Homemade Almond Butter

You all know how much I love peanut butter. I think I’ve made that perfectly clear with the sheer number of recipes I’ve made featuring the stuff. But without fail, every time I post a recipe with peanut butter I get a comment saying “this looks so good, but I/my brother/husband/child is allergic to peanut butter!” So I’ve decided to branch out and create recipes with other nut butters to include everyone!

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

First step: get my hands on almond butter. Holy cow, this costs $7? No way, José! I’m going to save money and make my own! A jar of almonds only costs $3-$5; much more cost effective! Making almond butter is almost exactly the same as making peanut butter- place nuts in food processor. Blend. Done. However, I found that almond butter was much clumpier and dryer than peanut butter, so I added in 1/4 c of oil to make a smooth, buttery, blend- just the way I like my peanut butter.

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

And this stuff is good! While I still prefer my peanut butter, Almond butter is just as good and a wonderful substitute for peanut butter. I don’t recommend substituting this almond butter for peanut butter in peanut butter cookies because it could cause the cookies to be too dry and crumbly. However, feel free to substitute it in buttercream frostings, stuffed brownie bars, or flavored peanut butters!

Homemade Almond Butter
A Pixiedustkitchen Original
Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz jar of peanuts
  • 1/4 C Canola oil
  1. Place nuts in canister of food processor and blend until smooth and sticky. Add oil and blend until smooth and buttery, resembling peanut butter.
  2. Transfer to airtight canister to store for up to a month.

Stay tuned for a recipe featuring homemade almond butter!

Homemade Almond Butter on Pixiedustkitchen. Now you can enjoy peanut butter recipes even with allergies!

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5 Comments on Homemade Almond Butter

  1. cookingactress
    August 1, 2013 at 10:02 am (4 years ago)

    Yeah almond butter is the only thing I’ve ever needed to add oil to. It’s so good, though! LOVE

    Reply
  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    August 2, 2013 at 11:58 am (4 years ago)

    I love making homemade peanut butter, but have never tried almond butter. Looks delish. 🙂

    Reply
    • faithcatherine
      August 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Pamela! Let me know if you try it!

      Reply
  3. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
    August 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Yesterday the almond butter at my grocery store was $9.99 and that was on SALE. So much more economical to make it yourself!

    Reply

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