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.
Almond Butter is rated out of 5 by 12.
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 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by CRod816 from Delicious and fast! I had attempted to make almond butter with the "other, cheaper," blender, and did not achieve anywhere near the results that the Vitamix gave me! It's creamy and delicious! I added a bit of salt and it came out perfect! Will DEFINITELY be making more of this!
Date published: 2016-03-01
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
do you have any special attachment to make butter with raw almonds?
You can make almond butter with almonds in your wet or your dry container. It is suggested to add about 1/4 C oil (any oil will work here, try to use one with little flavor like canola or grapeseed) per every 3 C almonds.
Date published: 2016-06-08
So I put the almonds in the dry ingredient container to make Almond Butter and slowing started on level 1 by level 3 my machine just froze and won't work now :(
You want to make sure that you are taking the machine from 1-10 (& high,if applicable) within 5-7 seconds. It is possible your machine has overheated and shut down, if this is the case your machine will turn on in about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If this does not seem to be the case please phone in to our household customer service center at 1-800-848-2649, our representatives would be more than happy to assist you!
Date published: 2016-05-27
Can I use raw almonds in the almond butter recipe?
Yes you can.
Date published: 2016-05-24
|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|