HomeMade Raw Almond Butter




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

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

 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

    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

    Step 4: Adding the Finishing Touches

    After about 25+ minutes(depending on your food processor), the almonds will look like a thick gummy mash.
    1. Add 3 TBSP of coconut oil
    2. Additional salt- to taste* (optional)
    3. Continue to blend on low speed until the thick gummy mash turns into smooth almond butter
    4. At this point, you can transfer the yummy almond butter to the jar or add a bit of honey or Agave- to taste*

    Now, go make yourself an almond butter & jelly sandwich, cut up an apple or heck... just get out a spoon...




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      16 Discussions


      2 years ago

      Does anyone know if you can soak the raw almonds and NOT roast them? Then, using the soaked almonds make the almond butter. I think soaking them is good to get rid of Phytic acid, but roasting them not necessary. NOt sure. Thanks.

      1 reply

      Reply 2 years ago

      soak as you would, then using a dehydrator @105 deg F for 12-24 hrs, this will dry it out without denaturing the nutrients or protein, improves the flavor too


      3 years ago

      One of my very most FAVORITE almond butters is the MAPLE flavored one by Justin's. I have made my own, similar to the recipe above with the raw almonds and coconut oil and I also add some REAL maple syrup until I like the consistency. It is so good, you'll have to hide the jar from yourself!


      4 years ago on Introduction

      The reason you soak and roast the almonds first is to remove the phytic acid and anti-nutrients from the nuts, making them more easily digestible and healthier. Also, some people cannot tolerate raw nuts, but do well with soaked nuts. :)


      4 years 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.


      4 years ago on Introduction

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

      1 reply

      Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

      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.


      4 years ago on Introduction

      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!

      Sam DeRose

      6 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.

      1 reply

      @ 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?

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      @ 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?