Quick & Easy Homemade Almond Butter

This is so unbelievably easy & economical it might just blow your mind. Simply take the approximate quantity of raw almonds, such as 1 or 2 cups worth, and place in food processor that has the S-blade in it.

Run the food processor with just the almonds in it until the almonds begin to make a paste. You can add grape seed or light olive oil as the processor runs to make the almond butter smoother. Run the processor until you reach a desired level of creaminess.

If you would like to have a “crunchy” almond butter simply add a small handful of almonds to the already processed batch and pulse the processor until the almonds you just added are the size you like. THAT’S IT.


  1. The healthiest version of homemade almond butter would be to soak raw almonds in purified water for 10-12 hours, let them dry and then use to make the above recipe for almond butter. Soaking is not necessary to make almond butter but it does remove the tannins from the almonds for a more healthful almond butter.
  2. Before putting them in the food processor, you can roast your unsoaked almonds by putting them on a cookie tray, drizzle with light olive oil or grape seed oil, sprinkle with sea salt and stir well before making a more even layer of almonds on cookie tray. Then put tray in oven, preheated to 350 for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes. Once they are completely cooled you will have delicious “roasted almonds” to make almond butter with or just enjoy a little at a time as a snack.
  3. Lots of people who normally like things sweet tend to like the almond butter, raw or roasted, without any additional sweetness. Taste your almond butter before you remove it from the food processor, if you want it a little sweeter try adding agave nectar or coconut sugar, to taste, for a more healthful addition of sweetness. Food for thought… a little bit of agave nectar or coconut sugar goes a long way. Enjoy!

REMINDER: It’s good to try to cook & eat as healthy as possible but make sure what you’re doing works for you. If you let things get too complicated you might find that one day you just throw up your hands in frustration and give up all the good things you’ve been working towards. Moderation is good and much better than many choose to cook and eat. Even if you roast the unsoaked almonds, add lots of oil into your almond butter and plenty of agave nectar or even plain table sugar… your almond butter will cost significantly less, taste absolutely delicious and be MUCH healthier for you & your family than commercial almond butter. Pat yourself on the back for all the good steps you are taking towards a more healthy you!

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