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Easy Homemade Almond Butter Recipe

Almond Butter Recipe

This creamy, homemade almond butter recipe tastes like a melt in your mouth luxury, yet it’s super simple to make and healthy to enjoy. And it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Picture this: golden almonds, gently roasted to perfection, blended into a velvety smooth butter that’s as versatile as it is delicious. With just one ingredient and a little bit of patience (not much though don’t worry), you can create your own almond butter masterpiece right in the comfort of your kitchen. Let’s dive in and discover the magic of homemade almond butter together.

The beauty of one-ingredient recipes

One of the joys of this homemade almond butter recipe is its simplicity. With just one ingredient – raw almonds – you can whip up a batch of creamy goodness quickly and easily.

Benefits of almond butter

I love when tasty foods are also healthy foods. Not only is almond butter delicious, but it’s also packed with nutrients that can support your overall health and well-being. Almonds are a rich source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, making almond butter a nourishing addition to…everything.

Can’t I just buy it?

Yes, you absolutely can, and there are some excellent brands out there.

However, I make a fresh batch of almond butter every week. And I choose to make it rather than buy for two reasons:

  1. The taste: the taste of homemade almond butter is something extra special. It’s the most fresh, nutty, wonderful taste. And by making it yourself, you can control what’s in it! Say goodbye to additives, preservatives, and hidden sugars. Plus you can add your own fun flavors if you want to, like cinnamon or sea salt.
  2. The price: A 16 ounce bag of raw almonds from Trader Joe’s costs $3.99. A 16 ounce jar of almond butter at Trader Joe’s costs $5.99. Other brands for the same size cost between $10-$15 per jar. That means you can get the same amount of almond butter for half if not a third of the price by making your own. And did I mention the unrivaled taste??

All while being naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free!

What you’ll need

The recipe itself is just the one ingredient: almonds. I like to buy them at Trader Joe’s because they’re a great value (as noted above). I’ve also ordered larger bags from Amazon when I don’t make it over to TJ’s.

Here’s a full list of the items I use in this recipe:

The almond butter recipe

Have I convinced you yet? Let’s make it!

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homemade almond butter

Easy Homemade Almond Butter Recipe

Discover the simple pleasure of making your own creamy almond butter at home, made with just one ingredient — almonds. This recipe is a delightfully smooth spread that's naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Enjoy the pure, rich flavors with every spoonful.

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz raw almonds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the almonds onto it.
  • When your oven reaches temperature, put the baking sheet in the oven and roast the almonds for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Allow the almonds to cool for at least 30 minutes. You can also do this step ahead of time and proceed to the next step later in the day, or the following day.
  • When you're ready to make your almond butter, use the parchment paper to lift the almonds off the baking sheet and into a food processor.
  • Turn the food processor on high and process the almonds until they turn into a smooth creamy almond butter! Stop the food processor every few minutes and use a spatula to scrap down the sides. The full process usually takes 10-15 minutes.
  • Once you have a creamy almond butter in your food processor, remove the lid. Carefully pour the almond butter into a glass container. (See notes for my favorite ones.)
  • If you're hungry, try some of the almond butter while it's fresh and warm. Allow the rest to cool completely, for about 1 hour. Then place the lid on the container. Store the almond butter in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • Slather on everything! Bananas, yogurt, Oreos, oatmeal, dark chocolate…
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Storage containers
My favorite glass storage containers for this almond butter (and many other things) are:
  • Ball mason jars, ideally wide mouth.
  • Weck jars like these and these. They make a great gift as well.
  • Pyrex glass containers. I have this set and use all of them all the time. My favorite is the medium sized round for this almond butter recipe. 
Food processor recommendations

Once you have a food processor, you will find so many uses for it!
  • I have a love the Vitamix food processor. It’s an investment but it’s a great example of ‘you get what you pay for.’ The base also works with the Vitamix blender.
  • For a less expensive food processor, I used to have this one. Not quite as powerful as the Vitamix, but it was good to me for a long time. 
Other items for this recipe

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Easy Homemade Apple Butter Recipe

easy homemade apple butter recipe

If you are as into cozy fall flavors as I am, you are going to absolutely LOVE this apple butter recipe. And it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Ok, but what IS Apple Butter?

Are you thinking…what really is apple butter? I hear you! I did not grow up with apple butter, but now that I’ve discovered it, I’m totally hooked in the very best way. 

Apple butter is this luscious spread made of slow-cooked apples, sugar, and cozy spices. It’s like a rich, caramelized apple jam that is so delicious on anything from toast to ice cream.

And, it’s naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free! I know, the word “butter” is deceiving. There is no butter in this recipe. But the end result is as smooth as butter.

3 secrets to making the very best apple butter

I have 3 secrets to making the very best apple butter, I’m sharing them all with you. Here we go:

1. Use a variety of apples. By using different types of apples, your apple butter will have a beautiful blend of sweet, tart, juicy, crisp apples all coming together for the most complex, yet pure, creamy flavor.

2. Time (but in a crockpot!). There’s no shortcut: apple butter takes 12 hours to cook. The great news though is that you can make it in a crockpot. I recommend making it overnight. For example, place all the ingredients in the crockpot at 8pm, and by 8am your apple butter will be ready to blend (and your home will smell incredible). 

3. An immersion blender. For years, I was using a regular blender to make this apple butter, because that’s what I had. That is totally doable, but it means you have to pour the very hot and heavy apples from the crockpot into a standing blender, which can be a challenge. An immersion blender makes it all SO easy! If you don’t have one, I linked to my fav on the recipe page.

The recipe

OK, now that we’re on the same page about how magical apple butter is, let’s make it!

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easy homemade apple butter recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Butter Recipe

Indulge in the rich, velvety texture and comforting flavors of this simple homemade apple butter. Slow-cooked with a blend of aromatic spices, tender apples, and a touch of sweetness, this recipe promises a delightful spread that captures the essence of fall in every spoonful. Plus, it's naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients
  

  • 6.5 lbs apples, peels and chopped About 20ish apples, depending on the size
  • 200 g granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 200 g brown sugar 1 cup, lightly packed
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice can sub .5 tsp nutmeg & .5 tsp cloves
  • .25 tsp salt just enough to bring out the flavors
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Peel and roughly chop all of your apples. Don't worry about the chop job being pretty, just dice them up.
  • Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of your crockpot and cover with the lid.
  • Plug in your crockpot and turn it to low.
  • Cook the apple butter in the crockpot for 10 hours.
  • After 10 hours, take the lid off of the crockpot, give the apples a stir with a wood spoon or silicon spatula. Then allow to cook for 2 more hours.
  • Now, the apples should have cooked down significantly and appear to be a deep brown color (thanks to the cinnamon).
  • Turn off and unplug the crockpot.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture in the crockpot into a smooth, creamy spread. It takes 5 minutes or less.
  • Voila, enjoy! You can enjoy the apple butter right away, warm, on toast, as part of an appetizer spread with cheese (vegan cheese if needed), muffins, pancakes… the possibilities are endless.
  • For the apple butter that you are not eating right away, allow it to cool completely and store it in glass, airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Notes

I’ve included both the volume (cups) and weight (grams/ounce) measurements in the recipe. I highly recommend baking by weight (i.e. 120 grams per cup of flour, rather than 1 cup of flour). It’s more accurate, consistent, and results in fewer dishes! 
This is the immersion blender I have and love. It’s usually around $50.
I’ve also linked a $20ish immersion blender here that I’ve heard good things about if you’re looking for one that costs less. 
If you’re looking for a crockpot, this is a great one. Crockpots are not super expensive (usually around $40) and are so useful for soups, chili, easy meals, and of course, apple butter.

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