Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

This Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter is unbelievably easy to make and tastes SO good. Roasting the almonds gives another element of flavour and is totally worth it.  Imagine, you can have your own almond butter in about 20 minutes.  There’s no going back to store bought when you make your own.  And, get this, there’s only two, yes two, ingredients! There’s no hiding behind a bunch of ingredients here. Plus, this one is paleo, gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free.  You’re going to love this recipe!

What’s up everyone?  Have a nice Easter weekend?  Ours was pretty chill.  Of course, we had our obligatory feed of fish on Friday. Granted, it may have come battered…..and with fries, but fish all the same.  Oh, and there may have been a pint in there too.  When in Rome, right?  You guys have any good eats?  Do tell.  Now that Easter is here and gone for the year, I almost feel like we are at an official turning point;  I feel that spring is really here now, though technically according to the calendar it has been for a little bit. Even the strawberries at the grocery store are actually a decent price and I don’t have to pay a small fortune for them so things are on the upswing.

I was going to bring you a different recipe today, but I had to switch it up;   I just couldn’t wait to share this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter with you guys and knew this had to happen today.  Share the food love, ya know?

This roasted almond butter is almost too easy to make; almost too easy to call it a recipe, but you know what?  It is indeed a recipe and happens to be one of my favourite things to date!  Are you an almond butter or peanut butter fan?  I happen to like both and always have a jar of each in my fridge.  That dang almond butter is super expensive, isn’t it?  I had a large bag of almonds in our pantry from, where else, Costco, of course.  This recipe yields about one cup of almond butter for two cups of almonds – the perfect amount in my opinion (it’s not going to last long anyway, cause you’re going to look for excuses to shove this stuff in your piehole).

So, how do you make this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter you ask?  All you do, is place your almonds on a baking sheet in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes.  Then, place those almonds in a food processor (or blender) for about another 10 minutes (oh, and add salt).  Yeap.  That’s it.  Amazing how easy it is, right?

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

You process the heck out of those almonds, stopping to scrape the sides every couple of minutes, or as necessary.  When you first start out, those almonds are going to look drier than the Sierra desert.  It’s drier than dry.  You’ll get thirsty just looking at it.  You get the point.  You’re going to think, ‘OMG, what the heck is this?  This is not right at all.  Dawn really shagged this one up.’  Nope.  Guys, I wouldn’t steer you wrong; just go with it and you’ll end up with this – check it—>

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Depending on the power of your food processor or blender, it may take longer (or perhaps less) than 8-10 minutes to process those almonds and that’s perfectly a-ok.  You know you’re done when the consistency is smooth and creamy.  Making this almond butter was like magic before my eyes.  No joke.  One minute it’s almonds, then practically dust, then, boom – almond butter!  After the dust stage, lol, it starts to come together.  You know when you are making bread or dough in a mixer and that moment when it just starts to pull together?  It’s so freaky to watch that happen with this recipe.  Don’t you just want to dip a spoon into this, like, right now??Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Speaking of spoon – who has dipped a spoon into almond or peanut butter before and just ate it?  I’ll assume you guys nodded in agreement.  In all seriousness, though, if that little hunger bug hits, a spoonful of nut butter is definitely something I go for to keep that little bugger at bay.

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

 

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Besides eating as is, some of you may just want to have this roasted almond butter in or on something.  This would be lovely in a smoothie or just on some bread.  The simple things are often the best, don’t ya think?  And guess what?  This is so rich and thick, you actually burn more calories eating it, than the calories it contains.  #NotReally #IWish #WhyIsThereSuchaThingAsCalories

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Hope you try this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter.  You’re going to really enjoy it!  And, guys, stay tuned.  I have a variation coming up soon with this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter that you are going to love!  See ya back here soon.

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon.

P.S. If you missed my last post, you can check it out here.

P.P.S. If you think this Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter will make your belly happy too, please be sure to hit that little PIN button down below.  Many thanks, you guys. XO

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

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Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter
This Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter is unbelievably easy to make and tastes SO good. Roasting the almonds gives another element of flavour and is totally worth it.  Imagine, you can have your own almond butter in about 20 minutes.  There's no going back to store bought when you make your own.  And, get this, there's only two, yes two, ingredients! There's no hiding behind a bunch of ingredients here. Plus, this one is paleo, gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free.  You're going to love this recipe!
Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place almonds on an unlined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake or they will burn.
  2. Remove from oven and place directly in food processor or blender (I used a Kitchen Aid 12 cup processor). Process for 8-10 minutes, scraping down sides every couple of minutes, or as necessary. Note - the mixture will initially look very powdery and dry (this is completely normal, just go with it; eventually the almonds will break down and will be smooth and creamy). Also, depending on the power of the processor or blender you are using, the process may take a little longer, but that's ok.
  3. Once mixture is smooth and creamy, add salt and blend for another minute until combined. Place in a container and store in fridge (mixture will thicken slightly in fridge). Enjoy!
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74 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

  1. Lindsay Cotter says:

    Seriously cannot get any easier than this homemade roasted almond butter! With only 2 ingredients, it’s really so easy to make at home rather than buying store bought! Yes, I agree with you – the simple things are the best! And this recipe is simple and delicious! This is the kind of win- win that I love!
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  2. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    It’s been a good while since I made homemade almond butter so Dawn – thanks for your droolicious reminder! You did a fantastic job with your AB – processed it to perfection as look how dreamily creamy that spoon is – you know what, I think that spoon belongs in ma mouf! 🙂
    Happy Monday to you – hoping this week is a good one! xo

  3. Kate @ Framed Cooks says:

    Your weekend sounds all kinds of marvelous Dawn! Ours was great – I broke up the warring factions of ham-lovers and lamb-lovers by making chicken with spring veggies and gnocchi, and everyone left happy. And now I am going to make myself happy by pinning this almond butter so I never lose it! 🙂
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  4. Tracy | Baking Mischief says:

    You know, I’ve always wanted to try to make almond butter. I think I definitely need to now. It looks so creamy, I just want to spread it over an entire loaf of bread, maybe with a little honey… Yum!

    These photos are so gorgeous too! The one with the spoon makes me want to reach out and steal a spoonful. 😉 Pinned. Hope you have a fab weekend!
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  5. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Homemade almond butter is so much better than the jarred and it’s way cheaper. This first time I made it, I thought it was never going to form a paste and then BOOM it was smooth.
    I don’t think there’s anything better than almond butter on a warm piece of toasted bread and a glass of milk. Unfortunately I’m not eating bread right now because stupid bathing suit season is right around corner but I
    can eat the almond butter by the spoonful 🙂
    Yay to Costco! We had those in Florida and I miss them so much.
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Definitely 🙂 !! You’re not eating bread right now? What? Bathing suit season is far off for me; we have snow here today!!! I’ll eat some bread for ya 😉 Thanks so much, Karrie! XOXO

  6. Katherine says:

    Dawn! I love that you roasted the almonds – great idea. I make my own almond butter all of the time (also with Costco almonds!!) but haven’t tried it with roasted almonds yet. I will definitely refer to your recipe the next time I need to make some!

  7. Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com says:

    Sounds like you had a lovely Easter weekend and nice that spring has finally arrived. We had a very relaxing weekend, my husband made the most delicious lamb roast – he is a great cook and I love to sit back with a glass of wine just waiting for the food to arrive 😉 Nut butters are amazing – I love peanut butter and almond butter equally. Recenlty, I saw a tip in one of Deliciously Ella’s cookbooks where she just puts a little bit of almond butter into dates, leaves them in the fridge to settle and that is it – very addictive little treats surely even better with homemade almond butter!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Sounds like you had a lovely Easter weekend too, Miriam! I haven’t had lamb in a while, so just hearing you talk about it makes me want some 🙂 Nice to be able to sit back while someone else cooks, especially with wine in hand 😉 Love nut butters too and that treat sounds delicious!

  8. Jolina says:

    Oh dear me is it really that easy?? You know we buy (and yes, pay a small fortune) for a jar of almond butter at (where else??) Costco lol. And yes, we have that bag of almonds you speak of too! We definitely should try this. But maybe start with a small batch. We don’t have a proper food processor (boohoo I know), just one of those mini ones you know? Oooh I’m excited. This will save us lots!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Yes, it is!!! If you don’t have a larger processor, you can certainly try with a blender 🙂 Hope you like it! It’s so fun to watch it come together (the little things, right??) Thanks Jolina!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Agreed! So much better! Plus, I loved watching it come together. Glad you had a nice Easter (can’t believe it’s here and gone already). Hopefully the weather will warm up for you soon 🙂

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      It definitely is pricey. Making your own is so much better and fun to do too! It’s amazing to see it come together, actually 🙂 Hope you like it when you give it a try! Thanks Kathy!

  9. Maria @ kitchenathoskins says:

    Having a peanut-free home, almond butter is our go-to. I love that you’ve taken that extra step in roasting the almonds and honestly it makes night and day difference. Gonna make this next time I run out of almond butter, pinning:)

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Hahaha….I could totally understand why you gave up cause it totally looks like it’s never going to come together, but, then – all of a sudden, it do! I’d love to hear if you try again 🙂 Good luck! Thanks Sarah!

  10. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says:

    I hardly ever buy almond butter anymore because I always find myself asking “hey, where did all of that almond butter go? Didn’t I just buy the jar last week? I….ate it?? Oh…”. And you are right, those little jars are so dang expensive. I can’t wait to pick the almonds out of my trail mix bag and make almond butter with them!
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  11. Milena | craftbeering.com says:

    Dawn your almond butter is happening tonight! How cool. It never occurred to me to make my own, seems so easy:) I make jarfuls of it disappear every month. Nothing like almonds, always have them around and also almond ‘flour’ – love that stuff. I might cheat though and instead of salt, use agave or smth else sweet. Have been busy gaining weight lately – made some great progress, so wouldn’t want to give it all up:) Besides, a swimsuit will not be needed for another month, I have leeway… Looking forward to your next creation! This one is pinned!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Woo hoo! I’m so happy to hear that! Please let me know if you do make it and how it turns out – I’d love to hear! Almond flour is pretty great too; funny thing, I actually just used some in a recipe minutes ago 🙂 Lots of time for swimsuits around here; the weather doesn’t get decently warm until around July. Thanks so much for the kind words and Pin! Appreciate it 🙂

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      It is super easy, Heather!! I think most of us overate over this past weekend, especially with it being Easter. That breakfast burrito sounds delicious! Great way to start Monday 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  12. Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! A pint and some fish + fries is my kind of Friday. Homemade nut butters! Seriously the best. I love that you roasted the almonds beforehand – I definitely need to do that next time I make a batch (and I seriously go through a jar a week because I’m addicted)! This looks so creamy and smooth – exactly how I like it! So good.
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  13. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    Ooooohhhh girl, I’ve been known to make a meal out of nut butters straight out of the jar. I just polished off a jar of almond butter (in two days) and was thinking I should wait to re-purchase in hopes I gain some self control but now I’m thinking I’ll just start making my own. . .I don’t know if that’s more dangerous or less. This looks AWESOME though, and your photos craving almond butter like nothing else :). I hope your Easter was perfect; I ate too much everything and am in recovery mode today. Have a great week, Dawn!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Right?! Those days when you’re tired and just haven’t got the energy, open up a jar and way to go! No matter that you ate too much during Easter weekend, it’s a holiday and that’s pretty much expected 😉 Thanks Kelsie! Have a great week too!

  14. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Sounds like you had a GREAT Easter weekend! I absolutely love that you started it off with fried fish.. and fries.. and a beer! You speak my language, Dawn! 😉 Our Easter was pretty busy and totally not traditional since we ended up grilling surf n’ turf for Easter dinner. Aaaanyways, I looove any kind of nut butter, so you know I’m over here swooning! The fact that you roasted the almonds first is genius! Gimme all that flava (or, err flavour LOL), right? I will definitely be eating this with a spoon! Cheers, sweets! Xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Totally!! Surf and turf sounds pretty deadly too! Can’t beat that, especially if the weather is nice :)…..and maybe with a glass of vino or cold beer? This roasted almond butter definitely has lots o flava 😉 Hope you get to try it out! Thanks Cheyanne! XO

  15. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    The first time I made homemade peanut butter was with me best friend, at the age of seven! Let’s just say it was rather chunky, but boy that was good and we were so proud! hahahah! I love yours! I happen to have two very large (Costco) bags of almonds in my pantry and I know what I’m doing with one of them! We had a great Easter – so happy yours was awesome! Have a great week, lovely! XOXO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Look at you making peanut butter when you were 7! I definitely was not making that then…more like toasting some bread and putting jarred peanut butter on it, I’d say 😉 I bet you and I have the same bags of almonds from Costco – I think the whole bag has, like, 9 cups or something. This would be a great use for them and I really hope you try it; if you do, I’d love to hear how you like it! Happy to hear your Easter was awesome; I kinda thought it would be 😉 Have a lovely week too, my friend! xoxo

  16. David @ Spiced says:

    Can you believe that I’ve never made my own almond butter? Nope. Never. And I clearly need to change that. I’m loving your idea to roast the almonds first, though. I mean that sounds like such an amazing snack or sandwich filler right there! And what’s more, having that fresh almond butter around would give me a reason to bake more homemade bread…and that’s a bonus! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this one, and I hope you had a great Easter weekend, my friend!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Well, now is the time! The roasting definitely makes a difference! Adds another element of flavour, ya know? Homemade bread + almond butter definitely are BFFs! Nothing like it, especially fresh out of the oven! Thanks David! Have a great week!

  17. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Happy Monday, Dawn! Sounds like you had a great weekend! We have fish every Friday during Easter because of Lent (my husband follows that as a Catholic, I don’t haha) but I will indulge with him! And pints are definitely needed, especially to go along with beer-battered fish. So glad you discovered homemade nut butters! Aren’t they they best? I’ve made my own peanut butter before, but I have yet to do almond butter. Such a fun and easy recipe, and I love how you can swirl this deliciousness into just about everything! Sounds perfect for a Monday! I’m wishing I had this, along with a spoon, and some coffee for breakfast! 🙂 Pinned, of course! Hope your week is off to a great start!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Pints of beer and beer battered fish definitely go hand in hand 😉 Yes, homemade nut butters are awesome; I just love watching it come together from a nut to a smooth paste – it’s like magic (the little things, right??) Thanks so much for the sweet comment and Pin! Have a great week 🙂

  18. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says:

    Ohhhh hi Dawn, it feels like forever since I left a comment at your site! Nothing personal, of course, I have been a little… offline lately. But I seem to have come back at the exact same moment! I looooooooove peanutbutter and have been obsessed with pinning other nut butters lately – have yet to try them though – but this one is FOR SURE going on that list! Totally get what you were thinking when you roasted them first, too. Can’t wait to try this.

    Also, your weekend sounds pretty fun! Ours was a little more like a regular weekend – Sunday brunch, visiting grandma etc, but I am spending the weekend at my parents farm so that’s still a little special. Hope you have a great week, see you soon! X Vivian
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Roasting the almonds definitely adds a nice flavour to the butter! Hope you get to try this one soon – love to hear if you do 🙂 Sounds like you had a lovely weekend too! Cheers to a great week, Vivian! xo

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