I love almond butter…but I LOVE homemade almond butter! I just made almond butter for the first time and now I’m never looking back! I used the recipe in the cookbook that came with my VITAMIX 7500 blender.
…it’s almost TOO easy!
4 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup canola oil (you may need a bit more)
1. Place almonds into the Vitamix and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Switch machine to Start and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10. Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blade continuously. Blend 1-2 minutes.
2. Stop the machine, remove the lid plug and pour the oil into the almond mixture. Secure plug, select Variable 1, and switch machine to Start. Slowly increase the speed to Variable 8. You may need to add more oil if the mixture isn’t becoming smooth. I added an extra 1-2 tablespoons of oil to smooth it out. I also needed the tamper to help the ingredients to combine. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
And Voila! Homemade almond butter! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week. For longer storage, you can freeze it.
My favorite way to enjoy almond butter is with some sliced apple, on a piece of toast, or with baby carrots. It also makes a great gift idea for the holidays!
Once we finish this batch, I’m going to try making this almond butter with coconut oil instead – stay tuned!
Made with love, Linda