How to Make Your Own Chunky Almond Butter at Home
“This post is sponsored by CVS. All views expressed are that of my own.”
As a frugal person who loves to save money, I often attempt to make my own staples that my family consumes a lot of. Recently, we have discovered just how tasty chunky almond butter is. It is amazing in recipes, on veggies, and just delicious by the spoonful. As usual, my stomach and wallet are not always on the same page so the $10 price tag for mere ounces of almond butter is not something I can regularly dish out.
I mean really, why not? I try to do as much DIY and homemade around here as possible so what’s one more way to save money? To make raw homemade almond butter at home, you need to start with quality almonds. I usually purchase mine at CVS. They have the best price for a 16 ounce bag of their Abound Raw Almonds.
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Now back to the yummy homemade almond butter. This took a little time (about 15 minutes) but the end result was delicious, and hard to resist. Who have thought that raw almond and a pinch of sea salt could turn into such a “creamy chunky” delight? We are all about the chunk in this house so I opted to stop it before it got too creamy. I woudl think 20 minutes would have had it much more creamier.
Here is what you’ll need to make your own almond butter at home:
- 3 cups of raw almonds-we prefer CVS Abound
- pinch of sea salt
- Powerful blender like a Ninja or Blendtec
Add almonds to your blender and blend and put it on high speed. Allow mixture to blend for five minutes, and then scrape down the sides of the mixer/blender; repeat. You will notice the almond will go from chopped to the consistency of almond flour, and then you will start to see the oils. Again, I wanted mine chunkier, but you can easily get to the extra creamy consistency with a full 20 minute blend. This definitely take patience.
Almond butter is a wonder vegan, gluten free, and heart healthy spread to enjoy on toast, veggies, crackers, or in recipes. It is so darn delicious and can even be sweetened with a little honey if you prefer.
Have you ever made your own almond butter? Share below any tips or tricks you may have.