I absolutely love almond butter. It can go with absolutely anything and tastes delicious. It is packed with nutrients, good fats, and is possibly my single favourite comfort food.
However store bought almond butter can be expensive. Having played around with a couple of different options today, I have finally cracked the way to make it much more affordable by making it at home.
Literally all you need are almonds and a food processor.
Homemade Almond Butter Recipe
- 350g almonds
- Pinch of sea salt
Method For Homemade Almond Butter
It is unbelievably simple.
- Preheat your oven for about 10 minutes on 190°C.
- Spread your almonds evenly over a baking tray and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes. You should be able to get a bit of a nutty or almondy smell when you open the oven door.
- Allow to cool slightly. The almonds should be warm – not hot and not room temperature.
- Put one third of the almonds in a food processor and blend until they turn to ground almonds and start to stick to the sides of the food processor container a little bit.
- Add the next third of the almonds and repeat, and then do the same again with the final third.
- Now comes the time for a bit of patience and persistence. You just have to keep blending the damn mixture in the food processor.
- When the bits start to get stuck to the side, stop, scrape them back into the middle with a spatula and then blend some more and keep going until it becomes a proper paste and the oils separate – like it should happen with almond butter.
- It will eventually become the smooth creamy mixture you want.
For a bit of variety:
- For a crunchy texture, add some whole almonds as soon as it becomes butter so they get chopped into your almond butter
- Add stevia to create a sweet version
- Add cacao or dark chocolate for a nutty, chocolatey treat
- Use a mixture of nuts instead of just almonds – cashews, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts all work the same for this
So that is how you make homemade almond butter – definitely give it a go!