What does my cookie dough bite addiction have to do with making almond butter? A lot. The recipe calls for almond butter – which is not something I keep around the house very often. However, I do typically have a nice store of almonds stored in my pantry. Therefore, I easily make almond butter any time I need it.
If you’ve read my tutorial for making homemade peanut butter, you’ll find that you will follow the same basic instructions for making almond butter. Nut butters are very easy to make in a food processor. The biggest thing to note: The process of making nut butter is a little bit loud. Warn the family to plug their ears before you turn on the food processor. Although the way I look at it – my family is always making a bunch of noise. When I’m making nut butter – it’s my turn. So there.
Step One: Pour almonds into a food processor. I have found that eight ounces of almonds creates one full cup of almond butter. I don’t recommend putting more than eight ounces of almonds into your food processor at one time. The process takes a while, and the more almonds you have, the longer it will take.
Step Two: Place lid on food processor and turn it on. (Plugging it in is always a plus as well.) ;) Yes, it’s loud isn’t it? Told ya.
Step Three: After processing almonds for two to three minutes, use a spoon to scrape down the sides of your food processor and shift around the almonds.
Step 4: Continue to process, but stop and scrape and stir almonds around from time to time to aid in the butter making process.
Step 5: You’re getting closer! Process, scrape, stir, and process some more. Continue until the almonds have become the almond butter you’ve always dreamed of. Because yes, we all do spend much of our time dreaming of perfect almond butter, do we not?
And there you go – lovely, smooth and creamy almond butter.
What other nut butters have you made? Have you tried making Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites yet?
P.S. I order organic almonds from Braga Farms. They are a wonderful company to work with and offer high quality nuts. Almond Butter will stay fresh in the refrigerator for several weeks.