Homemade Almond Butter


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 118.1
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup raw or roasted almonds
    ¼ teaspoon sea salt
    1 tablespoon canola oil (or you can use sesame or other unrefined oil)


While almond butter can be made from raw nuts (which will give you the most nutrients), roasting the nuts just prior to making the butter considerably enhances both flavor and aroma.

To roast the almonds, spread them in a thin layer on a baking sheet at 300°F for about 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times to assure even roasting. (or buy already roasted nuts)

Combine the almonds and salt in a food processor, blender, juicer, coffee grinder, meat grinder or nut butter machine and process until the nuts are finely ground. (If you used a coffee grinder, switch the nut powder over to a blender at this stage.)

Add the oil and continue processing until the almond butter reaches your desired degree of smoothness, adding more oil if necessary. For chunky butter, stir in ¼ cup chopped almonds. Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

Variations: Substitute Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts for the almonds. Or combine two or more of these nuts in any proportion.

Makes about ¾ cup.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user C5GALAXY.

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe! I used coconut oil rather than canola and the result is delicious... almond with a hint of coconut! - 1/10/10

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but what I don't understand is why anything is needed beyond the almonds. I toss raw almonds into the food processor and run it til I have almond butter. It's delicious as is. - 3/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is very tasty. I roasted the almonds after spraying them with a little butter spray, sea salt ,cinnamon and sugar. I then processed 1 cup of almonds with the 1/4 tsp sea salt, added the canola oil, atleast 2 tbsp for me, more cinnamon-sugar mix, some organic honey. Halved the mix, +tsp allspice - 7/12/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will make this recipe however, I would not use canola oil. Too much controversy with canola oil... I will use coconut oil and see what happens. - 3/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just made this w/ coconut oil instead of canola, and it's the best almond butter I've ever had--MUCH better than store-bought. But half of it is hopelessly stuck in the bottom of my blender! :-p Will definitely make this again when I get a food processor. - 3/4/13

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