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Easy Homemade Almond Butter

Easy Homemade Almond Butter

Easy Homemade Almond Butter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Calories 156 kcal


  • 3 cups Raw Unsalted Almonds
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon (Optional)
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract (Optional)
  • Maple Syrup OR Honey (Optional)


Toast Nut:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the almonds to a round or square cake pan (or rimmed baking sheet).
  • Roast nuts for 3 minutes, shake pan then roast another 3 to 5 minutes or until the nuts are lightly browned and smell nutty (careful, they can burn quickly). Let cool until you can handle them.

Make Almond Butter:

  • If you are making crunchy almond butter, add 1/3 cup of the roasted almonds to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 6 to 8 times, or until the nuts are chopped into very small pieces. Transfer the chopped almonds to a bowl and reserve for later.
  • Add the roasted almonds to the bowl of a food processor. Process 1 minute then scrape sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Process another 2 to 3 minutes until the almond butter is shiny and smooth. Depending on the brand/variety of almonds you are using, this may take slightly longer.
  • As you process them, the almonds will go from whole nuts, to a fine powder, to a clumpy mess, and finally to a creamy smooth substance. Stopping and scraping or breaking up any large clumps will help to quicken the process.
  • When the almond butter is smooth and creamy, add the salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Process for 10 to 20 seconds and then taste. If you feel it needs it, add additional salt, cinnamon or vanilla. To sweeten it, add a teaspoon or more of honey or maple syrup and process another 5 to 10 seconds so that it is well incorporated.
  • For crunchy almond butter, stir in the reserved chopped almonds.
  • Store in a sealed container, like a mason jar, for a few weeks. It will last longer when stored in the fridge.

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