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).
This almond butter pairs well with fresh jam or your favorite fruit.
3 Ingredient Almond Butter
- 3 cups roasted almonds
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt + more per preference
- 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.
- Refrigerate until use
Let’s get chatty:
- Have you made your own nut butter? How’d it turn out?