Trust us, once you have tried homemade almond butter for yourself you will never want to buy the store bought stuff again.
All you need to make deliciously creamy almond butter at home is a high speed blender (the MOD Blend Pro is great for this!), a few pantry staples and some time! Making almond butter from scratch is certainly not a quick process, it takes time for the nuts to break down and release their oils but the best things in life are worth waiting for, right?
Homemade almond butter works out cheaper than buying it in store and if you buy your almonds in bulk, then it uses less packaging as well.
Here is our recipe for our favourite almond butter!
Homemade Almond Butter | MOD Appliances
2 cups pre-roasted almonds (see recipe notes below)
½ tsp of sea salt, more to taste
2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Add the almonds and sea salt to your high speed blender (we love using our MOD Blend Pro) and secure the lid;
Using the touch slider to control the speed, start off with blending on the lowest setting, increasing as necessary until the nuts have broken down and become pale and creamy;
Pause every so often and scrape down the sides of the blender. It will take a little while for the nuts to turn to nut butter, so it’s important to be patient;
Once the mixture has started to look sticky and wet, stop, scrape down the sides again and add in the vanilla extract, if using;
Continue blending until the nut butter has turned into a sticky, creamy, delicious mess.Using a spatula, scrape the nut butter into a glass jar.
Commercially roasted almonds are preferred in making nut butter as their oil content is higher than raw or natural almonds and will make for a creamier nut butter.
If you only have raw or natural nuts on hand, then we would recommend adding 2 TBSP of melted coconut oil (unrefined or refined - your choice!) at the same time you add the vanilla extract. This will give the nuts a helping hand and create the texture you are after.
Best ways to enjoy your homemade nut butter?
- On buttered toast, topped with sliced banana and a drizzle of honey and a pinch of cinnamon;
- In your favourite smoothie - almonds are an excellent source of protein;
- In muffins or baked goods where peanut butter or other nut butters are required;
- Heated on a stove top with a dash of maple syrup until warm and runny and then drizzled over pancakes;
- For a different variation of the classic PB and J - take your favourite bread, fresh or toasted and layer with almond butter and fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries.