Making homemade almond butter is incredibly easy and will save you tons of money. Use this simple guide to make any nut butter.
After you learn how to make nut butter (and see how simple it is), you may just go “nuts” for making nut butter (like we did)! Wondering what to do with all the nut butters after you’re done? Use them to replace the almond butter in our Paleo almond butter cookies recipe for your own nut butter cookie variation!
Two cups of raw almonds (or other nuts) will fill a 10 ounce jar, which is a little more than 1 cup of nut butter.
Homemade nut butters can be stored in glass jars or plastic containers for 1 week in the pantry, 3 months in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place 2 cups of raw nuts on baking sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes, remove the pan and stir the nuts.
- Return the pan to the oven and roast for a few more minutes, watching the color of the nuts. You want toasted but not burnt. When you can smell the toasted nuts, it's time to take them out of the oven. Different nuts need to be toasted for different amounts of time.
- Allow nuts to cool before putting them in the food processor.
- Once cooled, place the nuts in your food processor and pulse a few times to break the nuts up into smaller pieces.
- When the nuts are the consistency of cornmeal, you can continue processing the nuts by keeping the food processor on.
- If the nuts start balling up, break up the ball, scrape down the sides of the processor and continue processing - patience is key.
- It may take a few minutes before you get the desired creamy consistency.
- For chunky nut butter, stir chopped nuts into the creamy nut butter.
Depending on the nut you use, the roasting time for nuts will vary. Let your nose tell you when the nuts are toasted and ready to be taken out of the oven. Don't over-toast nuts - most nuts take less than 10 minutes in the oven before burning.
Mix and match nuts to create your own nut butter, make the nut butter chunky or smooth, roast the nuts first or make raw nut butter, add cinnamon, raw honey, or coconut oil…the possibilities are endless!