Homemade Almond Butter

Raw organic almond butter with extra virgin coconut oil

Almonds are high-protein and rich in monounsaturated fats, which research links to a reduced risk of heart disease and a healthy cardiovascular system. Almonds are also one of the richest sources of vitamin E, magnease and magnesium, which help protect the body from Alzheimer’s disease to muscle function. To achieve a more spreadable consistency, we added a little coconut oil, which is also classed as a superfood and can help weight loss, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. All in all a very healthy spread which can top porridge, go in smoothies, slathered on apple slices or even spread over a humble piece of toast.

  • 350g Organic Almonds*
  • 1 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (optional) we found Lucy Bee is the best
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (optional)
  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender** and blend for around 1-2 minutes (depending on blender), pushing the mixture down to ensure an even consistency.

*Soaking the almonds overnight then drying in a dehydrator or low oven increases their nutritional content – find out how to soak and dry nuts here.

**It is best to use a powerful blender like a Vitamix, as the almonds take a lot of processing to turn into a paste. Whatever you use, ensure you stop the blender every 30-45 seconds to push the mixture down and to avoid the blender overheating.

A jar of raw hulled almonds, ready to be blended in a Vitamix to make raw vegan almond butter

4 Comments

  1. So pleased you have included this recipe as the different nut butters are very expensive and are so good. We will now buy organic almonds in bulk and make our own butter and flour. Thank you and love to you both. Sue x

    Reply
    • Hi Sue, glad you like the recipe, I managed to find 1kg raw organic almonds for £10 so it definitely works out cheaper to make your own. Next on the list is cashew butter and maybe a raw cacao hazelnut butter. Love to you and Mike x

      Reply
  2. This looks lovely! I’ve traded in normal milk for almond milk, this may be the next step!
    Sophie xx

    Reply
    • Hi Sophie, yes I’m a big fan of almond milk too. I would love try my hand at making my own… maybe that can be my next challenge 🙂 xx

      Reply

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