Easy, Homemade Nut Butter

       Making your own homemade nut butter isn’t as hard as you might think. And it can save you money, and save you in a pinch when you run out and need a small amount.

It only requires two things: nuts and a food processor. I have this one and bought it at Wal-mart for $8. I use it for everything. And it’s never caused me an issue and it doesn’t take up much space. I’ve had it for 3+ years.

SD530360    1. Take nuts, (almonds in this case) and start chopping them. You can use whole nuts/pieces. This picture was taken after a few pluses on the food processer.

 SD530363 2. Keep processing…it will get finer and finer. If you get to here, you’re almost at almond flour stage.



3. You’ve made it! (almond butter)

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3. You’ve made it (peanut butter!)



Enjoy! If you have any tips on how to make nut butter, let me know…I’m wondereding why the almond butter didn’t get as creamy and was more dough like…maybe because it was unroasted.


  1. Tes

    This sounds really yummy! I have to try it. It’s so healthy to make nut butter at home. Thanks for sharing.

    • Tes—-No problem! 🙂 It is! 🙂 Let me know how yours comes out! 🙂

  2. Kim Christensen

    I think it has to do with how oily the nut or seed is – peanuts are pretty oily, so I think that is why the butter gets creamier. Macadamia nuts get SUPER creamy. but things like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds tend to need oil added to them.

    • Kim——Thanks for visting/commenting! That’s what I was thinking too. I just thought almonds would be more oily like the nut butters I’ve purchased in the store. 🙂 I’m going to try it today roasted. -Ari

      • Susan

        Did your roasted almonds do better? I heard that it needed to be roasted as well but when I blended mine it just turned a little less like flour. I read where a person can add oil to it but not sure what kind. Thanks!

      • Yes, since I wrote this post I prefer the taste and ease of roasted almonds! They work so much better and taste better too. Did you use raw or roasted? Either way it can take a while to process. Faster though with roasted. If you think you need oil, you can add a couple of tablespoons, use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower or use the nut oil the goes with the nut (almond oil for almond butter, peanut oil for peanut butter.) Hope that helps!


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