There’s no denying how delicious Almond Butter is. There’s is also no denying how crazy expensive it is to purchase. So why not make your own?
The perks of making homemade almond butter far outweigh the ease of purchasing it ready made. Almond Butter, like any nut butter is incredibly versatile, so feel free to get creative with flavorings and spices!
In this recipe I decided to go pretty basic since it was a first try. But any and all of the ingredients (except the almonds of course) can be modified.
3 c. Raw Almonds
1 tsp. canola oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground flaxseeds
More of a visual learner? Scroll to the end to see pictures of the process
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place almonds on a baking sheet in one layer and roast the almonds for 10-12 minutes shaking the pan intermittently.
As soon as the almonds are done, don’t wait for them to cool. Put them directly into the food processor and begin to blend.
The almonds will go through multiple stages before they hit “butter”. They begin as a flour like consistency, go through a dough stage and lastly will become buttery. Be patient, it takes time. Feel free to stop the Cuisinart and use a spatula to clean off the sides from time to time.
Once the almond butter is the right consistency, add in the spices. Blend again for another minute or so until fully combined.
Viola! Homemade Almond Butter
I suggest packing a big jar for yourself and minis to share with friends.
Keep the butter refrigerated.