Did you know how easy it is to make almond butter at home? You probably did, seeing all the recipes floating around on Pinterest, but I’m going to jump on the “it’s so easy to make at home!” bandwagon.
Nut butters truly are one of the easiest things you can make using your food processor. Instead of paying a premium at the store for organic nut butters (especially something like the Justin’s brand of nut butters), you can easily make fresh nut butters at home at the fraction of the cost.
Today, I’m showing you how I made a sweet almond butter! It tastes like I used honey roasted almonds. Yeah, really. But they weren’t roasted the way honey roasted almonds are, so I can’t call it a honey roasted almond butter.
The most time-consuming part of the recipe preparation for me was roasting the almonds. If you purchase roasted almonds, you are going to have such an easy time. You can omit the sugar if you’d like, as the honey already adds a deeper flavor to the butter than what just plain almonds would have.
Honey Nut Butter Recipe
Makes approximately 1 cup
- 2 cups roasted almonds (If you are using raw almonds, read my instructions on how to roast them)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup sugar (omit the sugar for a healthier butter!)
- 3 tablespoons salt
If you are using raw almonds, roast the almonds in the oven. Spread the almonds out in a layer on a baking sheet. Put in the oven, AND THEN preheat to 350F. Set the timer as soon as you put them in for 12 minutes. Keep taking them out of the oven every few minutes and shake them to turn them over. You will start to smell the aroma of them roasting and it might smell a little like popcorn (at least it did to me!). Let cool before processing.
Next, in your food processor, put all the almonds in and process for 10 minutes. Depending on the power of your machine, you may choose to process in segments so the motor doesn’t burn out. If you have a Vitamix like I do, start at speed 1 and then go to speed 10, and use the tamper to push down the butter. The butter will be done in 1 minute. You should get a creamy consistency.
Stir in the honey, sugar, and salt afterwards and you’re done!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
*Note* if you find the peanut butter too chunky, you need to continue processing. You may want to add a little water to help the blades cut through the almonds easily and smooth out the butter. Don’t add too much water, or else you will risk the butter thinning out and having more of a sauce consistency.
That’s it! So easy! You’ll never need to buy almond butter from the store again.Yum