Homemade Almond Butter

Almond butter makes a perfect, nutritious snack smeared on an apple. It’s also great on whole grain bread or on a toasted waffle for breakfast. My kids love it so much that they ask for an “almond butter lollipop,” which is just almond butter served straight up on a spoon!

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons plain almond milk

  • Place the almonds in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until finely ground. Add honey, salt and almond milk, then process until full blended. Depending on the power of your food processor, almond butter should have a bit of a “chunky” quality. If you can get it “smooth,” which is actually what I prefer, let me know how you did it and with what equipment!
  • UPDATE: I just became the proud owner of a Vitamix. This is the machine to make “smooth” almond butter. It actually works a little better with a neutral oil, such as canola, in place of the almond milk.
  • Keep covered in the refrigerator.
  • Quick Tips
  • 1. I love the natural flavor of raw almonds. If you prefer roasted almonds, you can place the almonds on a baking sheet and roast them at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and proceed as directed above.
  • 2. There are no preservatives in this almond butter, obviously. For that reason, be sure to keep it in the fridge. It’s not like the stuff you buy in jars at the grocery that can live in your cabinets for months on end. You may need to stir it a bit before using it after it’s been sitting in the fridge.
  • 3. Feel free to experiment with the salt content here. I like mine just a bit on the salty side, so I tend to be a little heavy handed on the salt. You can, of course, skip it altogether if you are concerned about sodium.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1 cup

2 responses to “Homemade Almond Butter”

  1. Amanda says:

    I’m so glad I found this recipe. I love almond butter but it is so expensive and my local health food store only carries unsalted which is kind of bland. This sounds yummy and easier to spread. I have a Vitamix so I’m aiming for smooth, too. 🙂

    • Alicia says:

      Thanks for your comment, Amanda. I hope it works well for you! I am finding that my own lightly salted/lightly sweet variety is better than anything I can find in the stores anyway. Enjoy!

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