HomeMade Raw Almond Butter

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Making homemade almond butter is a little time consuming, but easy & less expensive than purchasing at the store.
 The supplies needed are minimal & the taste is delicious and well worth the time. There are several methods out on the internet ALOT ofthem having you soaking overnight and then heating them in your oven for up to 12 hours! Umm, I don't plan on heating up my house, HELLO... it's summer, it's already hot enough don't you think?

This recipe is a combination of a few I found online & I tweaked them to my own taste, feel free to do the same. Most importantly- ENJOY!
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Step 1: Ingrediants & Supplies Needed

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Items Needed:
  1. food processor
  2. spatula
  3. 1 cup (for measuring)
  4. 1 Tbsp. (for measuring)
  5. Raw Almonds
  6. Sea Salt (optional)
  7. Coconut Oil( or oil of your choosing)
  8. Container (for storing Almond Butter)

Step 2: Preparing to make Almond Butter

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 Please Note: I wouldn't reccomend using more than 3 & 1/2 cups unless you have a really BIG food proccessor.  Your machine might not be able to handle the amount of time needed to turn that much almonds into Almond Butter.

Step One:


  1. Add 3 cups of raw almonds to food processor
  2. Add a pinch of sea salt (optional)
  3. Turn machine on LOW & allow to run for 10-20 minutes (make sure to stop periodically to scrape down the side)  

Step 3: Through the Various Stages

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After about 5 minutes, the almonds will be coarsely chopped ( see image 1)

After about 10 minutes+, the almonds will be finer ( see image 2 )

After about 20+, the almonds will start to gum up looking more like a thick mash

Bonnie JoC1 month ago
Bonnie JoC1 month ago
I used warm water. But my last batch came out like butter without any water or oil. I used a ninja blender both times.
MakaylaS12 months ago

I really want to make my own Almond oil but cant find a recipi i was wondering if you could just grind up almonds?

straycatmeow (author)  MakaylaS12 months ago

almond oil is completely different process. I'm not sure how you would go about doing this but the internet would be a good start.

CherylM33 months ago

I'm using a coffee-grinder, raw almonds, add 10 (size of grinder compartment) nuts at a time to make up to 3 cups. Pour almonds, (the stage of flour) salt optional, add coconut oil a bit at a time to the stage of your choice. Sounds great!

sonflower5b4 months ago
Sam DeRose2 years ago
Great post! Can't wait to try it. I've never run my food processor for more then a couple minutes at a time... This should be interesting.
straycatmeow (author)  Sam DeRose2 years ago
@ Sam DeRose- Keep it on Low, that's what I do & mine hasn't had any problems. My food processor isn't an expensive one either.
MMMmm love almond butter. Just don't have a big food processor. I do have this dinky one though. Its best not to try that out on that little thing. Just going to have to wait till I can get my own decent food processor. I do have a blender though. Could I do that with a blender?
straycatmeow (author)  Treasure Tabby2 years ago
@ Treasure Tabby- I don't recommend using a blender since your running the motor for such a long time. I'm thinking it would burn out the motor. If you have a small food processor, maybe you could half the recipe?