Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter Recipe

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A simple and easy homemade almond nut butter!

This Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter has made me a raving fan of nut butters! A fast and easy homemade nut butter recipe.

Toasted English muffin with Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter Recipe with a bite taken out of it

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Oh LORD Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter is SO GOOD. I like peanut butter but am definitely not a raving fan of peanuts or peanut butter in general. I’ll eat it, but I have other favorites and do not seek out peanut-butter-anything. But this almond butter is freaking amazing!

A spoon of Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter with almonds around it

I made up these warm, toasted English muffins for the pictures and took a bite with the homemade almond butter and it was HEAVEN. I promptly ate the entire half.

Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter Recipe spread on English muffins

Now if I am eating nut butter of any kind, especially peanut butter, I want the chunky kind. I love getting those little bits of texture and crunch. So I knew I had to do the same thing with a chunky almond butter.

All you need to make this homemade nut butter is blend them in a food processor

A spoon of chunky nut butter

My Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter looks…wrong?

So I must admit the first time I was making almond butter, it just seemed to be going wrong. I was doubting it. It looked so thick and typically thick in a food processor means it is being over processed. So I was fighting urges about trying to fix it.

Just let it run. It takes time to get to a smooth and creamy texture. But it will get there. Walk away if you need to and don’t think about it too much. The oils will keep coming out of the nuts and will turn into a butter.

Two English muffins and a spoon with Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter Recipe surrounded by almonds

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Homemade Crunchy Almond Butter Recipe

A simple and easy homemade almond nut butter!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Blend Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1645kcal


  • 4 cups almonds (1.25 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lay the almonds out on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake the almonds to slightly toast. They will JUST start to darken and you will smell the almonds. Do NOT overcook or burn as it will be bitter (err on the undercooked side). This will take approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove the almonds from the oven and let cool slightly on the baking sheet until still warm but you are able to touch them.
  • Set 1 cup of the almonds aside. Put the remaining 3 cups of almonds in a food processor. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Blend.
  • Blend, scraping down the sides occasionally, until you reach your desired consistency. Depending on the sharpness of your blade and your preference, this can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes.
  • When you reach your desired consistency, add the remaining 1 cup of whole almonds. Process briefly to break them up as much or little as you want to get your crunchy texture.
  • Season to taste with additional salt if desired.
  • Store in a jar or container (room temperature is fine) for up to 2 months.


It is important that the almonds are still warm when you process them so they release their oils more easily.
I have not tried this in a blender, but I imagine it could work if you typically have good results with your blender making things like pesto and hummus.
If your almond butter is too thick and not cooperating, you can add a little neutral oil (canola, vegetable) to help loosen it. The nut butter also loosens more when put on warm bread than when it is cold.


Calories: 1645kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 141g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1747mg | Potassium: 2016mg | Fiber: 35g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 755mg | Iron: 11mg


By on July 8th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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