Nut butters are great to have around, especially if you have children. But, outside of peanut butter they can get pretty expensive. So, in keeping with the theme of Shane & Simple, here’s your introduction into the world of How To Make Homemade Almond Butter.
Here’s the best part – ONE INGREDIENT! No extra oils, sugars, etc. Just almonds!
My personal preference is almonds, but you can use any nut you like.
Start out by roasting 3 cups of raw almonds in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let your nuts completely cool (that’s what she said). Then, place the almonds in a food processor and here we go!
Once the fun begins, the almonds will turn into ground up meal…
…and in 11-13 minutes, ALMOND BUTTER!
Pour your new master piece into a fancy little jar like the one you see here so everyone thinks you’re hip and incredibly cool.
Pop the top and take a nice picture with a knife in it so you can text all your friends and put this on instagram…
…and finally, spread some of that $#!+ on a piece of toast and reward yo’ self! You’ve earned it. You just made almond butter. Congrats!
Yield 1 1/2 cups
How to make your own healthy, creamy and delicious almond butter at home. You can get creative and make your own blends and save money.
- 3 cups raw almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spread almonds onto a baking sheet. Roast in oven for 10-12 minutes. You want them smelling good and browned a bit...not stinky and burned.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Usually about 10 minutes or so.
- Place almonds in food processor and let process until you see almond butter. This part of the process usually takes around 11-12 minutes so please, be patient. The nuts should go from whole, to ground up & choppy, to lumpy, and finally, nut butter. Also, you will more than likely need to stop the food processor periodically to scrape down the sides...perfectly normal.
- Once you have your almond butter like you want it, eat it, show it off, or store refrigerated in a jar. It should last for a few weeks.
Once you have created a creamy nut butter, feel free to get creative. Add 1/4 cup of non-dairy chocolate chips to make an incredibly decadent cocoa almond butter.
Add chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax, etc. to make this nut butter a protein power bomb.