Raw Almond Butter

Blending up almonds.  There is just something awesome about watching them go from whole nuts, to a flour, and then to a paste.  And all I have to do is push a button.

But, sometimes it takes forever.

Sometimes I break the lid on my food processor.

Sometimes I borrow my mom’s food processor, and then it goes up in smoke. 

But I just give her a jar of this before I leave…

and I change her life.


Things are not always going to go perfectly. But it should always taste good.

Raw Almond Butter

  • 2-3 cups raw, unroasted almonds, whole
  • a few dashes of salt (optional)


- In a food processor, put the almonds and the salt and blend on high.  This will take about 5-10 minutes. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

- Basically just blend until the almonds become a paste.  The longer you blend, the more oils will come out and it will become more butter-like.  The length of time you blend it will depend on the size of your processor and how smooth you want the butter. 

- Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator

TIPS: Ways to enjoy almond butter:

  • Straight up plain on a spoon with a drizzle of honey
  • Spread on a slice of toasted Ezekial bread with honey and cinnamon
  • Use in place of peanut butter for a cool twist on a pbj
  • Spread on toast and top with sliced bananas or sliced strawberries (or both)
  • Panini: Spread on wheat bread, layer sliced pears, top with other slice and grill
  • Enjoy with sliced apples sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Put in a smoothie: blend spinach, greek yogurt, flaxseed, mixed frozen berries, and 1 teaspoon of almond butter