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How to Make Almond Butter

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Learn my How to Make Almond Butter recipe and you'll always have a nutty, creamy spread at the ready! Here's how to do it.
Almond Butter

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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.

Almond prepped in the food processor.

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!

After the food processor, the Homemade Almond Butter takes shape.

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.

The Almond Butter is prepared.

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.

Almond butter recipe, jarred.

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How to Make Almond Butter Recipe

4.19 from 27 votes
Learn my How to Make Almond Butter recipe and you'll always have a nutty, creamy spread at the ready!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 14 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Learn my How to Make Almond Butter recipe and you'll always have a nutty, creamy spread at the ready!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 14 servings


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

Optional additions


  • Add the whole roasted almonds to a large food processor or blender.
  • 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. 
  • Blend until you've reached your desired consistency. For chunky almond butter about 7 minutes. For smooth almond butter about 10 minutes.
  • Cover and store the almond butter in an airtight jar or container in the fridge for up to 6 months. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Almond Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 TBLS)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Sodium 69mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Janet Oresick
Janet Oresick(@jaylo1013)
2 years ago

I’ve made my own almond butter in the past. My recipe is similar to this, but I did not add the vanilla or salt. I like the idea of those additions. I do roast my almonds in the oven on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes, and then let them cool before processing in my blender. I forgot to roast one time and ended up with a blob of almond paste. The roasting brings out the oils I believe and makes the blending easier.

Mira Koska
Mira Koska
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, my English is not so very good because I’m from Belgium so forgive my mistakes! But I must say, I find your recipes awsome and easy to make! Thank you very much, you’re the best!!!!

alexandra mesde
alexandra mesde(@alexgurl)
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, Can I use almond flour to make almond butter? Thanks

2 years ago

Gemma….your a genius……………..this stuff is so expensive at the grocery store…even the off-brand…………I was in love with you when you put the recipe for powdered sugar online the other day and now this! Thanks so much!

Colleen Meegan
Colleen Meegan
1 year ago

Can you please remove the annoying strip to the left of the screen that blocks the instructions?
Thanks so much.

Celestina Hernandez
Celestina Hernandez(@chernandez1228)
1 year ago

Hello Gemma, can I use peanuts instead of almonds for this same recipe?

Marie Santiago
Marie Santiago
7 months ago

I would love a recipe for pecans butter. ♥️

11 months ago

Hi Gemma,

How do you fix a runny almond butter? I bought almond butter and it was runny. Would it become thicker if I blended in some almond flour?

Also great recipe! Will try it next time instead of buying expensive almond butter.

11 months ago

Do I use the almonds with skin or without?

Tanvi L
Tanvi L
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! Can u substitute the almonds for peanuts and make peanut butter? Thank you for your wonderful recipes and your help!

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