Learn how to make almond butter with just four simple ingredients! Smooth, nutty, and perfectly sweet, it’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes better than anything you’ll find at your local grocery store.

I am so excited to bring you another post in our All the Healthy Things “Just the Basics” series. These posts are focused on helping you master basics in the kitchen and, hopefully, inspiring you with a few new ideas along the way.

If you are new to cooking, or just need a refresher on the basics, these posts are designed to help you feel more confident in the kitchen. Once you have a handle on a few basic concepts and techniques, you can easily build upon them to create new and exciting recipes dishes without a second thought.

If you have ever wondered how some people just seem to know how to cook without a recipe or can quickly throw together a meal in a moment’s notice, it’s likely because they have a good grasp of the basics. I want that for you! It’s my hope that every just the basics post helps you feel more comfortable so that you can enjoy your time spent in the kitchen even more!

If you haven’t already be sure to check out the other how-to guides in the series.

Here are a few of our most popular posts: 

The Best Homemade Honey Almond Butter Recipe

To be honest y’all, I never thought I’d be the kind of girl who made her own nut butter. I’m a huge believer in making things from scratch, but nut butter just seemed too intimidating and complicated for me. 

Clearly, curiosity eventually got the best of me, and I’m never going back! Not only is homemade almond butter super easy to make, but it’s also so much better than store-bought varieties. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had some great jars of nut butter, but absolutely nothing compares to the flavor of making your own. 

I’ll walk you through all the steps and even provide flavor variations to satisfy all your cravings! 

almond butter ingredients in small bowls

Recipe Ingredients

Raw Almonds: you’ll need 3 cups of raw unsalted almonds for this recipe. We’re using raw almonds instead of roasted ones because we’re roasting them for a few minutes ourselves before blending to help release some of their natural oils. 

Honey: a drizzle of honey caramelizes the almonds creating that sweet honey-roasted flavor. 

Coconut Oil: this is my secret to creating super smooth almond butter! 

Salt: use a generous pinch to give the honey almond butter flavor while balancing the sweetness. 

Ingredient Variations

  • Honey – feel free to leave out the honey if you want an unsweetened almond butter. Or, swap it for maple syrup if that’s what you like best.

  • Almonds – swap the almonds for peanuts or cashew if you prefer.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

roasted almonds on a sheet pan

How to Make Almond Butter

Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step Two: Add the almonds and honey to a large mixing bowl. Then, stir to coat the almonds with the honey. 

Step Three: Spread the almonds in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Then, remove them from the oven, and set them aside to cool. 

Step Four: Place the cooled almonds in the bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender. Add the coconut oil, and process or blend until creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure all the ingredients incorporate evenly. 

Step Five: Transfer your creamy honey almond butter to a jar to store. 

almond butter in food processor

Optional Flavor Combinations

This recipe for almond butter is a great base for fun flavor combinations! You can easily make your own flavored almond butter with just a few simple additions. Some of my favorite options include: 

  • Honey & Cinnamon Almond Butter – add 1 teaspoon (or more!) of cinnamon to the nut butter.

  • Chocolate Almond Butter – want chocolate almond butter? try adding 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder.

  • Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter – add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the nut butter

  • Chai Almond Butter – another delicious combo! add 1 teaspoon of chai spice to the cashew butter.

almond butter in jar with spoon

Ways to Use

This recipe for almond butter is so good you can eat it with nothing but a spoon! But I like to pair it with apples or veggie sticks for dipping. Or, add it to a variety of recipes! Some great ways to use it are: 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to buy or make almond butter? 

I find that it’s much cheaper to make almond butter at home. Some ways I keep the cost down are buying nuts on sale, purchasing nuts in bulk, and making small batches at a time so my almond butter never goes bad! 

Why won’t my almonds turn into almond butter? 

If you’re having a hard time getting your almonds to blend, just keep going! Sometimes it takes a while for them to turn into a creamy butter. Or, if they’re blended and not creamy, try adding another tablespoon of coconut oil. 

How long does homemade almond butter last? 

Store leftover almond butter in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month. If this ingredients separate, just stir them back up before serving. 

More “Just the Basics” Recipes You’ll Love

I hope you give this Honey Almond Butter Recipe a try! It’s easy to make and so delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
almond butter in glass jar on plate with fruit

How to Make Almond Butter

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make almond butter with just four simple ingredients! Smooth, nutty, and perfectly sweet, it’s surprisingly easy to make and far tastier than anything you’ll find at your local grocery store.


  • 3 cups raw unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the almonds and honey in a large mixing bowl and stir until the almonds are coated with the honey.
  3. Spread the almonds in an even layer on the lined baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let cool.
  4. Place the cooled almonds in the bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender along with the coconut oil. Process or blend the nuts until creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. The time will vary here depending on what kind of food processor or blender you have. Just keep going until the nuts turn into a creamy butter. If your nut butter is having a hard time becoming creamy, try adding another tablespoon of coconut oil.
  5. Transfer the almond butter into a jar to store and store in the fridge.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Jess Gaertner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star