Vanilla Honey Almond Butter

Vanilla Honey Almond ButterI used to be a nut butter addict—a jar would last maaaaaybe a week in my apartment. I’d eat that sh*t with a spoon I loved it so much. But, as I have a tendency to do with foods I love, I overdid it and got sick of it. It’s been months since I’ve bought or eaten almond butter. That just ain’t right.

Last week I decided to experiment with homemade almond butter and HAH-LO! Welcome back to my daily diet, AlButt. This is so delicious. I’ve been slathering it on gluten-free toast with banana slices like a fiend—can’t stop, won’t stop.

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Vanilla Honey Almond Butter

Yield: roughly 1 cup

Vanilla Honey Almond Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Spread the almonds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roast at 300 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Dump almonds in a food processor. Let the processor do its thing until the almonds have released their oils and become a smooth butter consistency. They’ll go through different stages—crumbs to clumpy wet sand to finally smooth. It only took about 5 minutes in my food processor, but it can take up to 10-12 mins. Scrape sides of food processor as necessary.
  3. Once you have the almond butter consistency you desire, stir in the other ingredients with a spoon. Don’t use the food processor for this part—the honey will cause it to clump back up.

Notes

Store in a mason jar or other airtight container. You can refrigerate, but since this doesn’t yield a ton of almond butter (about ¾-1 cup), it’s also fine to store in the pantry (trust me, you’ll eat it all before it can go bad).

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It’s finger-dipping worthy, my friends.

Vanilla Honey Almond Butter

What’s your favorite nut butter? Do you ever make your own?

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Comments

  1. I have a hot tip for chocolate lovers: mix some raw cacao into hazelnut butter for a healthy version of nutella.
    It’s even tastier of you add some honey or maple as well, but I prefer just a heavy dose of cacao, because the bitter chocolate thwarts my cravings, and it’s strong enough that I won’t overdo it. Which I can do on nut butter alone.

  2. I love making my own nut butters! It is always a process, but always worth it. So far I have made my own cashew butter and roasted cinnamon almond butter 🙂

  3. This i am gonna trie definitly. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think about doing it but never have, largely because I was always worried I’d burn out my old food processor. Now that I got a fancy blender for a gift, I might start. This recipe for oatmeal cookie dough nut butter may well be first: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/oatmeal-cookie-nut-butter/.

    • Ahhh I saw that recipe the other day and nearly stopped breathing–it looks so freaking good! I’m afraid to try it though–I’ll probably eat the entire batch in 10 minutes haha

  5. Amazing! Homemade nut butter is still something I have yet to try, but I really need to give it a shot sooner rather than later!

  6. Do you have a mini food processor or a regular size? Just wondering because I have a mini and was curious if it would work in mine. Thanks!

    • I have a regular sized one–you could do it in a mini by just splitting it in half though. Process 1 cup almonds (if both cups won’t fit), remove the almond butter, and then do the second cup. Mix in the honey and vanilla at the end. 🙂

  7. Yum! I am definitely trying this recipe; thanks for sharing! I actually made some dark chocolate almond butter over the weekend, and it is divine: http://themiaoucollective.com/2014/03/31/what-i-loved-this-weekend-dark-chocolate-almond-butter-nutella/

  8. Wow, that looks so good!! I keep meaning to make my own almond butter so maybe I’ll finally do it this week. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. This made me get up and have some peanut butter, looks soooo good

  10. Oh I’m so glad I’m not the only one with a nut butter addiction. My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy for eating spoonfuls of it! Ive just recently started making my own and I don’t think I’ll ever buy from the store again. It’s so easy and cheap! This morning I made a nut butter medley–almonds, cashews, and peanuts–it’s my favorite style so far.

  11. Oh this looks wayyy too good! Gotta love almond butter.

    xx,
    Elizabeth
    http://www.adrian-james.com

  12. I made this and everything went great until I added the honey at the end. I stirred it in like you said but it still made my butter lose it’s smooth spreadable consistency. Any clue what I did wrong? This is my first time trying to make my own nut butter.

    • Try putting it back in the food processor for another minute or so. That happened to me the first time (but oddly not when I stirred it) and after a minute of processing it went back to the smooth consistency.

  13. I’ve never made my own peanut, or almond butter before, but this seems easy to do. Will have to try.

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