A hearty spread made with raw, roasted, or salted almonds that also works as a fruit dip.
- 4 cups (550 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.
|Serving Size||2 Tablespoons (30 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 40.
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 4 out of 5 by GreenMachine from Didn't need the oil- so glad I made this! I was nervous about making my own almond butter, but it's so expensive to buy. I used two cups of almonds, that I toasted for 5-7 minutes. I then followed the directions and in about a minute I had almond butter. I didn't hear the loud noise people talk about. I just stopped when the consistency looked right. After I scooped out as much as I could, I added some frozen banana and a cup of water for a delicious smoothie and tasty clean up.
Date published: 2017-03-13
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 3 out of 5 by veronica28 from Sixty seconds to Almond Butter! I’ve only had my Ascent 3500i for a few days so no expert here. I took the plunge to make this after reading many reviews from broken machines to perfect almond butter. I didn’t use the oil, set the machine to 10 for 1 minute and I definitely had almond butter at the end. I thought it was slightly too stiff so added a tblspn of coconut oil and blended again for about 20 seconds to give a lovely creamy texture. Tasty too. The ONLY downside was the cleaning. I added some coconut milk, maple syrup, chocolate powder and ice and made a nice drink. After a cleaning cycle there was still almond butter under the blades. I had to get a toothbrush to get that out.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ketinmd from Low-profile machine owners read this The first time I tried this, all I got was a big mess. But then I read the recipe questions section of this post, and discovered that machines such as mine require AT LEAST SIX CUPS of almonds for this to work properly. I tried it again, and it worked beautifully.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hoho from Sound on the almonds Hello, thank you for the almond butter recipe. I shall use it But!....who in their right mind would Ever use Canola oil?...it is not fit for consumption.
Date published: 2017-02-12
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