With just a few simple steps and the option to customize, this homemade almond butter recipe is a healthy, affordable, and delicious alternative to store-bought versions.
- Cost-effective: Making almond butter at home can save money compared to buying it from a store.
- Healthier Option: Homemade almond butter doesn’t contain the preservatives that store-bought versions might have. Plus, you can control what goes into your almond butter, ensuring it’s as healthy as possible.
- Customizable: The recipe allows for variations in flavor and texture. Whether you like your almond butter sweet, salty, smooth, or crunchy, you can adjust the recipe to fit your preference.
- Versatile: Homemade almond butter can be used in various ways – spread on toast, added to smoothies, or as a dip.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: Approximately 1.5-2 cups
- 3 cups raw, unsalted almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
- Roasting the Almonds: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
- Blending: Once cooled, add the almonds to a high-speed blender or food processor. Begin blending.
- Consistency: First, it’ll look like a coarse meal, then clumpy, and eventually, after 5-10 minutes, it’ll turn into a smooth butter. Scrape the sides as needed.
- Seasoning: Once smooth, add in the sea salt, and any optional ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla, and honey. Blend again until well-mixed.
- Storing: Transfer the almond butter into an airtight container. It can be stored at room temperature for a week or refrigerated for up to a month.
- Enjoying: Use as a spread on toast, blend into smoothies, or dip fruits into it!
- Be patient during blending. The transformation to creamy butter might take some time, but it’ll be worth it.
- If the almond butter seems too dry or isn’t blending into a creamy consistency, you can add a little bit of oil, like almond or coconut oil, to help it along.
- Customizing your almond butter is easy. Experiment with other add-ins like cocoa powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, or even other nuts and seeds.
- Always store in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
Homemade almond butter is not just delicious but also economical and healthier. Enjoy your creation! 🌰🍞🥄🥤