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How to make Almond Butter - 5 minute recipe

Make your own almond butter in blender

The prices for almond butter significantly increased again - especially 250g portions have become more expensive. If you have a high-speed blender at home, this does not have to bother you - you can make your own almond butter. This is not only interesting in terms of price, but also in terms of taste: fresh almond paste is simply delicious - as a spread, e. G. in combination with a little honey, as a fruit dip for apples and pears, to refine desserts and mueslis - or simply spooned. In addition, almond butter scores with a lot of magnesium (good against stress!), vegetable protein (good for vegetarians and vegans!) as well as lots of B vitamins (good for the nerves!).

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Almond butter recipe for the blender

Contrary to many DIY almond butter instructions on the internet, preparing it with a high-speed blender (in this case, the Bianco Primo Plus) requires no other additions like water or oil. Our trick: Roast the almonds in the oven before blending.
Roasting the nuts ensures that the nut's own oil is released during the following processing in the blender. The nuts quickly reach a creamy, smooth consistency - absolutely comparable to store-bought almond butter. In addition, the roasted flavors go well with the almond butter. We deliberately decided against the raw version - for culinary reasons, we didn't get good almond butter results with raw nuts in the blender - certainly not without adding extra oil! This definitely is a compromise, as nutrients are lost when the almonds are roasted.

Almond paste

"The 5 Minute Recipe"
Prep Time 20 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 25 Min
Amount 500 ml
Calories 2890 kcal
Cuisine Mus
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Make your own almond paste and put fresh almond paste in a bowl.
4.78 from 1236 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 g almonds (unpeeled) We recommend that you do not process more than 500 g almonds. More almonds can only be process into almond flour.
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
 

Instruction

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees at top/bottom heat for about 5 minutes. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and roast for about 5-7 minutes. Since every oven is different, we recommend that you keep checking the almonds, as they can burn quite quickly. The creaminess of the almond paste is related to the roasting time. If almonds are roasted too long, too much oil evaporates and the almond paste no longer has the liquid-creamy consistency (as in the pictures in this post), but rather resembles a solid spread. Now remove the tray from the oven and let the almonds cool down a bit.
  2. Below you will find the blending times and the resting times for the blender between the individual blending runs. Please observe these, otherwise the mixture will heat up too much and may damage the container.
  3. We are often asked whether you can prepare almond paste in the Bianco Primo, we therefore show the preparation in this high-speed blender. We put all the almonds and a pinch of salt and cinnamon in the container and puree the nuts on the lowest speed level for about 1 minute until a nut flour is formed. Pause and use the tamper to push the nut mixture down from the inside walls of the container.
  4. In the next blending run, start at lowest speed for about 30 seconds and slowly turn up to maximum - continue blending for about 1.5 minutes. The almond flour will now change to a mushy mass as the oil begins to escape. If necessary, press the nut mass down with the tamper while blending (with the lid closed, of course). Again, take a short break for about 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat the previous blending step under point 3. After another 2 minutes of blending, you will have a silky smooth nut puree. The entire preparation takes about 5 minutes.
  6. Afterwards, it is best to fill the almond puree into sterilized canning jars. This way it will keep for weeks. To do this, rinse the jar and lid with boiling water and then dry upside down on a clean kitchen towel.

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Conclusion: Better make your own almond butter!

A high-speed blender is already an ingenious kitchen appliance. In the past, we would not have thought that we could make delicious almond butter ourselves. Therefore, our clear recommendation, if you have a high-speed blender at home: Instead of buying almond butter, prepare your own - it's cheaper and you know what's in it. Feel free to try the almond paste recipe with other nuts such as hazelnuts or cashews - or prepare nut butter mixtures or even chocolate variants. But even with other nuts, it is important that they are roasted before processing!

Many children like almond paste: Carla feeds little Vida

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Have you ever made your own almond paste in a blender?

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Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

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47 | Comment(s)

3/23/2024
Anja
It finally worked for me, too, after I almost gave up and was about to abandon the whole topic! My trick: letting it cool down significantly longer in between, probably 5-7 minutes. On the 3rd round, with my Vitamix Ascent, the crumbly mass finally turned into a puree within seconds! Even with discount almonds.
3/25/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Anja,

thank you for your feedback! How wonderful that you finally succeeded with the almond butter. Once you get the hang of it, it's just great, isn't it? Depending on the blender, almonds, and oven strength, it can sometimes be a bit of an experiment...
Best regards,
Carla
2/16/2024
Marion
Hello,

Can almond pulp be used to make almond butter, and if so, how? Unfortunately, it didn't turn into butter for me, but rather a mealy, damp mass that got stuck at the bottom of the blender container and didn't turn into butter.
2/21/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Marion,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, that doesn't work. You could only dry the almond pulp and use it for baking.

Best regards,
Carla
11/18/2023
Karin
I made almond butter for my birthday brunch, but I used raw almonds. After more than 1 hour of blending, with breaks to cool down the blender, I finally managed to create a butter, but it was very difficult for the blender. To my horror, when I was cleaning the container, water leaked out from the bottom and the almond butter also came out from the bottom. The container is probably damaged now. It was an expensive almond butter.
11/20/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Karin,

thank you for your comment. That doesn't sound good at all. Which blender are you using?
Unfortunately, I can't offer any advice or experience because I have only made almond butter with roasted almonds, as described in the post above.

Best regards,
Carla
9/5/2023
Martina
It is exactly the same problem with me.
7/26/2023
Agi
"Hello everyone, I work with both the Thermomix and the Vitamix. I have never used the Vitamix for making nut butter. Maybe it's because I started using the Thermomix from the beginning and it worked really well... I roast hazelnuts (for the flavor), peel them, put them in the Thermomix, set it to the highest speed, leave it for 5-6 minutes, fill the butter into jars, screw the lids on, and store them in the cupboard. The heat created creates a vacuum. After years, there is no change in taste, and about 2 cm of nut oil has accumulated on the butter, which I like to skim off and enjoy separately."
8/1/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
"Oh, yes. I can imagine that it works very well with the Thermomix!"
7/4/2023
Volker
I have the Vitamix A2300i and bought extra the 1.4 liter container

I have tried it mainly with hazelnuts and tried to roast them both in the oven and in the pan. But it never works
7/6/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Volker,

thank you very much for your feedback.
Unfortunately, I can't give you THE tip for making nut puree. I have also tried a bit with my Vitamix TNC 5200 until it worked well for me.

Kind regards,
Carla
7/3/2023
volker
With me, it never becomes mush. It does become flour first and then a little moister, but then only the engine turns but refines nothing more. I have to add some liquid first so that it becomes a little music. But then it still just gets very hard and crumbly.
I just don't get it, in all the videos it always looks so easy.
7/4/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Volker,
thank you very much for your comment. Important in the almond butter production is the roasting of the almonds - not too short and not too long. Of course, this also depends on the quality of the almonds and the oven. Therefore, it can be that you experiment a bit until the almond butter succeeds.
Which blender are you using?

Love,
Carla
3/6/2023
Anonym
Hello Carla,
Did work out in the end with a little more cooling time in between.
Great recipe!
Best regards
Holger
3/7/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Holger,

super - I am very pleased!!!
Much joy and pleasure with your homemade almond butter!
Carla
3/4/2023
Holger
Hi Carla,
Does the recipe also work with the Thermomix?
It seems he comes there to its limits, becomes very warm.
Regards,
Holger
3/6/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Holger,

I' m afraid I can't tell you - I've only ever made almond butter with a high-speed blender.

Kind regards,
Carla
11/1/2022
Gregor
Is the temperature 150°F or 150°C to roast the almonds?
11/3/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hi Gregor,

the temperature specification is 150 degrees - so not Fahrenheit.

Kind regards,
Carla
8/28/2022
Anja
Hi there, I have the Bianco Volto. Would like to try the almond butter recipe. With which blender that came with it at the time, the long narrow or the wide short, would be suitable for nut puree?
Dear thanks and a nice Sunday
☀️Anja
9/6/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Anja,

You can use both containers to make almond butter. The difference lies in the minimum preparation quantity: With the premium container (the narrow one), you can make almond butter from a quantity of 400 ml. With the more compact, wider container, it starts at about 700 ml.

Kind regards,
Carla
1/20/2022
Bert20
Hello Carla. I have already added oil as well. I use these almonds for something else. It would be a waste to throw them away. And try it without soaking them beforehand. Just roast them.
1/20/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Bert,
That could of course also be another idea.
Making almond butter always involves a bit of adventurous experimentation - to put it positively :)

Good luck next time,
Carla
1/19/2022
Bert20
Hello, I tried to make brown almond butter, but unfortunately it did not turn out creamy. I soaked the almonds, dried them, roasted them, and stirred for what felt like forever. It didn't become a butter. How can I make it into butter now?
1/20/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Bert,

Thank you very much for your comment. That can happen - perhaps it's simply due to the quality of the almonds? It has actually happened to me as well. I just added some almond oil to the mixture to make the texture creamy.

Best regards,
Carla
6/25/2019
Brigitte Westphal
Hello, I have not yet made almond butter myself, I always buy the puree of Betty Butter and make the almond milk from it. Unfortunately, I never really know how much almond puree I need for a liter of almond milk. Do you have a tip ???? Your website is great, and I have already tried many recipes. Many thanks to you
6/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Brigitte

i have to pass. We always make our almond milk fresh from almonds in the blender. As a tip: I would simply take as much mush as it needs for a good tasting almond milk for your taste :)

Love, Carla
5/20/2019
Sarah H
I don't have almond paste, but I do have a large portion of delicious smelling almond flour?
4/18/2019
Sandra
Muse from roasted nuts / almonds work great. Today I blanched and roasted almonds to get white mush. It just did not turn mushy. When I topped up the amount (300gr) with the same amount of unshelled almonds, it was no longer a problem. I have the Vitamix A3500.
4/23/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Sandra,
thank you for your almond paste feedback. We are delighted to hear that the Vitamix A3500i gives you so much pleasure.
Love, Carla
3/25/2019
Ente
Does anyone know? i got almond paste as a gift. in a recipe of mine it says to process 200g almonds into paste etc..
how much ready-made mus do I have to take so that I have the 200g almonds? 1:1 is somehow too much? is it about 4 tablespoons?
7/2/2019
Cosmo
Have I understood correctly? Do you want to prepare whole almonds from almond paste? That sounds interesting, and I'm curious about the result. But yes, to make 200 grams of almonds, you need 200 grams of almond paste! Please let us know about the result!
Kind regards
3/26/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Sorry, I can't tell you exactly either. Our almond paste recipe yields about 500 g almond paste from approx. to 500 g almonds.
LG, Carla
3/3/2019
Astrid
I regularly make almond paste with my Bianco Puro + Premium container. (for 4 years)
Always succeeds very well. (both with roasted and unroasted almonds)
However, you need some practice.
I never follow a “cooking manual” for nut purée.
There are only a few important tips:
1. The speed must never be so fast that the blades run dry (otherwise the appliance will quickly get hot) – reduce the speed.
2. Speed must never be too slow that you have the feeling that the blades get stuck — Increase speed.
3. nothing works without a tamper! Always push nuts towards the blades.
4. if the paste becomes too hot and the container begins to mist up, wait a little and loosen the paste with a spatula. If necessary, dry the inside of the container with a kitchen towel.
I always use 200-400 g of almonds (depending on requirements)
The preparation takes about 15 minutes (sometimes more, sometimes less – depends on the almonds).

The standard container of the Vitamix Pro 750 does not allow such low preparation quantities, you need the 1.4 l container.
In my opinion, the standard container is ideal for nut purée. My attempt with the Square, failed miserably!

My second favorite besides almond paste is hazelnut paste
200 g hazelnuts + 50g 99% chocolate and 3 dates ........ hmmmmmmm

Lg
3/7/2019
Anonym
Dear Astrid,
thank you for your valuable advice on the preparation of almond purée in Bianco Puro. As you mentioned, preparation always depends on the almond quality and texture. I have also made this experience ;)
Thanks also for the hazelnut jam recipe – sounds very tempting!
Warm regards, Carla
2/1/2019
Ricarda
Hello Hello,
I'm totally into almond paste right now and would love to prepare it myself. I have the Square container and the Premium container. Do you have any special recipe recommendations, and witch container should I use?
xoxo
2/4/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Ricarda,
in any case, I would recommend the preparation in the Premium container. You can use it to prepare smaller quantities of viscous preparations, such as nut puree. This way you can slowly get used to the preparation. The Square container is great for green smoothies and for grinding grains or coffee or cocoa beans.
Love, Carla
1/7/2019
Claudia
Hello Carla and Svenja!
Thank you so much for your great recipes. I am getting into the swing of things with your Vitamix…. One question: my son loves coconut almond purée. Do you have any idea how I can get coconut into your almond purée????
Best regards
Claudia
1/7/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Claudia,
perhaps you could blend in coconut flakes into the almost finished almond paste. Love, Carla
10/17/2016
Annabel
Does it make a difference (does it harm the blender) if I process the almonds raw? Or is it just about the taste? Thank you!
10/17/2016
Sarah
I unfortunately can't tolerate nuts and wanted to ask if you know if it also works with tiger nuts (as they are tubers)? And do you need a glass container for the Vitamix when making nut butter? Thank you very much!
10/17/2016
Franziska
At Keimling, they have tiger nut butter. So, there's no reason why it wouldn't work, right? By the way, tiger nut butter is absolutely delicious!
10/17/2016
Sandra
Hi, I really enjoy making almond butter with the Bianco di Puro Puro. However, it's easiest when I let the mixture sit for a while after one or two blending cycles to let it become oily. That way, it can happen in the background. I've never pre-roasted the almonds before, so that's a good tip, thanks!
10/17/2016
Andreas
Nice, good instructions. However, roasting the almonds will cause a significant loss of protein. Heating is the reason why raw food enthusiasts don't consume anything heated above 42 degrees Celsius. From that point on, proteins, enzymes, and vitamins are largely destroyed. Then almond butter is no longer as nutritious but rather similar to industrially processed paste. If you want to benefit from the nutrients, process the almonds raw.
10/17/2016
Jean-Claude Lahyr
Hello Carla,
This recipe is brilliant. I sincerely thank you for it. I never thought it could work. But you know what, I am going to try the same thing with hazelnuts now, I'm almost convinced it will work too. Because the store-bought spreads are not always the best. I won't mention any names here.
Wishing you a wonderful day and thank you very much for your effort.
J-C
10/18/2016
Sandra
It works with hazelnuts too!