I love almond butter and I make my own. I had some store bought not too long ago and it just wasn’t as good to me anymore.
Homemade is so fresh tasting and it is not hard to make, it just takes a powerful blender and some patience.
Here is how I make it.
I use raw, unsalted almonds. It is important to roast your almonds. I have tried them not roasted and they do not produce enough oil so you end up adding a lot of oil. Roasting them brings out the oils and makes the almond butter more tasty.
I use my air fryer to roast mine. I roast them for about 6 minutes at 325. If you use a regular oven you will need to double that time. This is two cups of almonds.
After roasting, let cool then dump into a blender. I just bought an instant pot blender. This thing makes soup, which I have yet to try, but I’m super excited!
Blend on high. When you first start blending the almonds will be dry and powdery. Just keep going.
After a couple of minutes it will start to get creamy. At this point you can add honey, maple syrup vanilla or whatever you like. I prefer mine plain. I add a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of avocado oil. I will open the lid a few times and scrape down the sides.
Here is my almond butter! I just jar it and place it in the fridge. It’s good 2-3 months in the fridge, but I’ve never made it that far. I make some every week or so.
I like my almond butter a little gritty. If you like a smoother texture you may need to add more oil and blend longer.
My favorite way to enjoy almond butter is on toasted sprouted bread. It goes perfect with a cu of coffee in the morning!