Homemade almond butter of any sort is simple and delicious. However, homemade roasted almond butter is next level. Think of that smell if you’ve ever roasted nuts in your oven at home, or bought some from a market stall. That is exactly the flavour that comes through when you taste it. I don’t think I can have my almond butter any other way from here on in!
If you’re like me and can’t live without an organic nut butter in your cupboard, you’ll know it’s not the cheapest product on the shelf. Some of them can be upwards of $15 and whilst I am supportive of paying a fair price for good products, I also think this is one thing you could save quite a lot on by making your own. It really is an incredibly easy thing to do and takes very little time.
The other benefit of course is being in control of what goes into your nut butter. There are many lovely brands these days but there are also those that still add unnecessary ingredients, which again is something you can avoid by making it yourself.
One kitchen item you will need to make this though, is an excellent food processor. I have a Thermomix and it handles the task with ease, but that’s not to say others won’t manage just as well.
Like me, I have no doubt once you taste your own homemade roasted almond butter, you’ll never be able to buy it again. What do you love to spread nut butter on? Let me know in the comments. It’s definitely gf toast for me. Enjoy!
Roasted almond butter
- 3 cups of raw, organic or pesticide free almonds, or your nut of choice (I used Honest to Goodness raw insecticide free almonds)
- 1/2 tsp salt (add more or less to suit your tastes)
- 1 Tbsp macadamia oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 F)
- Line a baking sheet with baking paper and spread the almonds out evenly in one layer
- Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and stir on the tray then bake for another 5 minutes or until aromatic. You want that nice roasted smell to come wafting out the oven and the nuts should look golden brown. Leave them a little longer if they’re not or they won’t be crisp
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly for a few minutes (you want them to be warm when blending as this helps the nuts release their oils)
- Place in a food processor along with the salt and blend on high for approximately 1 to 2 minute slowly drizzling in the macadamia oil (In a Thermomix, this was speed 7 for 1 minute, scrape down the sides then blend again on speed 6 for 1 minute). You may need to stop and scrape down the sides occasionally to fully incorporate all ingredients
- Store in a glass jar in the fridge
This looks so tempting! I love nut butters but haven’t made my own yet. I don’t think this would last long if I did make it.
Haha! Same for us Corina 😀 I seem to be making it every week 🙈
I need to do this. I buy my almond butter now, but this looks super easy to make!! Great recipe Gabby! And your photos are stellar!
Aww thanks, Elaine! 😊 I don’t know what it’s like over there but almond butter here is sold at exorbitant prices! Buying the raw almonds is so much cheaper. Give it a go!
That looks delicious Gabby and it seems so better suited to make almond butter with macadamia oil than coconut oil, will try your way!
Thanks, Patty!😀 Hope you enjoy it 💗
How healthy!! I can imagine roasting the nuts kicks the flavor up a few notches! I’d love to try this with a shmear of fresh marmalade. How long will it last in the fridge?
Oh yes, yum! I have had mine in the fridge for a month and it’s still going strong so I’m sure it will last quite some time. The roasting does enhance the flavour and it’s delish!
I love almond butter. This looks simply divine! And sounds actually doable at home. Great recipe.
Thanks, Michelle. It’s really easy! Once you start you’ll never buy another jar 😀
When I went back to the UK recently I stocked up on organic nut butter as I’m mad for it. I had no idea it was this easy to make so I’ll be making my own from now on and control the salt too. Thanks!
It is super easy to make Amanda, and tastes so much better than store bought varieties. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Gabby, May be a silly question but I’m new to all this! Sounds very easy…so the almonds are as is with skin left on? Thank you for posting for all of us.
Hi Lois, there are no silly questions in my mind! Yep, leave almonds with skin on. Just roast and grind. Super simple!