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There’s one thing I really don’t like about almond butter: It’s expensive.
That’s the only thing I don’t like about almond butter. In other words: I love almond butter! Ever since I got my first glass of almond butter, I was addicted. From then on I got almond butter for special occasions, like christmas or for my birthday. I cared more for the almond butter then any other christmas candy! And I did my best to let it last as long as possible…
I still love almond butter. Straight from the glass. On top of bananas or rice cakes. In oatmeal…
Actually… I only need a spoon. And my glass of almond butter. That’s it.
So here’s the good message: You can make your own almond butter! All you need is a food processor or a heavy duty blender.
It’s as good and as creamy as the store bought one. Trust me. I know what I’m talking about!
Make your own almond butter!
Homemade Almond Butter
- 2 cups almonds
All right, that was obvious ;)
Now the interesting part: Roast your almonds in the oven for about 10 minutes (350F). Be careful not to burn. Let them cool a little bit (it’s works better when they are still a little warm, so don’t let them cool down completely). Put them in your food processor or blender and mix! If you use a food processor, you have to stop and scratch the sides several times, until it’s creamy. Be patient.
If you use a heavy duty blender, like a vita-mix (that’s what I use!), push the almonds into the knife with your tamper. It won’t be long until you have a creamy, yummy almond butter!
If you feel like it’s not creamy enough, feel free to add one tsp native oil, like almond oil or walnut oil. This could happen when the almonds are a little older.
Creamy Almond Butter. You can’t imagine how excited I was when I finally got my vita-mix and could start making my own almond butter!
haha yess! almond butter is pure awesomeness in a jar :D beautiful photos!
Playful foodist said:
Aw, that you! Awesomeness in a jar – that’s it! Exactly!
We recently got a vita-mix, but haven’t had a chance to make nut butters yet. We’re thinking about chocolate-hazelnut butter. . .
Playful foodist said:
that would be like nutella… just so much better!
I just got a NutriBlend and they have a recipe for almond butter in it (not that you need a recipe… it’s just almonds!) I am SO excited to make some!!!
This makes me wish I liked almond butter! I’m not a huge fan but I do use it in recipes. It would be really cool to make my own. And Vita-Mix…don’t know where I’d be without my Vita-Mix :-)
I’m not fond of store bought almond butter but homemade is SO much better! I put in a little vanilla and cinnamon. Try it!
I love the creativity of your blog- it’s quite cute! And of course, this almond butter looks amazing!
Sawsan@ Chef in disguise said:
Thank you for stopping by my blog so that I can discover your space here
You are very creative and I love the sense of humor in your pictures
wow..the pictures look great..and for sure it would tast the best:):)
Beyond The Green Door said:
This is great! I’ve had the same issue with almond butter — and I love the idea of making it myself!
I’ve wanted to make my own nut butter for a long time. It’s definitely on my list of to-dos. :) Recently I tried to make some coconut butter from scratch – but to no avail. Have you ever attempted coconut butter perhaps?? :)
Playful foodist said:
As I actually love all kinds of nutbutters… Yes, I’ve made my own coconut butter quite recently, too! It worked fine for me…
What kind of coconut shreds did you use and what blender? Did it just turn into some kind of “flour”?
Your pictures are awesome!! and a big yes to almond butter too!!..yumm yumm
I love homemade almond butter! Actually…. I love all homemade nut butters ;)
Your pictures are lovely btw! :) X
Looks so tempting. I am a huge fan and is almond butter often in my vegan cookies. Looking forward to making my own…thanks! And thanks as well for stopping by my blog!
I will be trying this – never thought to lightly roast the almonds before smooshing them. I bet it brings out the delicious almondy flavour! Yummy!
I never realized how easy it is…
I have Vita-Mix envy. :-) Long ago I used to make my own nut/seed butters. Right now I don’t have a blender or food processor, so I need to buy something. Both nut and seed butters have not only gotten crazy expensive, but it’s almost impossible to find sunflower butter (which I love) without sugar. I have to avoid sugar like the plague due to my hypoglycemia.
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Wow, I never realized how easy this was. I’m going to try. Hopefully it works in my food processor
Playful and Hungry said:
It’s easy and so yummy! If you are not sure about your food processor, definitelly don’t try raw almond butter first. Toasting the almonds makes things easier for your food processor. You can also add about one tbsp of oil if the almond butter doesn’t get smooth enough.
i love almond butter.. and i love making them in my vitamix! your blog is cute;)
Yum! I always make raw almond butter and recently discovered a tasty addition. Occasionally I’ll add a pinch of salt to the almond butter as it’s mixing. It tends to augment the flavour of the almonds a bit. I love the lego theme of your blog posts- so cute.
Thursday's Child said:
Hello: Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for visiting my website. I love the little jars in the pics. Pretty neat.
This sounds so good! You’re totally right – almond butter costs a fortune compared to buying bulk raw almonds from Costco. I don’t have a food processor or a vitamix, sadly, but I’m hoping that if I roast the almonds and add enough oil that I can do this with my Magic Bullet. It’s worth a try!
I’m inspired. Nut spreads are crazy expensive so cannot wait to get cracking on making my own. Have been saving all my empty jars too. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)
Saskia (1=2) said:
Yum. This looks beautiful! I’ve never made almond butter before but do buy it frequently (along with sunflower seed butter), and yes, it’s frightfully expensive! A one ingredient recipe sounds excellent to me. Have bookmarked it.
Thank you for your visit and I love nut butters too! This looks sooo good…
Love almond butter, so I will be making this.
Question: did you use the dry blade of your Vitamix. Just got mine in the mail :))
Playful and Hungry said:
Definitely the wet blade! You can’t use your tamper with the dry blade…
ok great,,,i just got my vitamix and i’m still playing with it..yeah!!
This recipe looks wonderful- and the Lego croissant diver is an awesome touch!