Almond butter is a delicious and nutritious snack and serves as a great alternative for individuals looking to mix up their traditional nut butter go-to. Elevate your almond butter game by making your own homemade batch complete with three different flavor variations: lavender honey, vanilla coconut, and cinnamon chia seed. Don’t be intimidated — making homemade almond butter is actually easier than you think. Here is a classic recipe and three flavor combinations to try.
Yields: 4-4 ½ ounces (1 serving, roughly 2 tablespoons)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 3 cup of Brandless Raw Almonds
- 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
- If you don’t have any salt on hand, you can use Brandless Roasted & Salted Almonds
1.) Place almonds and salt into a food processor. Blend ingredients together on the lowest speed until the mixture is coarsely chopped. This should take about 1-2 minutes.
2.) Increase the blending speed and chop for additional 1-2 minutes or until a smooth paste begins to form.
Tip: If you prefer crunchy almond butter, only blend for an additional 30 seconds. If you prefer a smoother, runnier almond butter, blend for an additional 1-2 minutes on high.
Kitchen Hack: : If you are experiencing difficulty blending your almonds into a creamy paste, try adding in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to help create a creamy consistency.
If you are looking for a little more flavor, try these unique flavor combinations. Simply follow the Classic Almond Butter instructions above and add additional ingredients to the blender or food processor the same time you add the almonds.
With a delicate hint of added sweetness, this version tastes great on toast, drizzled over a bowl of ice cream or straight off the spoon.
Looking for something subtly sweet? Try making a batch of vanilla coconut almond butter. With extra flakes of coconut and a splash of vanilla, this almond butter adds a touch of sweetness to any snack or dessert.
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut flakes
Cinnamon and Seeds
Sprinkle in a dash of cinnamon and a handful of seeds for a tasty twist on a classic batch of nut butter. Great on granola, fresh fruit slices like apples or bananas, this cinnamon and seed combination is a complete snack all on its own.
- 1-2 tablespoon of cinnamon (Use 2 tablespoons if you prefer a stronger taste)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
If you want to share samples of your culinary creations with family and friends, fill individual jars and pass them out your family, friends and neighbors for small thinking of you or just because gifts.
Once you have chosen your flavor combination. scrap the sides of the blender or food processor with a spatula and store almond butter in an airtight, reusable container. Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. If you notice any separation, stir with a spoon until almonds and oil are thoroughly mixed together again. That’s it! See, simple.
Remember to tag us @brandlesslife so we can see your own homemade batch of almond butter and the fun flavor combinations you try.