Homemade Almond Butter: 2 Ways

Ya ya ya, I know.

Literally everyone and their MOM has made homemade almond butter. And blogged about it. And posted 5 million photos of it including all the different ways that almond butter can be used:

On toast!

On bananas!

In smoothies!

In a banana smoothie with toast ON THE SIDE!

I get it, shut up.

(Just kidding). In fact i’m not kidding at all because I made my own homemade almond butter, AND took a million photos, AND put it on my toast. Not only that, but I got a little creative and made a second batch adding my fav ingredient.

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Although now I think about what my fav ingredient is, I would have to say that would be matcha. But I didn’t use matcha (although, I think that would be awesome??) … I used chocolate! mmm, MMM!

After reading the 80th blog post on how to make your own almond butter, plus all the additional benefits you reap (cost SAVINGS), I knew I was ready to take the challenge. All I needed was patience, and a food processor. I had one of those things.

I stood around the food processor and dumped my almonds in. Knowing that it would make a terrible racket, I turned it on and covered my ears. It was horrible!! So loud. It sounded like… well, it sounded like a bunch of almonds being chopped up by a food processor, I guess. After a couple of minutes the noise quieted down to a more reasonable level.

This is how it looked after my first ’round’ of processing. About 3 minutes.

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I took my spatula and scraped round the edges, and went again for another 2 minutes. Here is how it looked after that.

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I repeated this process for 4 times, until it got realllyyyyyyy creamy. I’d say it took around 10 minutes approximately. Near the end was a bit tricky – I wanted it creamier than it was, but the butter and food processor were seriously warm by this point. So I had to process for about 30 seconds and then pause for a couple minutes. Come back and repeat, until it was at my desired level of drippiness.

Delicious homemade almond butter made 2 ways! Creamy, natural, and oh so yummy

Once I had finished making the regular almond butter, I poured half of it into another bowl, and the other half into a cute little jar. Mmm, look how CREAMY that shiz looks!! And oh so natural.

Delicious homemade almond butter made 2 ways! Creamy, natural, and oh so yummy

In a second bowl I melted my chocolate, coconut oil, and cocoa powder in the microwave, and then poured it slowly and lovingly into the bowl with almond butter. I stirred in until it was completely mixed in, and then transferred to another jar.

Delicious homemade almond butter made 2 ways! Creamy, natural, and oh so yummy

I highly recommend adding a bit of sea salt to this one! It gave me the same kind of taste as chocolate covered pretzels (my absolute fav) and was the perfect addition!

What About You?!

  • Have you fallen into the homemade almond butter trap yet?
  • What additional ingredient would you add in?

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Delicious homemade almond butter made 2 ways! Creamy, natural, and oh so yummy

Homemade Almond Butter: 2 Ways
Print Recipe
Creamy and healthy homemade almond butter. Made two ways - one regular, and the second with chocolate and topped with sea salt.
Servings Prep Time
1.5 cups 2 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1.5 cups 2 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Homemade Almond Butter: 2 Ways
Print Recipe
Creamy and healthy homemade almond butter. Made two ways - one regular, and the second with chocolate and topped with sea salt.
Servings Prep Time
1.5 cups 2 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1.5 cups 2 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Regular Almond Butter
  • 3 cups almonds
Chocolate Salted Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Servings: cups
Instructions
Regular Almond Butter
  1. Add 3 cups of almonds into the food processor and put it on medium - high speed
  2. Process the almonds for about 10-15 minutes until it changes from a light and crumbly mixture to a sticky, creamy butter.
  3. Continue scraping down the sides and taking breaks as the food processor. Once at your desired level of creaminess, transfer half into a jar, and the other half into a large bowl
Chocolate Salted Almond Butter
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave until fully melted and liquid.
  2. Transfer to the bowl with the other half of almond butter. Mix until fully combined.
  3. Pour into another jar, and sprinkle with sea salt. Use on toast, smoothie bowls, whatever you want!

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  1. I haven’t made almond butter yet – I don’t have a food processor. But now your chocolate, sea salt, almond butter has me wanting to make my own. It sounds like dessert in a jar. YUM!

    • beverleyc

      14 April

      Ahhh Pragati get a food processor!! You will be SO happy you did 🙂

  2. Diana

    14 April

    I love making homemade nut butters! I actually won’t even buy them in the store anymore. Your chocolate variation sounds so delicious!

    • beverleyc

      14 April

      I know! It’s so much better to see whats all going inside as well.

  3. spicedblog

    14 April

    Now that is some seriously creamy almond butter! It looks delicious. And believe it or not, I’ve yet to actually make my own almond butter. That clearly needs to change, though. Like right now.

    • beverleyc

      15 April

      Haha, don’t worry Dave. It WILL happen. Like, i think its inevitable.

  4. haha homemade almond butter is definitely fantastic! Love the salted chocolate version!!

    • beverleyc

      15 April

      Thank you Ashley! glad you agree =D

  5. Everyone may have blogged about it… but their pictures didn’t look as delish as yours!! 🙂 Love making my own nut butter!

    • beverleyc

      15 April

      Aww Liz! You’re too sweet <3

  6. caileejoy

    15 April

    Oh girl!! You know what’s up!! I love that you added chocolate! YUM! 🙂 Such a great recipe! Hope you have a wonderful weekend pretty lady!
    xoxo Cailee!

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Thanks gorgeous! I did have a great weekend, hope you did too xx

  7. I don’t know why I haven’t made almond butter because it’s dang easy – probably because I’m lazy AF.

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      HAHAHAH. Best reason ever

  8. I need to get on board with this whole “make your own almond butter” train. I have the food processor. Just need the almonds and the patience! This inspired me though haha

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      I am the most IMPATIENT person in the world. you CAN do it, trust me

  9. Ali

    15 April

    So so good! I’ve made a walnut butter with maple syrup from runner’s world and gave it away as Christmas gifts! It was a hit 🙂 my dad put it in oatmeal which is another good idea–overnight oats even!? Always done to save $$ so I’ll try it!

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      OMG walnut butter sounds incredible!! maple syrup?! you’re onto something

  10. Oooh I love your dark chocolate twist on regular almond butter! I must give this a try! I love nut butter and actually just had almond butter as part of my breakfast 🙂

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Yea it was so good!! hehe of course, what food blogger doesn’t?

  11. oh that chocolate salted version <3

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      it’s EVERYTHING

  12. Haha, I know what you mean about the sound! It truly is awful. I use a Vitamix blender and I thought it was going to explode on me. Love that you added chocolate and it looks amazing!

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      It’s terrifying!! hahaha. stay safe Megan

  13. Wow, that is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing this Beverly, because I have been kind of at an impasse as to how to make REALLY creamy almond butter. Now I know that I need to have patience for 10 minutes. 🙂

  14. Natalie

    15 April

    I love allllllll types of almond butter! Almond butter alll day every day! Both of these look delish and I can’t wait to make them at home!

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Yea! Hope you try it

  15. This looks good! Amazing how easy it is to make also, I just need a food processor to jump on the bandwagon 😉

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Get it!! Best investment ever, i promise you

  16. Laura

    16 April

    My food processor gets super hot when I make AB too! Always makes me a little nervous! This chocolate version looks so good!! 💗

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Haha it’s terrifying!! But i love the thrill, ya know?

  17. Kellen McAvoy

    16 April

    I haven’t tried homemade almond butter YET but it’s on my list! I absolutely love any type of nut butter and we just got a new food processor so I may be testing this out very shortly. I love your pictures and step by step look at the process.

    • beverleyc

      18 April

      Ooo Kellen i can’t wait to see what kinds of magic you whip up with your new processor!

  18. Your photos are kicking ass!! Love that you did a play by play with every photo. It’s so helpful when making a recipe! GAWD I love nut butter!

  19. showmetheyummy

    18 April

    Gahhhh. Homemade almond butter is the BEST!

  20. marshablog

    20 May

    I love making homemade nut butters 😀 You make me hungry!!

    • beverleyc

      20 May

      Haha, go make some nut butter! That cures all hungriness 😛

  21. Ronyjahid

    1 August

    Is it the amount of time in the food processor that makes it so creamy? or is it the toasting? I have processed almonds in the past without toasting them and they just turned into powder (I was attempting to make macrons and needed almond flour). Thanks!

  22. Mary

    24 September

    Hello, can you tell me how long it lasts; expiration date, thank you 🙂

    • beverleyc

      25 September

      Mine lasted at least 2 weeks! Keep in an airtight sealed container.

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