My Vitamix Almond Butter recipe is going to blow your mind! If you didn’t know it already, the Vitmaix blender is a perfect way to add a truly homemade and healthier option for a nut butter to your daily routine. Whip up this recipe using fresh almonds in less than 30 minutes!
Vitamix Almond Butter
I have loved almond butter for many years now, but always just picked up a jar in the grocery store. Somehow, I never realized how simple it could be to make my own homemade nut butters, and especially almond butter. I started out making my own Almond Butter a few years ago and you can read about that here explaining the experiment of making it (successfully!!) in a food processor. So easy and no need to buy it in the store anymore.
This recipe, obviously, features using the Vitamix high speed blender to create the recipe. I believe that it is the best option and will give you the smoothest result.
How Can I Use Almond Butter?
The best thing about almond butter is that it can be used in 1:1 measurements in almost any recipe you would use peanut butter. This includes spreading on bread for a sandwich, mixing into a smoothie for breakfast, or adding to your favorite cookie recipe. While it doesn’t have as strong a flavor as peanut butter, it is still delicious!
Use it in this Cranberry Peanut Butter Granola Recipe for an easy and delicious option as a snack or breakfast. Another favorite is to add into oatmeal to replace peanut butter in this Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe. It is just as yummy, but no worries about a peanut allergy! For lunch, you could use it in my Freezer PB&J Sandwiches!
How Long does Vitamix Almond Butter Stay Fresh?
For this recipe, I recommend storing in the refrigerator and use within three months. While almonds themselves are typically shelf-stable for a significant period of time, once roasted and blended, the oils in them can easily turn rancid. To be on the safe side, pour it into an airtight container and plan to use within a few months.
It just takes a few minutes to blend another batch, so there is no need to make a large amount at once.
What is Almond Butter’s Nutrition Benefits?
Almond butter is great to add into your diet for natural antioxidants and to help aid in lowering your cholesterol. It is loaded with protein, magnesium, and potassium which aid in healthy heart function and overall good health.
Is Almond Butter Good For You?
Yes! It is a great addition to your diet. Being simple to make and full of nutrients your body needs, a spoon of this is an excellent choice for a fast and healthy fat and protein option.
As with any food, moderation is the key to good health. A tablespoon is great. A cup full…not so much. Use common sense and add to your diet as needed, but don’t overdo it!
- (That’s it folks! One who whopping ingredient!)
Yes, this is truly all you need to make almond butter in your Vitamix!
How to Make Almond Butter
To make almond butter, begin by roasting your almonds. I prefer to do this on a baking sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Roasting adds a bit of a toasted flavor and complements the mild nutty flavor extremely well.
Roast them for around seven minutes on each side, stirring or turning halfway through the cooking time. Don’t walk away from this, as they can burn fast and easily. This is one recipe I think requires a bit of attention while roasting. They can burn quickly and ovens have hot spots so it’s best to stay nearby until they are done.
Once roasted and cooled, pour them into the vitamix and blend until smooth! You can roast them one day and store them in an airtight container until you are ready to blend.
How to Store Almond Butter
Store the Almond Butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator once it has been blended. You can keep Almond Butter in the refrigerator 3-6 months according to doesitgobad.com.
Don’t worry if you see any oil in the almond butter just like the all natural peanut butter. That is the natural oils released from the nuts.
TIP: Store the jar upside down in the refrigerator so that the oil that is rising to the top is really settling to the bottom. Grab the jar from the refrigerator and tip it over to open the lid. No excess oil!
Substitutions for Vitamix
If you don’t own a Vitamix yet, there are still a couple of options for you to make your own Almond Butter at home.
- Try making it in a food processor using our instructions here. We use a Cuisinart 12 cup like this one that has 1000 watts. The baby version of this won’t have the power to blend up the nuts and will burn up the motor.
- You can also use Blendtec or a Ninja as they have the power to blend the nuts to a consistency needed to make butter.
If you like making your own homemade nut butters, make sure to check out our Homemade Pistachio Butter! It is so good and easy to make!
Homemade Almond Butter in a Vitamix
- High Speed Blender
- 2 cups almonds raw
- Roast 350 for 7 minutes, turn and and additional 7 minutes.
- Add roasted and cooled almonds to the high speed blender.
- Pulse 1 min to 1.5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
- Scoop the Almond Butter into small jars and store in the refigerator.