Homemade almond butter is a staple ingredient in my kitchen - its healthy, protein packed and delicious. If you have a few minutes to spare and a few cups of almonds you can make a jar for yourself as well!
In general, it's incredibly important to take the time to roast nuts prior to using them in a recipe. By taking ten minutes to roast the almonds before blending, the oils will have naturally released, imparting an intense taste and aroma. Heating up the almonds before blending will make for a much quicker process leading to an extra quick creamy result.
Grinding Almond Butter
As almonds are quite dense, you'll want to blend them in your food processor in stages. By taking the time to stop the food processor, scrape down the sides and around the blade, you will see consistent and quick results. This will also prevent your food processor's motor from working harder than necessary.
Storing and Freezing
Transfer your almond butter to a glass jar with a lid and keep it stored in the fridge. Almond butter will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. It’s also freezer-friendly if you want a longer shelf life. Just place almond butter into a freezer-safe air-tight container and freeze. Thaw it in the fridge when you’re ready to use it.
Alternate Nut Butters
There's plenty of opportunities to experiment with different nuts and various flavors! Here are a few examples to run with below:
- Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Powder
Nuts to Experiment With
- Peanut Butter
- Walnut Butter
- Pistachio Butter
- Cashew Butter
- Coconut Butter
- Brazil Nut Butter
- Food Processor
- Baking Sheet
- 2 Cups (286 g) Almonds
- ½ Tablespoon Avocado Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Preheat Oven to 350 farenheit
- Roast almonds in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through to promote even heat distribution
- Allow nuts to cool for 5 minutes before placing almonds in the food processor
- Blend nuts for a few minutes, stop to scrape down the sides, add salt and oil then continue blending for another 15 minutes.
- Once you are satisfied with the creaminess of your almond butter, remove nut butter and store in an air tight container