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

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.

<p>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.</p>
<p>Yeah! Thanks for the tip on the coffee grinder! I have a &quot;magic bullet&quot; a &quot;Kitchen Aid Mixer&quot; and a &quot;blender&quot; 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 &quot;magic bullet&quot; 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!! </p>
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<p>I used a perfect grinder for making my first nut butter. </p><p><a href="http://www.buyindiankitchen.com/index.php/wet-grinder/nut-butter-grinder.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.buyindiankitchen.com/index.php/wet-grin...</a></p>
Can I use an alternative to coconut oil? I know my dad would love this but he's allergic to coconut.
I'd try with ghee.
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.
hi, did you soak and dry almonds before grinding?
no soaking required
Sounds scrumptious!
Try it! <br>
Thanks! <br>
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.
Yes, the texture is good...I ate mine within two days!

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