Making homemade almond butter with a food processor or Vitamix is super easy and you can be sure you’ll always have some on hand when you need it.
And, you can take an optional step to make it even more nutritious by soaking the almonds in filtered/purified water ahead of time.
Soaking the almonds neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors and increases beneficial enzymes.
You don’t really know if this step has been taken when you buy store-bought almond butter, so when you make it yourself, you know it’s as nutritious as possible.
Also, you can make sure you are using organic almonds because non-organic almonds can contain up to 9 different pesticide residue toxins.
Delicious, creamy homemade almond butter can be made in either a high-quality food processor or a Vitamix and both do a great job, and I have instructions for both below.
How To Make Homemade Almond Butter: Step-by-Step Instructions
Here is how to make this recipe and I’ll show you how with step-by-step instructions below:
How To Make Homemade Almond Butter in a Vitamix:
- 3 cups organic roasted almonds*
- 1/4 cup coconut oil.
*Please note: using the Vitamix method, you will be using roasted almonds and not raw, unpasteurized almonds and will not have a true 100% raw nut butter.
Step 1: Mix The Ingredients Together
Firstly, add the almonds and then the coconut oil.
Start at Variable 1 then slowly increase to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to push the nuts onto the blade.
After approximately 1 minute, you should hear a high-pitch chugging sound at which time you would stop the machine.
Step 2: How To Store Homemade Almond Butter
Secondly, store in an air-tight BPA-free container.
For example, I like to use a glass mason jar to store mine.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions For How To Make Homemade Almond Butter
Here are some expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Tip #1: If you will be making homemade almond butter, and even homemade almond milk, you will find that buying raw organic almonds in bulk will save you money and the ones I buy from Terrasoul Superfoods are fresh, organic, raw and unpasteurized.
Tip #2: You don’t have to take this extra step, but soaking and drying your almonds before making homemade almond butter of homemade almond milk make them more nutritious. They need to be completely dried before using them and I use my dehydrator to dry my almonds after soaking them.
Tip #3: The recipe instructions shown below are for a food processor, but if you want to make it in your Vitamix, just use the instructions shown above.
Tip #4: I like to store my homemade almond butter in air-tight glass mason jars.
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