Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Homemade Vanilla Almond Butter

Talk about a cinch to make! I think this recipe took me about two minutes to put together, and that includes cleaning my Vitamix. 

I'm a big fan of nut butter of any sort, so when I saw that Kath of Kath Eats Real Food was sampling some vanilla almond butter that a company had sent her, I knew it was something I had to try and make. And I did, and it was okay. So I tried again, and this time: score! 

The last batch I made was too crumbly and you could taste the alcohol from the vanilla extract, so I had a quick fix: use vanilla powder and add a little oil. And voila! Homemade vanilla almond butter. 

It's good on rice cakes, apples, in cereal, or by itself. I may even try roasting the almonds slightly and adding a bit of agave as well. 

Vanilla Almond Butter (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 (+/-) tablespoons mild tasting oil (I used light olive oil) 

Place all ingredients into a Vitamix, blender or food processor and process until smooth.

*To make an almond butter crunchy I will usually reserve a bit of the whole almond and add it in at the end until lightly chopped.  


jill elise said...


I haven't really been an emotional wreck, although I cry at every single wedding-related thing on tv. In normal life, no, but when watching tv? Extra emotional.

Alex is more emotional lately than I am.

A WEEK AND A HALF! Are you ready?

Ricki said...

I'm so glad you perfected this. . .because now I can try it out! (And I hope Henry got some. . . ) ;)

glutenfreeforgood said...

Wow, this home-made almond butter looks like a winner. I always grind mine at my local market, but I may try this. Have you made it with honey, cinnamon or any other flavors?

Last time I stopped by was dog biscuit day! I'm behind and need to do some rambling around here. Looks like you have some great posts lined up!

P.S. I'll see you at the cake table.

Kate said...


Anonymous said...

wow! it really does sound simple :)

Anonymous said...

Try Trader Joe's vanilla extract. It is not alcoholy.