Did any of you suspect that I was going to make my first batch of homemade almond butter!?
The lovely Melissa suggested that I try making my own! I always wondered how it would turn out and hearing about her experience made me want to take the leap!
Homemade Raw Almond Butter
Ingredients: 2 cups raw almonds
Directions: Place 2 cups of raw (or toasted) almonds into food processor. Process for about 15 mins. scraping sides frequently. 2 cups of Almonds makes about 1 jar or a bit less.
The almonds will stick to the sides pretty much the entire process. Lots of stopping and scraping involved. Patience is key!
Do I see some solidification!? :)
I almost squeeled for joy when I saw this:
After about 15 mins:
Can you believe it was this easy!?
In a container it went!
I am so happy this was successful- and SO easy! It is foolproof. I didn’t even have to add any oil like I read I would have. I think patience is key. If you process it enough it will eventually get the right consistency without any added oil.
I am so happy that I have this now because it has been a couple weeks without any nut butter in our house! I had to stop buying it as a budget cut back. Goodbye Maranatha hello homemade goodness! :D
My next homemade experiment? Almond milk!
” When forgiving others, you may actually be forgiving yourself. Therefore, forgive frequently.”
First time making this today; I used a blender and it turned out beautifully. It didn’t take as long as I’d thought it would and it was very delicious (love almonds). Definitely going to make again soon. Thank you for sharing this, Angela – your recipes never fail to amaze me!
For how long can you keep the almond butter in the fridge?
Hi Melissa, It should last in the fridge for up to 1 month in an airtight container. Hope this helps!
Patience is KEY. I found you need to really commit a block of time to really do this. I almost gave up halfway through but just waiting a little bit longer creates awesome results. Thank you!
You say 2 cups of raw almonds makes 1 jar. How much is that in cups, ounces, or grams?
Hi Lorna, 2 cups of raw almonds makes approximately 1 cup (250 mL) of almond butter. I hope that helps!