A hearty spread made with raw, roasted, or salted almonds that also works as a fruit dip.
- 4 cups (552 g) unsalted roasted almonds
- ¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
- In 1 minute you will hear a high-pitched chugging sound. Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, the motor sound will change and become low and laboring. Stop machine.
- Store in an airtight container. It can also be frozen for longer storage.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series and G-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
|Serving Size||2 c ( 473 g )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||18 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
Almond Butter is rated out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Active Mom from Thank you for the idea! I was reading an article on "How to choose the best almond butter" and at the bottom of that same article was a section on Homemade Almond Butter which had a link and led me to here. I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make and how delicious it tastes. I opted to make only half a batch in case it didn't turn out right. Therefore, I only used 2 cups of roasted almonds (I roasted myself). Initially I did not add any oil like some of the reviewers suggested. But it turned out a little dry. So, I decided to add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil instead of the 1/4 cup (or 1/8 cup since I was making half a batch) canola oil the above recipe calls for. It turned out creamy and delicious. Definitely will make again.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Full Monty from So easy and Tasty!! I'm with Rosa - no oil needed. Might relate to the model. My new 5300 never chugged, so I probably blended it longer than I needed to. Another step I took from another site was, rather than scrape every bit I could, I left what didn't come out easily with a rubber spatula, added water, and made a quart of almond milk.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rosa from Too many ingredients I make almond butter every week and you do not need the extra calories of canola oil. The VitaMix will make the most delicious almond butter with no oil whatsoever -- the nuts have enough oil on their own.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happyenergy from Easy and yummy! This the most basic and uncomplicated version of almond butter. There is so much confusion on wet blender, dry blender, oils etc. This is all you need and it's good! I add a touch of sea salt and I use almond oil myself..
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by LI Gal from Making Almond Butter broke my machine! I made this recipe using my Vitamix and not only did it not come out smooth, the blade separated from the retainer nut. Luckily the folks at Vitamix were wonderful and replaced my container but I don't think I'll try it again. The customer service rep said I should soak the nuts for 4 hours before processing if I want to try it again.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guido from Almond Butter I used this recipe, substituting almond oil for canola. It was still very dry, so I added a bit of maple syrup. Now I'm addicted! I used my Vitamix I bought at the Boston Flower Shoe in about 1970, and it works perfectly despite using it almost every day!
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelly from Yum so fresh and easy! We spend so much money on almond butter and my family puts it on everything. So fun to make out own. Super easy and delicious
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by kwgaby from Amazing! Such an easy recipie and it tastes great! However for my Vitamix I had to add a little more oil, but otherwise than that I highly recommend everyone to try this!
Date published: 2016-01-23
Is there an auto setting (like smoothie) that can be used for making almond butter?
Nevermind, I set it to 1 then 10 like instructed. Just an FYI, I made it without oil. I froze my almonds prior so they didn't heat up while blending. I also added a bit of brown sugar, pinch of sea salt and a couple shakes of cinnamon. I used to make it in my food processor, but the Vitamix does it in a fraction of the time, and resulted in a creamier almond butter.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Which the best vitamix blender to nut butter
All of the Vitamix containers will blend a nut butter. "The best" one for the job depends on how much you plan to make.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Can I use water instead of oil in this recipe?
You will need to use oil in this recipe. Using water is going to give you a completely different consistency, You can use almond oil, canola oil, grapseed oil, coconut oil, etc. Really any kind of oil will help the almonds form into an almond butter.
Date published: 2016-10-31
I tried this recipe but it never got creamy . It stayed rather hard even though let it work using the tamper for more than one minute. What did I do wrong?
Do you recall if you were using roasted, blanched or raw almonds? You may need to just simply add more oil.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Making almond butter with your recipe, should I use a wet blade or dry blade or does it matter?
You can use your wet blade container when making any kind of nut butter.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Can a Vitamix S50 be used for nuts for making peanut or almond butters?
Yes, you can absolutely make a nut butter in any of our S Series machines.
Date published: 2016-09-07
is it okay to make almond butter in a wet container with the 6300 model
Date published: 2016-08-30
I have the vitamix professional series 750. I tried the almond butter recipe and I had to stop the machine and frequently push it down the sides and into the middle for it to work. I have the 64 oz container. Can you tell me what to do differently?
For the almond butter recipe to work properly in your low profile 64 oz container you will need to have about 6 cups of almonds, rather than three. Everything else you will do the same!
Date published: 2016-08-30