How To Make Almond Butter Using a Food Processor

almondsHave you checked the price of almond butter lately? The price is more than some are willing to pay.

Why pay ten to twenty dollars for an eight ounce jar of almond butter, when you can make your own?

You can buy almonds in bulk for a reasonable price and make your own almond butter for much less than it costs to buy in the store.

If you have a food processor, you can make your own almond butter. Making your own nut and seed butters is better, because you know how the butter is processed and you know what is in your butter.

How to Use Almond Butter

Use almond butter the way you use peanut butter. You can do the following with your almond butter:

  • add to your smoothies
  • eat with fruits or vegetables (banana, apples, celery, carrots, etc.)
  • eat it on a sandwich
  • spread on toast
  • add to soups
  • make a sauce.

You can use almonds in many ways. Besides soaking and dehydrating your almonds and using them for pates, crunchy, savory snacks, or adding to salads; you can make almond butter too.

How to Make Almond Butter

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Plastic Spatula
  • Storage Container

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of Almonds (raw (unsoaked) or soaked and dehydrated)
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of a Sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Salt

Directions

  1. Processing almonds in a food processor takes time and the almonds go through different stages, before becoming almond butter
  2. Pour almonds into the food processor.
  3. Process for about 15 minutes, making sure to stop food processor periodically to scrap products from the sides of container.
  4. Process until smooth.  Add the Himalayan pink salt and sweetener before transferring and pulse.
  5. Transfer almond butter to a container.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
  7. Almond butter keeps for two weeks or more.

Final Words

If you enjoy eating almond butter, but cannot bear the thought of spending the money, make your own almond butter.

Making your own almond butter is a good way to save money. It is also a fun way of getting your family’s help in the kitchen.

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  1. Aaron says:

    Hi Evelyn!

    This is one of those ideas where I slap my forehead and say “how come I never thought of that!”

    I never buy almond butter because even when it’s on sale it’s still expensive. And with a family of five you know how fast a jar will disappear in my home!

    If I wanted to add a little bit of sweetener what would work best, dry granules or a syrup?

    Thanks so much for the great idea. Next time almonds are on sale at Sprouts I’m buying double what I normally get and making some almond butter 🙂

    • Hey Aaron!

      Yeah, almond butter is too expensive. Making it yourself is the way to go, especially if you and your family like it.

      I would add the syrup only because I wouldn’t want any crunchiness going on and I think the syrup would blend in better, but you can experiment and see what works best for you.

      Cool, let me know how it turns out for you. 😉

  2. Bharat says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    I really enjoy eating almond butter but I think preparing it at home would save money. So I’m going to follow your instructions to prepare almond butter.

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