Make Your Own Almond Butter: A Delicious Peanut Butter Substitute

Almond butter is a delicious addition to yogurt, bread, and crackers.  It even makes celery taste great!

The only thing not so good about almond butter is the price.  Almond butter is usually twice as expensive as regular peanut butter – and that’s for the entry-level types. If you’re wanting the gourmet version, it can cost even more.

The good news is, with some patience and a little bit of muscle, you can make your own almond butter. All you need is a good blender, a fancy oil of your choice and, of course, almonds! Click more for our recipe.

  1. Measure approximately 3 cups of roasted almonds and put in the blender. (Our preference is for unsalted almonds as loads of additional salt will take away from the almonds’ natural, rich flavor.)
  2. Add approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil.  We prefer La Tourangelle’s hazelnut oil, but you can also use any high-quality walnut or peanut oil.
  3. Add a dash of salt (depending on your taste preferences).
  4. Place and secure the top of the blender.
  5. Start your blender on its lowest speed for about 20 seconds or until the mixture doesn’t move anymore.
  6. Stop your blender and use a spatula to move any remaining whole almonds the center of the blender.
  7. Replace and secure the top of the blender.
  8. Begin blending again by slowly increasing the speed to your blender’s medium-high setting and keep it there for about 45 to 60 seconds.
  9. Repeat this cycle as needed until the desired consistency has been achieved. (More cycles will be required for creamier almond butter; less cycles will be needed for chunkier almond butter.)
  10. Use your spatula to scrape your homemade almond butter into an airtight container. (If you want to be extra fancy and put it in a mason jar, go for it!).
  11. Wash your blender container immediately – because if you thought it was tough to get out the almond butter when it was freshly made, it’s even harder when it’s dried up!

Your homemade almond butter should be used within a week for optimal freshness.  For extra flavor or sweetness, add a dash of cinnamon or dollop of honey when using your homemade almond butter as a spread.

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