Almond nut butter recipe

Almond nut butter is probably the easiest thing that you will ever make in your kitchen. There is nothing to it. And there is no reason why you shouldn’t be making it yourself. Store bought almond nut butter is pricy and this is a way to keep the costs down especially if you use it as much as I do. It goes into all my smoothies, on fruit bowls and on oats. I even put it on crackers as a snack. It’s super nutritious too. Check out the numerous benefits of almond nuts.

This really isn't a recipe because this recipe only has one ingredient. Raw almond nuts.

Almond Nut Butter Recipe

You will need 1kg of raw almond nuts because making any less just isn’t worth it (for me) but you can make as much as works for you, bearing in mind the size of your food processor and how many nuts you can process at one time. You will need a food processor. A blender does work but it makes the nut butter more chunky whereas your food processor will process it until it is smooth and shiny. Check out the magimix which is the kitchen goddess (or god) ultimate! You will need an oven for roasting.

Bake your nuts in the oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes, turning your nuts every 5 minutes to make sure that they roast evenly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Ducati doing quality control.

Ducati doing quality control.

Place in the food processor and process for at least 10 minutes. The amount of time will depend on how strong your processor is. You can add a pinch of salt if you wish.

Almond nuts in a food processor.
crushed almond nuts

Keep going. Sometimes you feel like it’s never going to happen, but be patient, it will. You can go play with your cat while you wait.

Ducati is taking a nap in the garden while we wait for the nut butter.

Ducati is taking a nap in the garden while we wait for the nut butter.

Making nut butter
making nut butter

Still not ready.

Almond nut butter

Once it has a shine on it and is quite smooth, your nut butter is ready.

Home made almond nut butter.

Pour into a jar and store for later. The nut butter will become quite warm in the processor so allow to cool before putting the lid on the jar. In my house, the nut butter gets attacked by the boyfriend, before its even cooled properly.