All you truly need to make a beautiful batch of homemade almond butter is a food processor and some patience! I enjoy homemade almond butter over store bought almond butter for two reasons:
1.) It tastes fresher and nuttier
2.) It is less expensive!
It’s also difficult (and expensive) to find organic almond butter. But if you’re making your own you can simply buy organic almonds!
I personally prefer to use roasted almonds because they taste better, and raw almonds will get cooked in the process anyway!
3 cups organic almonds
Patience ; )
Place almonds in food processor and press start. You’ll slowly start to see your almonds turn into a thick paste. Keep going! As you process the almonds be sure to stop intermittently and scrape the sides of the food processor to make sure all of the almonds are being processed. The paste will slowly but surely turn into a creamier texture. Around the 15-20 minute mark, the oils from the almonds will finally release and you’ll start to see smooth, shiny, creamy almond butter. This is what we’ve been waiting for!
Drizzle freshly made almond butter over sliced apples, celery or use on toast. Bottle up your nut butter concoction in a mason jar and send it as a gift!
Tip: Get Creative! Try adding cacao, maple syrup, vanilla extract, espresso, etc. if you’d like to experiment with different flavor almond butter. My personal favorite is adding 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
What’s your favorite nut butter concoction? I’d love to hear about it below!