Today is National Almond Day! We made homemade almond butter to celebrate. Homemade nut butters are so easy to make and can be so much cheaper than store bought, especially almond butter. All you need to do is put almonds in a food processor and turn it on! It is that easy! We used unsalted roasted almonds, but you can use salted if you want. We just wanted to be able to control the amount of salt that was in our almond butter.
Once your almonds have been processing for a little, they will look like this. As you can see, some of the ground almonds will get stuck to the sides, so you might have to scrape down the sides.
Then the almonds will start to look crumbly like this. They are starting to turn to almond butter!!!
Next, it will turn into a ball and roll around your food processor. Don't worry it will turn into almond butter soon. Almost done!
Yay! It finally turned into almond butter!
Homemade almond butter is totally customizable. Usually we just throw some almonds into our food processor, but you could put anything you want in your almond butter. Sometimes we will add some salt or maple syrup.
Almond butter is so versatile and can be used in place of peanut butter. Here we had it with carrot sticks. What is your favorite way to eat almond butter? Do you prefer peanut butter or almond butter?