Tired of spending too much to store-bought almond butter? Good news! It’s super easy and budget freindly to make your own at home.
- 2 c. crispy almonds
- 2 – 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
If you don’t know what “crispy almonds” are, click the link to find out. Make those first! It makes the nuts so much more digestible by reducing the phytic acid. I’ll wait…. 🙂
Now that you have your crispy almonds, add them to your blender.
Turn this on low and let them begin chopping up.
After awhile, it will resemble almond meal. Okay, it is almond meal right now.
Turn it to medium and keep blending. It will become a very thick almond butter that doesn’t really stick together well.
Add your coconut oil and maple syrup.
Add your sea salt (you can skip if you want).
Keep blending it now on low-medium. Add a little more coconut oil if you need to. I ended up adding all 3 tbsp. to make it as smooth as I wanted. That’s up to you if you want it really smooth or with a little chunkiness left. You also may need to use a small spatula to stir/push things back down sometimes to keep it all moving. Just be careful not to hit the blades on the blender!
And then it’s done! Scoop it out into a bowl and store it in the fridge for a couple of weeks, if it lasts that long. 🙂 Serve with crackers, celery sticks, or however you like.
This is a wonderful snack for those who are grain-free or on another special diet. For more recipes like this, try Against the Grain.