Homemade Almond Butter

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Homemade almond butter is easier then you may think (it was definitely easier then I thought!).

Literally, all you need to do is pop some almonds into a food processor and blend.  It does take some time though (anywhere between 15-25 minutes) and you will need to periodically scrape down the sides.

I have found that warming the almonds first, helps them to break down a bit faster, but it’s not 100% necessary.

Watch the video below for the step-by-step, plus all of my extra tips and tricks to end up with a smooth and creamy homemade almond butter.

Have you ever made a homemade nut butter before?  Which nut is your favorite?

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Homemade Almond Butter Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 1 servings
Author: Dani Spies


  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt optional


  • Pre heat oven to 250.
  • Place almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and warm in the oven for 12-15 minutes. If you want a roasted flavor, leave the almonds in the oven a little longer until they are warm and golden brown. *note: you can skip this step but I find the warm almonds turn into almond butter faster then room temperature almonds, so I prefer to start with them warm.
  • Place warmed almonds into your food processor and pulse a few times until the almonds have begun to break down. Then let the processor run, stopping whenever you need to scrape the almonds off the sides of the processor.
  • Once the old release from the almonds it will become very smooth and creamy. This is what you are looking for. Be patient, it can take anywhere between 15-25 minutes.
Course: DIET, how-to, KITCHEN BASICS
Cuisine: American, gluten free, kids