Homemade Almond Butter - Super Simple One Ingredient Recipe
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Looking for a super simple one ingredient recipe? Here it is - quick, easy, tasty, creamy or crunchy, you know exactly what is in it - homemade almond butter!
Almonds, just almonds!! Plain, unsalted, unroasted, raw almonds. No exact measurement - I usually just fill a small sheet pan with almonds (maybe a cup or so) because I have a small food processor (if you scroll to the bottom, you'll see how much almond butter that makes)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread almonds evenly across a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking sheet or parchment paper.
Roast almonds in the oven for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are up, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
Once the almonds are cool, transfer them to a food processor or powerful blender and let it process and blend until creamy. You will be blending for a while - it will turn into what looks like almond flour, then a crumbly version of almond butter, and eventually will start to get creamy. You may think it will never happen, but it will!
After the almond butter is the consistency you like, remove it from the food processor and place in a jar. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy.
** Quick note about the food processor vs blender - I have tried to make it with both and I found the food processor to be easier for a few reasons. Mainly because of the shape of the blade, you don't have to scrape down the sides as often.
** Also note - please listen to your food processor or blender! You will be blending for quite a while to get the almond butter nice and creamy. If you start to hear weird sounds or smell something unusual, it may mean you have burnt out your food processor/blender. I have been there before (it was an oldddd food processor)! Just stop it, let it cool down, and start again.
Alright friends, we have some almond butter options here:
* For those of you who enjoy crunchy nut butters (I am in this club!) - this is how you make crunchy almond butter. As you are blending the almonds, remove some chopped up almond pieces and set them aside. Blend the rest of your almond butter until creamy, then mix in the almond pieces for that crunch!
*You can get really creative with this recipe! Try out different flavors in your almond butter - add cinnamon, maple syrup, honey, pumpkin pie spice, salt - the flavor combinations are endless. Mix or blend in your flavors once the almond butter becomes creamy. Taste along the way to see how much you want to add - remember, you can always add more. You can also try this seasonal Pumpkin Almond Butter Recipe from Registered Dietitian Kara @Karalydonrd
*If you want to give your almond butter an extra nutrient boost, consider adding chia seeds or flax seeds after it becomes creamy. These seeds will add fiber, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids (good for the heart).
*If you think just plain almond butter is kind of boring - feel free to make a mixed nut or seed butter! Almond and cashew butter, almond and peanut butter, almond and coconut butter, almond and pumpkin seed butter - mix together your favorite nut and seed combinations.
*Looking for recipes with almond butter? Try using your homemade almond butter in recipes like:
Zucchini Almond Butter Bars from Registered Dietitian Alexis @Hummusapien
Nut Butter Stuffed Salty Dates from Registered Dietitian Anne @Fannetasticfood
15 Creative Uses for Nut Butter from Registered Dietitian Kelly @KellyJonesRD
To wrap things up - this is a very basic almond butter recipe.
But the best part of making this yourself is that you can make it as exciting as you want! And, you always know the exact ingredients going into it!
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Anddddd here is what mine looked like! Not too shabby! I went the creamy route this time.