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Raw Vegan Recipes: Homemade Almond Butter

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Raw Vegan Almond Buuter
I love eating almond butter with apples, berries, peaches, bananas, or any type of fruit! I also love to top my smoothie bowl with a drizzle of almond butter. One of my favorite snacks to have during the day is really simple and easy to make: Almond Butter Nana Bites! Just cut a banana in slices; take two of those slices and add a teaspoon of almond butter in the middle! Nana Bites are really good frozen or just at room temp. I find this snack satisfies my sweet tooth every time.

There are three ways to make my almond butter!

Raw Almond Butter — I like using this method to make almond butter cookies or any recipes that call for almond butter! It has a very mild taste to it compared to the roasted almond butter.

Soaked + Dehydrated Almond Butter — Raw almonds are difficult for most people to digest because of an enzyme-inhibiting substance, but by soaking them, it removes this inhibitor and the enzymes can do their job! This is personally my favorite homemade almond butter recipe to make my jar full! Delicious, creamy, and so nutty-licious.

More info on soaking and sprouting almonds!

Toasted Almond Butter — If you love toasting your own almonds, then this almond butter recipe will take you to a whole ‘notha level. The nutty, buttery and warm toasted flavor that you get in every lick and bite is so divine. I find that toasting the almonds brings out a more almond-y flavor.

You’ll find yourself in nutter butter heaven with these 3 different methods of making delicious homemade almond butter!

Nutritional Info:

1 Serving = 2 Tbsp. (32 g)
196 calories
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Protein: 6.8 g
Fat: 18 g
*Makes a total of 20 Tbsp. of almond butter*

Homemade Almond Butter

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 24 hours
Total time: 24 hours and 20 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups almonds, raw or soaked + dehydrated

Directions

There are three ways to make almond butter!

Almond butter made with
– Raw almonds
– Soaked and dehydrated almonds
– Roasted almonds

I’ll give directions on how to make these three different ways!

— Raw Almond Butter

1. Place the 3 1/2 cups of raw almonds in a high-speed blender or food processor with the S blade.
2. It will take a total of 15 to 20 minutes to make it smooth and creamy, so be patient!
3. In the first 5 minutes, it will become crumbly. After about 10 minutes, it will slowly start to get thick and clumpy. After about 15 to 20 minutes, it should start to get creamy and almond buttery!

** Scrape down the sides with a spatula every 4 to 5 minutes.

— Soaked + Dehydrated Almond Butter

1. Place 3 1/2 cups of raw almonds in a large glass bowl and cover with filtered water, about 1 inch of water. Soak for about 12 hours.
2. Drain and rinse then transfer to dehydrator trays. Dehydrate for about 18 – 20 hours.
3. When the almonds are dry enough, transfer to a food processor or high speed blender. Blend for about 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape sides every 5 minutes.

— Roasted Almond Butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Spread out the 3 1/2 cups of raw almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Let the almonds cool for about 10 minutes then transfer the freshly roasted almonds to food processor or high speed blender. Blend for about 10 – 15 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Scrape down sides if needed.

Transfer the homemade almond butter into clean air tight glass jars, will last up to 2 – 3 weeks, but I’m sure it’ll only last for a couple of days…

Also by Jessie: Raw Vegan Tomato Pesto Pasta

Raw Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies

Related: 15 Easy Vegan Meals with Common Ingredients

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Jessie Brown

Jessie Brown

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Jess is health nut and food adventurer who follows a plant-based lifestyle for the past 2 years. It's her passion and dream to one day help as many individuals live a healthy active lifestyle with balance and wellness. She hopes that these delicious raw vegan/vegan recipes will help open up new possibilities to create and cook guilt free goodness. Follow Jess on Instagram @plantbasedbrownie. Also, please check out and subscribe to her YouTube channel for delicious raw vegan recipes and vegan related videos @plantbasedbrownie. "The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different" ~ Hippocrates
  • Jes

    I love the idea of sprouting the nuts first!

    When I need a little extra indulgence I like to add a sea salt, cacao powder and coconut oil. It’s like a *sort of* healthy version of Nutella!

    • That’s a great idea! I’ve been craving nutella recently and will definitely try it out! Thank you <3

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