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 14.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
do the almonds need to be roasted
Roasted almonds will give you a smoother texture and make it a bit easier to blend. However, they do not NEED to be roasted.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Do i need to purchase the dry container to make almond butter from dry roasted almonds?
No. You can certainly make almond butter in your regular wet container, https://www.vitamix.com/Recipes/Almond-Butter/C-Series/Variable-Speed/Classic-64-Ounce?referer_st=almond+butter&sc=site If you are using a 64 oz low profile container on your machine you will need to use at least 5.5 cups of almonds in this recipe.
Date published: 2016-08-18
I just bought the Vitamix Professional Series 750, which comes with a WET blade only. Can I use this for nut butters? Under what circumstances would I need a DRY blade?
Dry blades are great for making your own flours/meals. You can certainly make a nut butter in the Professional 750 with the wet container. However, you will need about 5 cups of raw, roasted or blanched nuts to achieve a smooth creamy blend.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Fresh almond butter is great I added cinnamon, how long can it keep out without refrigerating.
You can keep fresh almond butter 1-3 months in a cool,dark, dry space. Watch for any extreme separation or discoloration as a sign to make a new batch.
Date published: 2016-07-20
I have the Vitamix 750, so do I just take the speed from 1 to 10 because I don't have a high button?
Date published: 2016-07-19
If I soak my raw almonds first, do I need to dry them before making the butter?
It is not suggested to soak the almonds before making nut butter, however if you already have them soaking they will need to be completely dry before making the nut butter.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Does this need to be refrigerated after making it?
No this does not have to be refrigerated. It is suggested to keep stored in a cool, dark, dry place like the pantry or cabinet.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Do you have to use oil with the almonds?
Yes, it is recommended to use 1/4 C oil, for everything 3 C almonds being used.
Date published: 2016-06-14