How to Make Almond Butter

Learn my How to Make Almond Butter recipe and you’ll always have a nutty, creamy spread at the ready!


Hi Bold Bakers!

Just like making your own Homemade Peanut Butter, this method for How to Make Almond Butter is going to blow you away! All you need is one ingredient — almonds, of course — and a food processor. My simple method yields a rich, creamy, and nutrient-dense nut butter. If you’ve never had it before or opted for the same old peanut butter because of the price tag, get ready for your go-to homemade nut butter!

Almond Butter Benefits

Not only does it taste buttery and rich, but this nut butter is packed with added benefits other kinds simply cannot match.

The skins of the almond provide added fiber, flavor, and texture while the nuts are full of healthy fat and vitamin E which actually helps to lower cholesterol. It’s is high in magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants. On top of all that, the satiating effect of almond butter helps to stabilize blood sugar throughout the day making this nut butter the perfect snack.

From a spoonful on its own to using it in your smoothies and baked goods, almond butter is super versatile and has way more added health benefits than highly inflammatory peanut butter.

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What Kind of Almonds Should I Use?

I like to use roasted, unsalted, organic almonds. From raw almonds, it has great flavor too and is very smooth, but the toasty flavor of the roasted almonds really adds that extra aromatic nutty flavor. Feel free to use either in the same ratio. As long as they are organic, they are good to go!

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Can Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Always Be Swapped In Baking?

YES! Anytime a recipe calls for nut butter or tahini it can be swapped for a 1:1 ratio. This is one of my favorite ways to add that extra hit of goodness to my recipes.

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Can Almond Butter Be Frozen?

Almond butter can be frozen for up to 3 months. To use from frozen simply thaw to room temperature then give it a good stir and use as directed in your recipes.

How Long Does Almond Butter Last?

It will last covered and stored in an airtight jar or container at room temperature for up to 3 months. After 3 months, for longer shelf life, I suggest storing it in the fridge for up to 6 months.

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How to Make Almond Butter Recipe

Learn my How to Make Almond Butter recipe and you’ll always have a nutty, creamy spread at the ready!

  • 3 cups (15oz/426g) almonds, (organic dry roasted and unsalted )

Optional additions

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract,
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt,
  1. Add the whole roasted almonds to a large food processor or blender.

  2. Blend in 2-minute intervals, scraping down the sides of the food processor as needed. You need to blend the nuts until the oils come out of the nuts. This takes a few minutes. 

  3. Blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency. For chunky almond butter about 7 minutes. For smooth almond butter about 10 minutes.

  4. Cover and store the almond butter in an airtight jar or container in the fridge for up to 6 months. 

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