Easy, healthy and delicious homemade Almond Butter – similar to peanut butter but made with roasted almonds. SO good!
So the other day, my two little boys and I ventured into the fun world of Sprouts health food store. Do you have those where you live? They’re awesome. Lots of healthy foods you can’t normally find in the regular supermarket. Tons of herbal medicines and organic goods & produce.
Anyway, I went down the aisle with the peanut butters and was stunned. There were like 30 different brands of almond butters! Um, why have I never tried almond butter before?! It’s the same thing as peanut butter except made with roasted almonds instead of peanuts. And we all know how healthy almonds are for you right??
I always have a little container of almonds in my purse and in my pantry for those moments when I’m hungry and need a quick pick-me-up. Not to sound like an old lady, but sometimes I get tired of chewing them, haha!
Almonds are one of those magical snacks that fill you up for awhile, even if you have a small handful of them because they’re full of healthy fats and lots of protein and fiber.
Now, picture almonds in butter form. I’m not kidding one bit when I say it’s flippin amazing. I made this almond butter and I had to make it again and again. My husband and I absolutely loved it. I put it in these No-Bake Granola Bites and would also eat it with sliced apples as a snack, or just a spoonful of it if I was searching the fridge. It makes an awesome breakfast spread on toast or a great pre-workout snack.
It stays good in the refrigerator for a couple weeks and is super easy to make. You just roast your almonds and then puree them in the food processor. Add a tiny bit of sea salt and melted coconut oil and you’re good to go. Easy, healthy and delicious.
- 2 cups raw almonds
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp. coconut oil or try maple syrup, honey or agave
- Preheat oven to 375º. Spread almonds out on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Roast for 6-8 minutes until slightly toasted and darker brown - be careful not to burn them!
- After the almonds have cooled a bit, place in a food processor and grind for about 10-15 minutes, stopping every few minutes to push down the sides. Continue processing until it becomes creamy.
- Sprinkle in the sea salt and the coconut oil and blend for another few minutes until it reaches the desired texture and consistency.
- Store in a sealed container or a mason jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. It's absolutely delicious on toast, with apples or just by itself!
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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
I love almond butter! This would be such a cheaper (and better) alternative to buying almond butter. And I love that the almonds don’t need to be soaked over night. This way is so much quicker. I can’t wait to give this a try Jen!
Oh Chelsea, do share! Are there recipes that require you to soak the almonds overnight?! I am way too unorganized to do that ahead of time, lol! I hope you do try it – it’s one of my fave things right now! Thanks for the comment, Chelsea! I’m off to check out your blog… 🙂
[email protected] Creekside Cook says
The only time I get to visit Sprouts is when visiting my folks – there aren’t any around our area. But I do love almond butter – everything almond really. I like the idea of adding some coconut oil to this – thinking I will give a try later this week!
YES!! Seriously, try it this week! It is so good to have around to snack on! If you do try it, let me know what you think!
Charlene Haugsven says
So glad you liked it! It really is so easy and I always grab a spoonful when I have a sugar attack 😉 . Usually this does the trick to calm my sweet tooth.
Oh my heck, Charlene! It is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!!
I make homemade almond butter on a weekly basis — we really go through it here! I’ve never added coconut oil to it before, and that sounds like a great idea!
I have bought almond butter once.. 🙂 and then I fell in love with it and just started making it at home.
Isn’t it SO good?! I love it and seriously eat it every day!
I’ve never had almond butter, but I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I wish we had cool stores like that around this frozen tundra! I need to branch out and try this Almond Butter! YUM!
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I’ve never tried different kinds of nut butters but this looks awesome, Jen! Can’t wait to give it a try!
I just made this and it’s delicious. I had to increase the amount of oil to 1 tbs and added 1 tbs of agave. I am going to make this next time with maple. Thanks for the recipe!
I’m so happy you liked it Elizabeth! It’s definitely a winner!
I am OBSESSED with Almond Butter so I can’t wait to try your recipe! Sprouts makes their own and it’s my favorite so far (the Salted Creamy one in the tubs by the bulk nuts – yummmm). I’m not sure if you’re a fan of blueberries, but here is a link to my blog with one of my all time favorite breakfasts with none other than – you guessed it – ALMOND BUTTER. I could seriously eat this for breakfast everyday for the rest of my life. It’s that delicious. http://www.poshpair.com/get-cookin/berrylicious-almond-butter-toast
Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes.
YUMMY!! Thanks Christina!!
Hi Jen! How powerful is your blender? I can’t seem to get mine to blend the almonds enough to make the paste!
Hi Danae! I actually used my food processor not my blender. It’s sort of a crappy food processor too, and it still worked! You need to let it blend for awhile, though. Let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks for the comment!
Lucky! I had to add coconut oil to mine and it still didn’t come out that great. :/ Oh well!