It’s easy, and more economical, to make your own almond butter.

Almond butter prices seem to be creeping ever upward, but you can make your own for a fraction of the price of store-bought. All it takes is a pound of organic almonds and a high-speed blender. You can use raw or lightly roasted nuts, just note raw nuts will take longer to turn to butter.

Almond Butter Recipe

(20 min)


3 cups raw organic almonds


Preheat oven to 250 F, spread almonds on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Remove to a bowl or another tray to cool for 5 minutes or so before adding to a high speed blender. Blend on high. They will first turn powdery, then creamy. Should take a minute or so. Keep blending until desired creaminess is reached.

Pour into a seal-able glass container and store in the refrigerator.

For a printable recipe card, see the original recipe, here.

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