Raw Almond Butter is delicious, but not all commercial almond butters are healthy. Almonds are definitely one food that you want to purchase organic. When comparing how a crop is cultivated organically and conventionally, oftentimes, the methods are very similar. But not so with almonds. In fact, conventionally-grown almonds, the way they are processed, may pose serious hazards to your health.
In light of this, I always buy organic almonds. And if I’m at a farmer’s market that offers steam-pasteurized organic raw almonds, I go for those, even if it’s expensive. Steam-pasteurization preserves the nutritional integrity of the raw almond butter. Plus, they’re free of chemicals and pesticides.
Once you’ve tried this almond butter recipe you’ll never want to buy commercial again. – Veronica
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
- 3 cups organic raw almonds
- High power blender (I prefer Vitamix)
- Patience – it takes up to 20 minutes to process
Process the nuts in a Vitamix for 10-20 minutes at high speed. This is easy, but it takes patience.
After about 5 minutes, the nuts will look like almond flour. Then, after another 5-10 minutes, the oils will start seeping out of the mixture, forming a paste.
Soon after, the raw almond butter magically appears! Store it in a sealed mason jar. Your raw almond butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.
That’s the simple way to make raw almond butter at home.