The Secret to the BEST Homemade Almond Butter

Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home! Find out the secret here... (Paleo, whole30, dairy free, refined sugar free)
I haven’t posted many recipes lately and there’s a reason for that. Namely, I haven’t been cooking much right now. It’s been the holidays which means if it wasn’t a cookie or chocolate, I’mΒ not bothering with it.

(Except for potato chips- I love potato chips. Eating gluten free with lots of traveling, holiday parties, and staying at other people’s homes, I end up eating lots of potato chips. But I don’t mind. Because I love them.)

But…now the holidays are over. I’m not big into resolutions, but I’m definitely into easing out of the craziness of holiday eating.

Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!

Delicious almond butter perfectly fits perfectly into my life right now. When I’m trying to eat somewhat healthfully but I’m still coming down off of wanting to EAT ALL THE COOKIES, my favorite go-to comfort food is almond butter. Sometimes I buy it at the store, but I love this easy DIY recipe, too.

Easy, yummy homemade roasted almond butter! Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!
Ready to roast! The best part? Easy cleanup! Just dump the almonds off the pan and wipe it off. Done!

The two best-kept secrets to making AH-mazing, super-yummy, scrumptious almond butter are:

  1. roasting the almonds and
  2. adding a little unsweetened, shredded coconut.

It may seem like it makes it more complicated to roast the almonds, but I’ve found that it actually makes it much easier. Roasting and processing the almonds while they’re warm seems to help them release their oils and break down faster in the food processor. You can process the raw almonds not roasted and cold but it will take an excruciatingly long time. (Trust me. I’ve done it.) The coconut adds a little oil to help it smooth out and it gives it a sweeter flavor.

Easy, yummy homemade roasted almond butter! Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!
Here you can see the texture when you first start processing it. Keep going until it’s smooth and creamy. (And ignore the difference in color here. This is from a different batch I made where I didn’tΒ set a timer on the roasting almonds and my mom called and I forgot them and they got a LITTLE bit too brown. But the good thing is, still yummy!)

Start off the almonds in the food processor by pulsing a few times just to break them up a bit. Then process them on low and medium speeds until you get the consistency you want. Smooth and drippy deliciousness is my preferred texture, but you can totally do crunchy if that’s your thing.

Easy, yummy homemade roasted almond butter! Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!
Mmmm… see? Smooth and delicious.

Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!

This is a fun recipe to play around with, too. Obviously, you don’t have to put the coconut in, or you could just put in a tablespoon of coconut oil. I like the sweetness that the shredded coconut seems to add, but that’s just me. You could add sweetener, if you’d like. You can throw in a handful of chocolate chips and make chocolate almond butter! (I just did thatβ€”it’s GOOD!) You could add a little more cinnamon and some other spices to make it taste like the delicious roasted nuts you get at the farmer’s market or festivals. Make it your own! And enjoy πŸ˜‰

Easy, yummy homemade roasted almond butter! Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!
Almond butter is really good on paleo pancakes…and topped with apple butter! Check the links for those recipes πŸ˜‰

 

Easy, yummy homemade roasted almond butter! Delicious almond butter is such a treat, especially while trying to eat grain-free. With this recipe, you can make the best almond butter, right at home!
It’s yummy on carrots and apples; also delicious on bananas, but they don’t photograph so well. πŸ˜‰

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Recipe Notes

Preheat oven to 350Β°.

Spread almonds on a cookie sheet or pan and roast for 15 minutes.

Remove the almonds from the oven and place them, along with the coconut, in a food processor (the sooner the better, in my opinion.)*

You may want to pulse a few times to break up the almonds, but then alternate between the low and medium settings on your food processor depending on which is doing the job better. Scrape down the sides as needed.

The mixture may look dry and grainy for a LONG TIME; don't panic, it just takes a really long time to turn to butter sometimes. (Again, it is faster if the almonds are warm still.)

Keep going until you have that delicious, smooth nut butter. Yum!

 

*I will note that all food processors may not be able to handle breaking down almonds. I had a little tiny one that I almost burnt out (but that was cold, unroasted almonds), Β but I've never had any trouble with my large, heavy-duty food processor.

 

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