet.
What I love about this homemade version is that you can make it as smooth or crunchy as you like! I prefer it on the smooth side as I use it in tons of recipes (like edible brownie batter and cereal bars!) or extra crunchy for my morning bagel.
- Almonds– Raw and unsalted almonds.
- Salt– Optional, but I love adding a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor of the almonds.
How to make almond butter
Roast the almonds: This will help make the almonds easier to blend/pulse, and also provide an even richer flavor.
Blend the almonds: Place the toasted and slightly cooled almonds in the blender or food processor. Pulse/blend until a crumbly texture remains (similar to almond flour). Use a rubber spatula and scrape around the side of the blender/food processor. Continue blending/pulsing until a smooth texture remains, regularly scraping down the sides.
Transfer and store: Transfer the almond butter in a sealable container or jar.
Like peanut butter, this spread is like a blank canvas so try out these flavor combos!
- Crunchy– Fold through 1/2 cup of finely chopped almonds into the freshly blended almond butter.
- Chocolate almond butter– Add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and a teaspoon or two of your favorite liquid sweetener, like honey or maple syrup.
- Maple almond butter– Add 1/4 cup of maple syrup (or keto maple syrup).
- Honey almond butter– Add 3 tablespoons of honey (or keto honey).
- ABC Butter– Swap out half the almonds with equal parts Brazil nuts and cashew nuts.
- To store: Almond butter can be stored in a sterilized jar or airtight container for up to six months.
- To freeze: Freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to six months.
What to serve with almond butter
Recipes using almond butter to try
Frequently Asked Questions
Almond butter and peanut butter both have similar nutritional profiles, however, almond butter comes out slightly ahead. It is higher in protein and fiber, and has less sugar too.
There are 90 calories in one tablespoon of almond butter.
Enjoying almond butter regularly and in moderate servings (1-2 tablespoons per meal) is a fantastic option for those on a weight loss diet. The higher fat content helps keep you satisfied for longer.
Homemade Almond Butter (in 1 minute!)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt Optional
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Place almonds on a large baking tray and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until fragrant and toasted.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Once cool, place toasted almonds into a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse until a crumbly texture remains. Give it a stir using a rubber spatula. If desired, add some salt. Continue pulsing until smooth and creamy, regularly scraping down the sides.
- Transfer the homemade almond butter into a jar or container.