This home roasted and ground almond butter is simple to prepare, tastes delicious and you can make as much or as little as you like.

SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 5 mins 20 mins cooling time COOK TIME: 20-30 mins


  • 250g almond kernels
  • 3 tablespoons olive or sunflower oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170˚C.
  2. Lay the nuts out on a baking tray and roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally making sure they don’t burn.
  3. Once cooled, place the nuts in a food processor and blend until you have the consistency you would like for your nut butter – crunchy or smooth.
  4. Add olive or sunflower oil and blend for a few seconds until both ingredients are well combined.
  5. Store in an airtight container in a cool cupboard for up to 6 days.

Inspiration and top tips

  • Try different nuts or even mix a combination; walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts work well
  • Nut butter can be used as a spread, it combines well with muffin and smoothie ingredients and can even be used as a topping for morning muesli
  • By adding some chilli oil and dried chilli flakes you can turn your nut butter into a satay style dip

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Vegetarian

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