3 Ingredient Almond Butter

How to Make Homemade Almond Butter | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

Save your money by making your very own homemade almond butter. This 3 ingredient roasted almond butter is better than store bought.

Soooooo, entrepreneurial life is hard. It’s hard for a number of reasons, but what I’ve been realizing most recently is that it’s financially draining…. and it takes time to start earning a steady income. Instead of running to the store, I’ve been trying to focus on using up what I already have in my pantry. What that means is that I’m earnestly searching for ways to use up my seemingly endless supply of almonds and rice paper wrappers (still no idea how to use up those rice paper wrappers now that I’m tired of spring rolls-so if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear ’em).

Have you made your own nut butter before? I made my first homemade batch of peanut butter a few years back. I was inspired by a friend who said it was super easy and quick, needless to say, I immediately went to Costco for a giant tub of roasted peanuts to try my hand at my very own peanut butter. It was a bit more work than I’d anticipated, mostly because I made a few dumb mistakes, but over the years I’ve made all the mistakes I could make and have streamlined my process… now it’s pretty quick and easy.

Here are a few mistakes I’ve made…. and mistakes you can now avoid. You’re welcome

  • I tried to make small batches. There wasn’t enough volume to keep the blades and therefore the butter churning in my blender. Try to fill your blender/food processor with nuts so when it becomes a paste, it still is higher than the blade.
  • I tried un-roasted nuts. Not-roasted nuts is not the worst thing ever, but roasting your nuts leads to a better color & way better tasting nut butter.
  • I’ve tried to use only nuts. Unless you like a really pasty nut butter, I’d strongly recommend a splash of oil. And definitely salt, whether you’re adding salt or using salted nuts

Note that I keep referring to nuts instead of almonds here. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s simple enough to use with different types of nuts.

You can also use a high powered blender (I used my Blendtec) or a food processor to make this almond butter (or any type of nut butter).

How to Make Homemade Almond Butter | www.nourishnutritionblog.com
3 Ingredient Almond Butter
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Save your money by making your very own homemade almond butter. This 3 ingredient roasted almond butter is better than store bought.

Course: Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
  • 3 cups roasted almonds
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + more per preference
  1. Add roasted almonds, salt, and canola oil to high powered blender or food processor. Mix until smooth and has the consistency of nut butter. You may need to stop and stir the almonds so it can continue to blend together. 

  2. Refrigerate until use

Recipe Notes

If starting with raw almonds, roast in oven for 10-15 minutes, checking and turning them frequently.

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How to Make Almond Butter | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

Let’s get chatty:

  • Have you made your own nut butter? How’d it turn out?


  1. Leave a Reply

    Kelli McGrane
    May 24, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to jump ship and get into private practice, but the idea of not having a steady stream of income has kept me from going for it. So envious of you for taking the plunge! Also this almond butter looks so simple and delicious – I’ll be giving it a shot soon as store-bought almond butter is getting a bit pricey.

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      May 24, 2017

      well I haven’t totally, I still work part time, but I’m hopefully jumping right in in the fall! eek. hope you find a balance that works for you! and yes, it’s so expensive at the store

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      June 5, 2017

      yes! it’s so easy! Do you use that attachment for anything other than nut butters? I need to check that out, stirring it is a bit of a chore

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    Anne|Craving Something Healthy
    May 30, 2017

    I totally feel your pain about the rice paper wrappers. I think I’ve had the same package for 2 years and it never gets used up. I’ve been seeing many DIY nut butters lately so I’ve got to get on board with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Diane Boyd
    June 1, 2017

    Love that you included mistakes; this is so genuine and I have full confidence it would be wonderful.

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      June 5, 2017

      oh yes, and I hate reading about those in comments vs in recipes 😉 thanks Diane!

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    Kelly Jones
    July 25, 2017

    Still haven’t done almond butter, but my cuisinart food processor impresses when I make PB and cashew butter!

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