Making Almond Butter at home may sound lot of work but it is not at all. Rather once you made Almond Butter at home you never wanna go back to the store bought one. Homemade Almond Butter is way more delicious than store bought and the best thing about making at home is that you know what is inside. So let’s see how to make Almond Butter at home with just a food processor in less than 10 minuets.
If you know me from Instagram then you probably noticed I use Almond Butter literally on everything. I use almond butter on my smoothie, oatmeal, cake, toasts, even on my salad dressing. For the quickest but healthy snacks, I deep my fruits or veggies into almond butter too. I loveee apples, carrots & celery with Almond Butter.
Do I need Expensive or Special Tools to Make Almond Butter at home?
I used to buy my Almond Butter from store. Then last year when I was trying to make raw cheese cake and crumbling nuts on my “not expensive” food processor suddenly thought why not try to make some Almond Butter too! I read on some blog post that it very easy to make but required a lot of patience if you use food processor. I guess that turned me off from making Almond Butter for so long. Long story short, I made my almond butter on my regular food processor (It cost less than $40) in less than 10 minuets. More specifically, time remains between 5-7 minuets every time I make Almond Butter.
On the above picture you can see 4 stages of making Almond Butter. At the beginning I did couple of pulses to break down nuts and then let it work on power 1 for a minute. On this point scrape sides so it can form into dough & dough to creamy butter.
I usually roast almonds for 12-15 minuets in oven prior to put on food processor. Roasting help nuts to release oil fast. Also I like roasted smells from my almond butter. Naturally Almond contains less oil than some other nuts. So if you want to make this butter spreadable you may need to add extra oil. Also if you want to add flavor, you can easily do it just by adding cocoa or maple syrup or your choice of sweetener and salt.