How to Make Homemade Almond Butter

How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen


Confession: I am obsessed with nut butters. Right now my fridge is full of natural peanut butter, PB2, Chocolate PB2, white chocolate peanut butter, cinnamon raisin peanut butter and now homemade almond butter.

Almond butter is usually my go to nut butter. I put it on corn thins, on fruit, and in with my morning Shakeology. It’s sweet, filling, healthy and expensive. I have found that around here the best deal is Costco, but since I live 6 hours away from the nearest one I decided to be pro active and just do it myself.

I bought a bag of unsalted almonds at Walmart and couldn’t wait to start!

I went to my trusty Pinterest account and opened up the homemade peanut butter tutorial I pinned, but it required oil – and a lot of it. I went and checked the empty almond butter jar and the only ingredients on the back were “almonds, salt”. So I tossed caution to the wind and just went for it.

How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Homemade Almond Butter

Ingredients

  • Almonds (I used half a bag)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)

Method

This is so easy, just a little time consuming.

How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

  1. Dump almonds into a really good blender (no Magic Bullet, it will burn out). I used my Ninja but this is probably more of a job for a food processor and start.
    How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
  2. Blend. This is what the almonds looked like after ten seconds, I made almond flour (this is indeed how you do that as well).
    How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
  3. Around the 7-10 minute mark of almost non stop blending (I did take some breaks to let the blender cool down a bit) I was getting frustrated. It still wasn’t getting creamy, and I didn’t want to dump in 1/2 a cup of oil so I took some coconut oil and added it it. I used about 1 tbsp, actually I think it may have been a little less.
    How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
  4. I had almost immediate results, so maybe there is something to adding oil! I thought the natural oils in the almonds would be enough, but in my case, it wasn’t. I’m happy that I used 1 tbsp of coconut oil but if you don’t have any, I’m sure you can use peanut, canola or even olive. In total I blended for roughly 20 minutes until I had a creamy results. I was able to fill a 500 ml jar with roughly half of a bag of almonds from Walmart (it was a smaller $10 bag).

How to make almond butter. This homemade almond butter recipe is so easy, all you need is a high powered blender (Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, etc). DIY almond butter is gluten free, chemical free, and half the cost! | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen


Let’s break down the cost:
Jar of natural almond butter: $9-$10 for 500 ml
VS
Homemade almond butter: $10 for 1L (approx).

 

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10 comments on “How to Make Homemade Almond Butter”

  1. Whoa! That is way more cost effective then buying it. I will have to try to make it next time.

  2. That sounds easy enough to make – it would be so yummy too!

  3. Love that idea! We go through tons of almond butter in my house, and I’ve never thought of making it. On my list!

  4. Oh gosssssh. I pay TONS for store made. I need to make my own. It looks so good!

  5. Girl you have far too much time on your hands! lol j/k That looks great! now only if almonds wouldn’t kill me!! My sis is Oh Natural so she’d love this recipe! I’ll pass it on!

  6. Randa,

    First off, I really like your website and the way it is designed. This is my first time to your site. As a new blogger, I am looking for sites that I enjoy to be inspired by. Your site inspires me!

    This recipe for almond butter is one of your recipes I plan on making very soon. I’ve never made my own nut butter before. It sounds super easy to do… fun too!

    Keep up the good work! I will definitely be back to visit your site. I followed you on pinterest, by the way. 🙂

    ~Stephanie @ http://www.sostephaniesays.com

  7. Randa,

    This is my first visit to your site — you have a great site! As a new blogger I am looking for sites to be inspired by. Your site inspires me. I really like your layout design & your style of writing. You have a lot of recipes I plan on trying as well! 🙂

    ~Stephanie @ http://www.sostephaniesays.com

  8. This is amazing because I’ve never thought of making this kind of product but it’s so easy

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