Almond Butter, No Processor, No Problem

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This is for those who don't have a food processor ($$$$), but happen to have a COFFEE BEAN GRINDER ($) lying around. The inspiration for this came from grinding all kinds of grains in my coffee grinder for baby food. Thought I should at least brag a little about the fact that I didn't have to buy a single jar of "baby food." Anyway...let the butter making begin!


  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 3 tbs of coconut oil (liquified)
  • 1 1/2 tbs of honey

salt??? No salt, trust me.
MAKES 1 CUP, TIME : 10 - 20 min
As you know, food processors can operate for longer periods of time without burning the motor out, and good old coffee bean grinders require a user to pulse the motor for short periods of time. In a food processor the almonds would churn long enough to produce their own oils. That being said, do not burn your coffee bean grinder motor out, and if you follow these instructions, you should be fine.

Step 1: Measure and Grind

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Divide your cup of almonds in half and grind on the grinder for 1 minute in intervals of 10-15 second pulses.  

Pour into a bowl.

atepinkrose (author) 9 months ago

btw...got a few comments about using the appropriate grinder...which will work, BUT (and that is a big BUT) you just can't compare the price of a coffee grinder ($19) to a standard nut grinder $100 plus. Which was the purpose of the instructable.

Yeah! Thanks for the tip on the coffee grinder! I have a "magic bullet" a "Kitchen Aid Mixer" and a "blender" but NO -S blade. BUT I had a tiny, coffee grinder (didn't want to use my expensive one) and I did the grinding in small increments and it was perfect! I used Almond oil and yum! Now, I got greedy and added more almonds and put it in the "magic bullet" and there wasn't enough liquid, even with all the extra almond oil to mix it and the motor started to smell, so I quit! Just FYI is all..thanks!!

Hello, that's true , why no try what exactly used for almond butter processing. www.buyindiankitchen.com/index.php/mixer-grinder.html

I used a perfect grinder for making my first nut butter.


mir0k citrice2 years ago
I'd try with ghee.
atepinkrose (author)  citrice2 years ago
Yes, you could use your oil of choice. Not an extra virgin olive oil though, it has a strong flavor and you want something more subtle so the almond taste isn't overpowered. But a lighter colored olive oil could work.
mir0k2 years ago
hi, did you soak and dry almonds before grinding?
atepinkrose (author)  mir0k2 years ago
no soaking required
rmacewen12 years ago
Sounds scrumptious!
atepinkrose (author)  rmacewen12 years ago
Try it!
antioch2 years ago
atepinkrose (author)  antioch2 years ago
nice. I may have to give this a try since I usually don't eat large jars of nut butters before they go bad. Plus, I like a nice toothy consistency, I bet the texture is really good.
atepinkrose (author)  fluffydragon2 years ago
Yes, the texture is good...I ate mine within two days!