Almond butter is expensive…but with this almond butter recipe, you can make your own for half the price.
I love almond butter, but as it has been upwards of $23 a jar lately, I’ve been steering clear of it. Then I realized, why not make my own?
All it takes is a high speed blender (like a Vitamix), and some almonds. Pretty simple, right?
When you make your own almond butter, it ends up being a fraction of the price. (1 pound of organic almonds is about $15, and yields about 2 cups of almond butter, slightly more than a jar).
Homemade Almond Butter Tips
- You can also make homemade almond butter in a food processor with the S blade. Note, it will take upwards of 10-15 minutes.
- You can use raw instead of lightly roasted nuts. They will just take longer to turn into butter than roasted nuts (about 5-6 minutes pared to 1 minute.)
- Always use organic almonds. Conventional almonds in the US are fumigated with a toxic chemical, propylene oxide (PPO), which is potentially carcinogenic. PPO is banned in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
Don’t Want to Make Your Own?
If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still save money on almond butter by purchasing it through , an online store that sells healthy foods at wholesale prices (Plus, new members get 20% off their first 3 orders!). There, it’s currently about $18, a savings of $6.
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Share Your Thoughts
I always make it at home because I don’t like the store ones. I add some walnuts into that because it gives it more creaminess. If you like salted one, then you can add a little bit of salt. I never roast them.