DIY Almond Butter only requires one ingredient! Homemade almond butter is quick and easy to make. Make a jar and store it in the refrigerator as a healthy nut butter for breakfast.
I shared a jar of homemade almond butter with a friend the other day. She took a spoonful of it, and as the homemade almond butter started doing its magic on the roof of her mouth, she stared at me wide-eyed trying to get a question out.
How do you make your own almond butter?
She finally sputtered. I told her exactly what I'm going to tell you here.
You put almonds in a food processor and process until you have homemade almond butter. It's really that easy to make DIY Almond Butter.
Almond butter is made with just one ingredient
Did you know that Almond Butter can be made with just one ingredient? All you need are some almonds. The almonds will release enough oil to give you a spreadable almond butter.
What kind of Almonds do you need for DIY Almond Butter?
I prefer to use salted roasted almonds when I make DIY Almond Butter, but you can use any type of almonds. All types of almonds will work for almond butter. It's just a matter of preference and taste.
Salted roasted almonds give the almond butter more flavor than unsalted raw almonds. If you have a brand of salted roasted almonds you like, by all means, use that. The flavor of your almond butter is dependent on the almonds that you use.
If you want to use raw almonds or unroasted almonds for almond butter, you can.
Or you can roast your own almonds to use in homemade almond butter. Usually spreading the almonds out on a roasting tray and putting the tray in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350°F / 180°C will do the trick. Allow the almonds to cool before making almond butter.
DIY Almond Butter is really flexible, but you may find that need to make it with several different brands and types of almonds before you settle on one that you really love.
How long does it take to make Almond Butter?
How long it takes to make DIY Almond Butter will depend on your food processor. It takes mine several minutes. Every so often, I stop the food processor to scrape the sides down, then continue processing.
If your food processor does not have a powerful motor, you may need to rest it partway through, to make sure you don't burn out the motor.
Take a look at this series of photos, and it will show you the transformation that your almonds will go through. Don't stop too early, otherwise you won't have a smooth spreadable DIY Almond Butter.
How much Almond Butter can I make?
I make almond butter one jar at a time, so it's always fresh. Two cups of almonds (280 grams) gives me one jar of DIY Almond Butter.
You can make more or less, depending on the size of your food processor.
How do you store DIY Almond Butter?
I store all homemade nut butters in the refrigerator. When you are done making the DIY Almond Butter, give it a good stir to make sure the oils are distributed, transfer it into a container, cover the container, and put it in the refrigerator.
DIY Almond Butter can store for a few weeks, but I try to use it within 2 weeks.
Why make DIY Almond Butter?
If I haven't already convinced you to make DIY Almond Butter, here are a few good reasons why this recipe should be on your to make list.
DIY Almond Butter cost less than buying a jar of almond butter at the store and can be done with little effort. If you make a lot of almond butter, you can buy almonds in bulk to save even more money.
Besides saving money, DIY Almond Butter is great because you can decide exactly what goes into your almond butter. You can decide if you want salted or unsalted almonds, and roasted or unroasted almonds. You also know that nothing else is added.
It's also easy to make different flavored DIY Almond Butters. Some quick ideas are: brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. And of course, don't miss this Honey Espresso Almond Butter.
Now that you have your DIY Almond Butter, what can you do with it? Spread it on toast for breakfast, or make this Croissant Bread Pudding with Almond Butter Drizzle!
DIY Almond Butter - One Ingredient OnlyPrint Recipe
- 2 cups salted roasted almonds
- Place the almonds in a food processor. Process until the almonds have released their oils and you have a smooth almond butter, about 5-10 minutes, depending on your food processor. During the process, you may need to stop the food processor and scrape down the sides of the container a few times. During the process, you may also want to stop your food processor and allow it to rest, to avoid burning out the motor.
- Transfer almond butter into a container. Cover and refrigerate.