Homemade Almond Butter is a smooth and delicious nut butter made in the food processor! This super easy recipe is perfect on toast with banana or other fresh fruits!
Freshly toasted bread with homemade nut butter is a healthy and easy breakfast idea!
Crunchy granola or smooth nut butters can be made in advance so lazy Sundays are your favourite day of the week.
How do you make Almond Butter from scratch?
To make almond butter, we toast our raw almonds, let them cool slightly, then blitz them up in the food processor.
Raw almonds can be easily sourced at the local store or even most fruit shops!
There is the option to add salt if you wish, or solely use the nuts to make your butter.
Once the butter is made, you can store it in the fridge for a quick breakfast on the go!
The ingredients you need for this recipe are all easy to find at the local store. They are set out in the photo below:
As you can see we need:
- salt (optional)
Almond butter is SO EASY to make! It is a healthy alternative to other spreads and jams and will have you coming back for more. Or use it as a feature on a fruit platter for dipping and dolloping!
Homemade Almond Butter Method
You will need a food processor for this recipe.
Blitzing the almonds till smooth takes a little bit of patience but the results are well worth the effort!
Step by Step Almond Butter
The steps we need to take are shown in the photos below. They are all super easy!
- line a baking tray with grease proof paper, preheat oven and add nuts to tray (photo 1)
- oven bake the almonds for 10 mins (photo 2)
- remove from oven and let cool slightly (photo 3)
- transfer cooled almonds into food processor with shredder blade (photo 4)
Next we need to:
- blitz to get the party started (shown in photo 5)
- keep on blitzing (shown in photo 6)
- use a spatula to scrap the sides of the food processor down and keep blitzing (shown in photo 7)
- be patient as it won't happen immediately (shown in photo 8)
One of the most enjoyable things about making nut butter at home is that you know exactly what goes into the recipe. It is pretty simple, but there is no second guessing or reading the labels!
- blitz, scrape down the sides to push the nuts back in (shown in photo 9)
- repeat, over and over (shown in photo 10)
- the ground nuts will get thicker and thicker (photo 11)
- then all of a sudden it will transform into smooth nut butter (photo 12)
Once the nuts have transformed into the nut butter, you can remove the lid and blade of the food processor.
Scrape any excess butter off the blade of the food processor.
Transfer to a jar (that has a lid) so you can store the butter in the fridge until needed.
BEST EVER Homemade Nut Butter
The nuts transform into this smooth, creamy and thick nut butter that is simply to die for!
It is a little bit repetitive to scrap, blitz, scrape, blitz, but the results are oh SO worth it!
Toast will never look so good as with your own homemade butter on it!
The texture of the butter is smooth and thick. If storing in the fridge, leave out on the bench for a couple of minutes to bring to room temperature (so it is easier to spread).
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day and healthy options up your alley, check out these ideas:
- Simple Avocado Toast
- Smashed Avocado recipe
- Salmon Avocado Toast
- Slow Cooker Granola
- Mixed Berry Smoothie
Have homemade granola with yoghurt a couple of times a week and on the other days, homemade nut butter for variety in taste and texture!
Homemade Almond Butter quick info:
About the recipe:
- we use only 1 ingredient for this recipe
- we use raw unsalted almonds
- you can substitute walnuts or other nuts for the almonds
- add salt when blitzing if preferred (taste prior)
FAQs about making Almond Butter at home
- more nuts = more butter
- the oven temperature is moderate
- this is a VEGAN recipe
- also a family friendly recipe
- this is an EASY recipe
Smooth Almond Butter Pro tips:
These additional tips are so that you can master Homemade Nut Butter from scratch:
- keep an eye on the nuts in the oven as they can burn quickly
- it will only take a couple of mins for the nuts to cool, save your food processor and allow them to cool
- a spatula (or butter knife) is handy for scraping the sides, make sure you turn the power off before this step
- store your butter in a sealed jar in the fridge
- use for toast, in smoothies or on sandwiches!
Can I freeze Almond Nut Butter?
Yes! This is a perfect recipe to freeze.
If you make a HUGE batch and want to freeze some go for it.
Use a sealed air tight container.
How to use Almond Butter?
Almond butter has a variety of uses.
Use as a simple spread for toast, in cakes or slices, as sandwich spread or in smoothies!
Homemade Almond Butter
- Grease proof paper
- Baking tray
- Food processor
- 500 grams almonds Note 1
- 1 teaspoon salt optional
- Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Spread almonds onto baking tray in 1 flat layer
- Place in the oven on the middle rack for 10 mins Note 2
- Use oven mits to remove from the oven and set aside for a couple of mins to cool Note 3
- Transfer the cooled almonds into the bowl of your food processor (shredder blade) Note 4
- Blitz the almonds for a couple of mins to start the nut butter blitzing process Note 5
- After a couple of minutes, remove the lid of the food processor (turn it off at the wall), use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl down and repeat.
- Keep this going every couple of mins. It will take approx 15 - 20 mins to turn the nuts into butter. Note 6
- The nuts will transform during this time till they turn into almond butter
- Store in the fridge in a jar or other sealed container
- Spread on toast and serve with sliced bananas!
- Note 1 More nuts is fine! Just make sure to have 1 flat layer when cooking (or use 2 baking trays)
- Note 2 The nuts will cook quickly, especially as the oven is preheated. Hang about and keep an eye on them as you don't want them to burn (as this can happen SO fast).
- Note 3 The almonds can still be 'warm' when you transfer them into the food processor, but not 'hot'. Hot ingredients do bad things to our food processor and we want to avoid that!
- Note 4 This is the main standard blade that comes with all food processors (inserted one), not the one that sits flat on top. Check out the process shots if unsure.
- Note 5 It will be LOUD at 1st as the nuts are whole and bang around a bit.
- Note 6 Blitz and scrape, blitz and scrape, it will take longer than you think!