February 11, 2022

by Alyssa

How to Make Almond Butter – With 4 Flavor Ideas

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Learn how to make almond butter with a food processor and toasted nuts, including four delicious flavor ideas that are sweet and savory.

pouring almond butter into a glass jar

It's no secret that I love a good nut butter. From a frothy Peanut Butter Milkshake to Quick & Easy Almond Butter Blondies, if you're not eating it plain, there are so many healthy ways to cook with nut butter. But buying at the store can be expensive, and you don't always know what's hiding inside.

Why Make Nut Butter at Home?

When you make your own homemade almond butter (or any nut or seed butter), you can control exactly how it tastes and the ingredients. So there are no added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavors.

Plus you can add your own flavor! Here, I've included four of my favorite ways to add extra flavor to homemade almond butter.

Quick Tip

You want to make nut butter with almost any type of nut or seed. Here is our ultimate guide to making nut butter at home if you want to try it out with other types of nuts!

different flavors of almond butter in glass jars


For the basic almond butter, you need just one ingredient: raw almonds.

Additional ingredients come in when you start to flavor the nut butter. Below, find recipes to make:

  • Cinnamon & Vanilla Bean
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice

These flavors are made with unrefined sugars and natural spices. And they make your nut butter taste like dessert!

How to Make Almond Butter

Follow these steps to make nut butter in minutes:

baking sheets of untoasted and toasted almonds

First, toast the almonds in the oven. You don't want to go over 350°F, because almonds can burn easily. Keep a close eye on the nuts in the oven and stir them regularly to prevent burning. Then cool the nuts for 5 to 10 minutes out of the oven.

collage of a food processor with almonds becoming almond butter

Next, place the cooled nuts in a food processor. Blend on high until the nuts are smooth and creamy. It will take a few minutes, but keep blending! You can also add your flavors now.

spoon holding almond butter over a food processor

That's it! Transfer the warm and fresh butter to a glass jar and enjoy. Or store in the fridge for several weeks.

jar of homemade almond butter with a spoon

How to Cook with Almond Butter

If you don't end up eating this nut butter straight from the jar, there are dozens of ways to cook with it. Here are some of my favorite recipes:

almond butter in a glass jar

More Nut Butter Recipes

If you make this recipe, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

How to Make Almond Butter

This homemade almond butter guide with four easy and delicous flavors is the key to makign the best, smooth adn creamy almond butter at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 137kcal
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for the cinnamon & vanilla bean:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • the beans of 1 vanilla pod

for the salted caramel:

for the chocolate:

for the pumpkin pie:


for plain almond butter:

  • Add the almonds to a baking sheet. Roast at 350ºF for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes until the almonds are fragrant starting to look toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the almonds into the bowl of a food processor. Process on high until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Please note, this can be a slow process – be patient and resist the urge to add extra oil.
  • Once completely smooth, pour into a glass jar and enjoy!

for the flavored options:

  • Pulse in the flavor add-ins once the almond butter is smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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