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roasted salted almond butter

Is it possible I don’t have as simple a recipe as that?

It is.

Set your oven to 300* for optimal roasting.

Almonds take 18-22min, stirring 1-2x.



So simple.

Print this!

Roasted Salted Almond Butter

  • 2.5c raw, unsalted almonds
  • 1/2t fine grain sea salt
  1. Set your oven to 300* and spread almonds on a large baking sheet. 
  2. Roast for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown, stirring 1-2x.
  3. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add to your food processor and process, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  5. Process for 6-12min, continuing to scrape as needed.  Once it smoothes out add the salt and process for another 1-2min until drippy.

notes: 2.5c [max] almonds works best with an 11c food processor.  For a 7c, use 1.5c nuts and for a 9c, use 2c nuts.  Oil should not be necessary if almonds are still warm from roasting.

If you’re looking for something a little jazzier, check out the list of over 20 nut butters on my recipe page.


Reader Comments (54)

ahh, i wish i hadn't just bought almond butter...

these pictures are exquisite!!

This looks SINfully good. Bookmarking to make as soon as I get back from vacation in YOUR home state. Colorado is the best!

I love this!!! Simple can be quite amazing. Bravo, dear Ashley, as usual. ;)

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ Foodie Fiasco

I want to put a huge spoon right into that!

This is how I usually make my almond butter - or any nut butter. I love the salty taste. It's delicious, isn't it?

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I love all your nut butters and this looks so delicious! Beautiful pictures :)

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaije

nut butter is so addictive!!! I can't live without it. Must invest in food processor so I can make my own.

I just made some simple salt cashew butter last night and I'd forgotten how delicious warm, drippy nut butter is fresh out of the processor!

I totally need to get my hands on a food processor.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlauren@spicedplate

so simple! I love love it :)

I feel like you posted this just for ME. :)
Alright, I'm going to try this recipe out, and make sure that I am patient with it (and use my food processor as opposed to my Vitamix - which breaks my heart). I have had zero luck on my 3 or 4 attempts at making almond butter- but you are the expert, so I trust that this will work!
And, duh- yours looks amazing, as always. :)

Lovely photos Ashley!

I was wondering when we were going to see another nut butter. :)

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I'm hoping this is not a silly question - but can I use this same method for peanut butter?

That looks so good - as do all your butters. We don't yet have a food processor but think I may have to revisit that decision. We have a Vitamix, but making nut butters in there seems to take quite a bit of effort! Having said that, if there's nut butter in the house, I can rarely stop eating it, so maybe I'll get the processor once I learn self control around them!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I want to make this so bad, I didn't realize it was that easy and that it would come out so beautiful.

Yumm!!! I love making nut butters in my vitamix. Sometimes I'll add in a little cocoa powder or honey too. Sometimes the simpler the better. Thanks for reminding me that I don't have to buy nut butter.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam @ Bellaspire

Yum! Can't wait to try this. Maybe I'm missing it, but in which step do you add the salt? Is it when you add the almonds to the food processor? (Just checking before I make a mistake :))

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill in Chicago

Thanks for the catch on that! You can really add it in whenever, but I usually do it towards the end.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I JUST tried making some almond butter... it's so clumpy, though! I'm using a ninja blender/food processor... I'm thinking I just need to keep holding down that blend button longer?

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa @ Life of bLyss

OMG I can't wait to make this--do you thibk it would work if I used regular or kosher salt instead of sea salt? Thanks!

Of course!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I don't have any experience with a Ninja. Try to google and see if people have successfully made almond butter with it. Roasted peanut butter is much easier to butterize, so I would give that a shot. It definitely helps if the nuts are roasted and still warm.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that you've had success with it! I've tried a few times and always have to add a lot of oil to make it work.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yeah, I've found the VM is a pain for making nut butters. So hard to scrape down and oil is always necessary [when I've tried]. My food processor is my favorite kitchen tool. :)

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes! However, the roasting time will vary slightly and is typically a bit longer. Just keep an eye on them!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It's worth the investment!!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Whaaat?? You're here?? Where??

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Favorite!! You and the roasted almond butter.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

i'm surprised you've had success with the vitamix, too! care to share any tips? i always fail miserably.

Agreed! When I've made sunflower butter with the VM, I always have to add a LOT of oil and scraping to get under the blade is really hard.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley


March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Breck! Through Monday.

I just finished eating these "salt and vinegar" almonds...super salty!!!!!!!!!! perhaps too salty...but I dig your savory nut butter :D

Seriously, that simple? That'll likely save me about $4 off the jar!

This looks awesome.
Since you have some stellar gluten free recipes, thought I would pass this contest along to you...

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

i'm always tempted to make some nut butters, but I don't own a food processor. What I do have is a hand blender and the small attached mini blender-almost like a magic bullet, but smaller. Do you think the nuts would work in this, or could it destroy the blade?

Can't go wrong with almond butter! I want to make some with blanched almonds actually :)


March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatharina

This is awesome! You make me want to open my food processor that is collecting dust since we have a tiny kitchen! We just bought a house though and are moving soon so I am excited to start using it! A kitchen where I can use fun appliances, ahhhhhhhhh I feel like I hit the lottery : ) been waiting for this day for a long time!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Oh gosh, almond butter is my weakness. I just bought a new food processor to help me with nut butters and I can't wait to make this! I think I may put a dash of honey in it too- yum!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererin

so many options! I don't know which one to make first!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Wow, that IS easy and it looks wonderful. I love the texture and creaminess you achieved! Very creative and I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), so please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure following your food…

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJavelin Warrior

This looks so good! It's been so long since I've had plain roasted salted almond butter. I absolutely love all of your flavored nut butter recipes, but sometimes simple is the best!

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

[...] as it is so incredibly easy to make!  Ashley of The Edible Perspective just posted a recipe for a two-ingredient homemade almond butter that reminded me of when I used to make my own.  It also reminded me that nut butter is awesome for [...]

I just made this and it was UNBELIEVABLY good! I never liked almond butter before, but this has me hooked. Yum!

March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna @ DB and Jelly

I love that you shared this ~ I've always wanted to, but never made own!

I was never an AB fan until I made my own. I'm SO excited that you liked it!!

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks for the link love!

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Congrats on the new purchase!

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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