Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter (Keto, Paleo)
Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter Recipe – made in your food processor! Healthier, cheaper and much tastier than store bought! Keto, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan, clean eating.
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Why Make Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter?
I love making my own almond butter. I will never buy it in the store again! It tastes better than anything I’ve bought from a store. Ultra smooth, creamy, and has the most intense, nutty almond flavor.
When I make it myself, the butter and oil doesn’t separate like it does with store bought. No need to stir and make a huge mess! It takes at least 2 months for my almond butter to even begin to start to separate like that. So think of how long that almond butter has been sitting on the shelves at the store, where the nut butter and oil is completely separated. Eeek!
Plus, it costs a fraction of the price to make your own. Store bought almond butter prices are outrageous!
How to Make Homemade Whole30 Almond Butter in a Food Processor
It is so easy to make homemade whole30 almond butter using my food processor. I prefer my food processor because it’s easier to scrape out the almond butter once it is finished. You can use your high speed blender too!
To make the almond butter, start off by roasting your almonds. By roasting the almonds, you are intensifying the deep, nutty flavor. Your resulting almond butter will have so much more flavor.
Roasting them also gets them heated up, and the oils in the almond warm, so they will break down much faster. Once you start the food processor, the almond butter will take just about 20 minutes to get smooth and creamy. Don’t worry, your food processor can handle it!
Best Almonds to Use for Homemade Whole30 Almond Butter
I only make my own almond butter because I know what kind of almonds are being used.
After doing my research, I’ve become very careful about the almonds I buy. All almonds sold in stores have to be pasteurized by food regulations. And shockingly, most almonds are pasteurized by being sprayed with a chemical called propylene oxide (PPO), which is a known carcinogen. Even almonds labeled Raw are not truly raw since they have been pasteurized. (If you soak them in water, they won’t sprout)
The best choice for store bought almonds are almonds that are pasteurized by steaming. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Costco raw almonds are pasteurized by steaming, and are all safe to use.
Organic almonds are always steam pasteurized (no chemicals are permitted in organic products). As long as you are buying organic almonds, you are always safe!
If you want truly raw almonds, you can only source those from farmers markets or directly from the almond farmer because pasteurization laws only apply to store bought almonds.
Watch How To Make Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter
Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter (Keto, Paleo)
- 3 cups organic, raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Spread the almonds in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the almonds for 10-15 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown.
- While the almonds are still hot, add them to your food processor along with the salt. Blend for 20-25 minutes, scraping down the bowl and lid with a spatula if the clumps get stuck.
- Will keep in a pint mason jar for 2 weeks at room temperature, or at least 2 months refrigerated.
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44 Comments on “Whole30 Homemade Almond Butter (Keto, Paleo)”
Can you add sweetner, such as Stevia or Monk Fruit to the almond butter?
I haven’t recipe tested the almond butter with a sweetener, but I think it would work just fine Heather! I sure hope you like it!
Delicious! Have you ever made this without roasting the almonds? I just tried Trader Joe’s raw crunchy almond butter and loved it. I would like to make my own and am wondering if you’ve ever tried. Love your recipes, blog and instagram!
I always tend to roast nuts for any recipe I make. I just feel it enhances the flavor so much. I think it would still be delicious raw though! Thank you so much for your kind words about my recipes and Instagram. It really means the world to me!
Ok, so patience never was my strong suit….I just made a batch raw and it’s amazing. For anyone else who may be wondering if raw is delicious and if you can follow Natalie’s instructions, YES! Just skip the roasting instructions and go for it. Amazing!
Good to know Allison! So glad it turned out well.
I made this and it is so good. I roasted an extra 1/4 cups of almonds to add at the end to give me a crunchy almond butter. Perfect! Oh, and don’t goof like I did and put the salt in before the hot almonds – it will bind to the food processor bottom.
I am so glad you liked the almond butter Kathy. What a great idea to make it crunchy at the end. Also I love you tip about when to add salt.
Everything you make encourages me to branch out of my comfort zone and start playing in the kitchen more! I follow you on instagram and you and your sweet family are so amazing to watch and know that I’m constantly cheering for you! I’m super excited to try my hand at making my own nut butters- the ones in the store are so stupid expensive and I go through them so fast!
Thank you for all you do!
Isn’t it fun to step a little out of your comfort zone in the kitchen Samantha? I felt the same way the first time I started to experiment with nut butter. I remember thinking I could never do it, but it was so easy and yummy! I sure hope you like it. I bet you will!
Thank you so much for your very kind words of encouragement! I appreciate it so much!
Question about nut butters, if I keep them out at room temp can I then put it in the fridge after a week or two??? Or one or the other???
I would not store any nut butter at room temperature, I would always refrigerate Lisa. Once you blend the nut, you break it down and it must be refrigerated to be sure it remains stable. Nuts are full of oil and oil can spoil. The nut butters will keep in the fridge for 4 weeks.
this came out amazing! toasting the nuts made it so delicious ? when we finish this jar i want to try a crunchy version. and also the cashew butter & the pecan butter ?
Isn’t it fun making homemade nut butters Jessica? I am so glad you liked the almond butter. You are going to love the cashew and pecan butter. So delicious!
Another delicious recipe! I added the cocoa powder someone suggested and just a touch of MCT oil and it turned out so good! My 2yr old ate several spoonfuls when we made it. Thanks for another tasty recipe!
I am so happy you liked my almond butter recipe Heidi! Adding cocoa powder and MCT oil is a fantastic idea. So glad your two year old liked it too!
I made this last week for the first time. I was nervous about the food processor going for so long but it was fine. The bonus was that my husband loved it. Onto my second batch!
I am so glad you liked my almond butter Sandy. You know I was nervous about the food processor running that long, but it isn’t an issue at all. Whew! I am glad it was hubby approved and you are making a second batch. Yea!
Love this! Thank you!
I am so glad you liked my almond butter Carlee. Thanks so much for letting me know.
So easy and so much more delicious than store bought. Thanks for another fabulous idea!
So thrilled you liked this!
This is a good one! I love how it doesn’t separate. I haven’t tried your updated version with roasting before processing but I’m excited to give it a whirl especially since it speeds up the process.
It is SO much better than store bought. So glad you like it!
Thank you! Love home made almond butter!! ?
Thank you LouAnn! You are such a sweetheart!
So delicious. I have to be careful not to eat huge spoonfuls right out of the jar!
Thanks Lani! I know what you mean, it’s just so dang good!
I just made my first batch of almond butter. It’s so delicious I most ate half the jar as I filled it. I cant wait to have some more with breakfast and try to make it with different types and combinations of nuts. One quick question, do you put it right in the fridge or let it cool down first?
I am so happy you liked my almond butter Sabrina! Isn’t it delicious? I also find myself eating it right out of the jar. I usually just put it right in the fridge. If you’d like you can let it set a bit and then put it in the fridge.
This was beyond easy and also so delicious – I am fortunate to have an amazing organic market in my neighborhood and the almonds are great – I was a little nervous about the 30 minutes with the food processor running but it worked perfectly- I also made walnut butter on Sunday- what a week ?
I am so happy to hear that! And so so so proud of you for making your first batch of homemade almond butter! Way better than store bought right? And yes, that food processor is up for the challenge! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked my recipe, you made my day!
Amazing! Just like magic. :)
Yea! So happy to hear that!
I’m wondering how it would taste putting pure cacao powder into the almond butter
I bet it would be delicious! Kind of like a nutella effect? Which is just hazelnut butter with cocoa and sweetener. I want to try this!
Do you have to refrigerate the almond butter?
I do to be extra careful, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if you left it out accidentally overnight.
Wow – 30 minutes… I’d like to give it a try, though, I’m still waiting for my Cuisinart S-blade to be replaced since the recall. They said it could be anytime between May and October! Ha! I had no idea about PPO. I’m going to check at our food co-op to see exactly what I am buying! Thanks for the info!
Hope you can source some good almonds!