Almond Butter

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Almond butter is so often praised on healthy eating blogs and in recipe books, but to buy, a small jar will leave your pocket about four euro lighter. To me that's an insane amount to spend, especially when it's so easy to make! I actually think this one is a lot nicer than the shop bought version, much more flavoursome. A small bag of almonds costs less than two euro in Lidl. Thank goodness for the Belbake range!

What you need:
200g almonds
a pinch of salt


Place the almonds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 200*C for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow them to cool slightly.
Place in a food processor with a pinch of salt and put them on full power.
The almonds are first reduced to a fine powder, which then begins to stick together as the oil from the almonds is released. 
After about 15 minutes the almonds resemble nut butter consistency.
Place in a clean and airtight container/jar, and store in the fridge for up to a week.

If you are a little unsure of what to do with almond butter.. 

  • try adding a spoonful into porridge with some fruit.
  • top wheaten bread with almond butter and a little jam
  • try almond butter and a banana on toast
  • try adding almond butter to a chicken and vegetable stir fry (Recipe coming soon!)
Let me know what you love using almond butter for in the comments below. There are so many great recipes out there!


  1. This is amazing! I had no idea it was so easy to make yourself! :) xx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. It really is this simple! Hard to believe how expensive it can be in shops :) xx

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.