How To Make Almond Butter and Why I Won’t Make It Again

How to make almond butter is pretty easy.  All you need is almond and a food processor with an s blade and that’s pretty much it.

How to Make Almond Butter

About two weeks ago I decided to start The Daniel Plan along with a couple of friends of mine.  The Daniel Plan suggests almond butter and almonds as a snack.  Rather than buying a jar of almond butter and almonds, I figured I could save some money by purchasing almonds in bulk at Costco and making the almond butter from scratch at home.  Boy was I wrong.

I paid $14.99 for about 9 cups of almonds.  That is equivalent to $1.67 for a cup of almonds.  The recipe I am going to show you requires 2 cups of almonds.  But once done, the 2 cups yields 3/4 of a cup (6 oz) of almond butter.  That’s $3.34 for less than a cup of almond butter or $0.56 an ounce.

You can purchase Almond Butter  cheaper online through Amazon for $0.53 an ounce through their subscribe and save.  Unless I can find a super deal on almonds, or plant an almond tree.  I really doubt I will be making this almond butter from scratch again. The time involved with it, just wasn’t worth it in my opinion. But without further ado, let me show you how to make almond butter.

Step 1.)   Add 2 cups of almonds into your food processor with the s blade.

How to Make Almond Butter


Step 2.)  Let your food processor chop the almonds….

How To Make Almond Butter


Step 3).  And continue chopping… and chopping… and chopping…

How to Make Almond Butter

 Step 4).  You’ll need to constantly stop and scrape down the mix from the sides of your food processor.  You’ll continue to to let it blend and blend and blend.  The oils will finally start to release and you’ll finally reach that smooth buttery consistency.  This process took me about 35-40 minutes before it turned into almond butter.   If you want to eliminate some of this time you could probably roast your almonds for about 15 minutes before you blend them.

I felt the taste of the almond butter was a bit bland, so I added a tbsp of raw honey and a 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.   This sweetened up the almond butter and made it very delicious.

If you make this recipe when you can find almonds at their lowest price and are willing to put the time into making it, then it may definitely be worth it.   But otherwise save yourself some time and just purchase it.

How To Make Almond Butter

How To Make Almond Butter


  • 2 Cups of Almonds
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey (Optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (Optional)


  1. Add 2 cups of almonds into your food processor with the s blade.
  2. Let your food processor chop... and chop and chop some more
  3. Stop and push down the ingredients from the side of your food processor
  4. Let your food processor continue chopping until you reach buttery like consistency.


How to Make Almond Butter was just not worth the time.  Comment below and let me know if you’ve made almond butter from scratch and whether you think it’s worth it.


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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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  1. Love the breakdown on the prices you spent, etc. — very eye opening. I like doing stuff like this homemade sometimes, but most of the time, I will just pick it up at the store. Winco does have machines where you can grind almond butter right there and I think that costs less than what you spent.

  2. I like making homemade almond butter – but yes, it takes forever!!! I haven’t found store-bought at a better price (here in Canada), but I do keep my eyes open for sales and pick it up when it’s a better deal!

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