You’ll always find a jar of almond butter in my fridge or pantry. I love it on Ezekiel toast, apple slices, or even by the spoonful. I’ve tried VitaMix almond butter a few times, but I’d never added cinnamon and honey until I tried this recipe. It’s fantastic!

Either roasted or raw almonds will work in this recipe. (Raw almonds will take a little longer to process.) If you use coconut oil, you may want to warm the almond butter a bit to serve it since the coconut oil will harden as it cools. This recipe is delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon oil (almond, olive, peanut, coconut, etc.)
  • Sea salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Pour almonds into a VitaMix or a food processor and process for 1 minute.
  2. Add oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Continue to process. Time will vary depending on the machine you use.
  4. Food processor: Blend 8-10 minutes longer, or until the mixture smooths out and oils are released. You’ll see a progression from crumbs, to larger clumps, to a ball before oils are released (add more oil if you wish, for a smoother consistency.)
  5. VitaMix: Blend 1-3 minutes longer. It will be very loud, but relax. Let the blender rest after each minute of blending. almond-butter-mixed-vitamix-carafe-1
  6. When mixture is smooth enough for you, transfer to a glass container and stir in the honey/additional salt to taste. DON’T add the honey until the end, or you’ll risk the mixture seizing up your blender or food processor.

If you prefer a toastier flavor, roast the almonds for 10 minutes at 350°F and let cool before processing.