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How to make Homemade Nut Butter - Learn how to tips & recipes to make healthy & delicious peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter & creamy cashew butter.

Homemade Nut Butter

How to make Homemade Nut Butter - 4 Ways - Learn how to make healthy and delicious homemade peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter and creamy cashew butter. These recipes are simple and easy to customize using either a Vitamix (in just ONE minute) or a food processor.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword almond butter, blender, cashew butter, food processor, homemade almond butter, nut butter, peanut butter, pecan butter, vitamix
Prep Time 25 minutes
Calories 95 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 8 ounces 2 cups raw almonds, cashews, peanuts or pecans (can also buy preroasted nuts)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt , to taste
  • avocado oil or coconut oil , optional & to taste, depending on consistency desired

Optional add-ins:

  • ground cinnamon , to taste
  • sweetener: maple syrup, honey, monk fruit , to taste
  • shredded coconut , to taste


  1. If toasting the almonds, preheat oven to 325 F and spread a single layer of nuts on a large-rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 10-15 minutes, mixing half-way.

    Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes, until no longer hot (warm is okay).

  2. Transfer the nuts to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix (fitted with the four-blade attachment) or a food processor.

    Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently. Depending on the type of nut and your machine, this may take anywhere from 5-15 minutes. Be patient and continue to blend and scrape down the sides, the mixture will come together after the dry paste forms. You can add a bit of oil to help the process or depending on the consistency desired. If the mixture gets too hot, you can pause for about 5-10 minutes and resume again.

  3. Once the mixture is creamy, you can add any desired salt, sweetener or add-ins of your choice and blend until creamy and combined.

  4. Allow to cool down slightly before to a glass jar. Seal and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 weeks.

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Recipe Notes

*Nutritional info is for 1 tablespoon

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Nut Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 3.8g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 3.6g7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.