This 2 ingredient 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 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 roasted almond butter with you guys and knew this had to happen today. Share the food love, ya know?
Roasted Almond Butter from Scratch – What Quantity of Almonds is Required?
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.
This recipe yields roughly 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 enjoy this one).
How to Roast Almonds
Roasting almonds only takes minutes. Don’t put ’em in the oven, though, and leave for too long because they can burn fast!
Spread the almonds directly on a baking sheet in a 350 F oven for about 8-10 minutes. That’s it. You may want to let them cool a few minutes before popping one in your pie hole….they’re HOT! Roasting gives the almonds another level of flavour that really adds to this nut butter.
Tips for Making this Homemade Almond Butter
- Prefer to the leave the salt out? That’s perfectly fine! The roasted almond butter will still taste delish.
- 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 – homemade 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. Check it out—>
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 super creamy roasted almond butter.
How Long Does Almond Butter Last? Does Almond Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?
Because pretty much all nuts have oil they will eventually go bad (or ‘rancid’, which tastes terrible). This is the case whether they are roasted, made into a nut nutter or simply in a jar sitting in your pantry. This roasted almond butter should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a couple of weeks or so (though, that shouldn’t be a problem because it tastes so yummy). Side note—>even refrigerated, this almond butter stays super creamy!
How to Use this Roasted Almond Butter
- Enjoy on toast
- Spoon over granola
- Use in smoothies
- Eat straight up with a spoon 😉
Hope you try this homemade roasted almond butter. You’re going to really enjoy it! And, guys, stay tuned. I have a variation coming up that you are going to love! See ya back here soon.
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon.
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Easy, All Natural, 2 Ingredient Roasted Almond Butter
- 2 cups whole unsalted almonds
- 1/2 tsp salt -sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place almonds on an unlined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake or they will burn.
- 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.
- 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!