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 37.
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 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 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