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Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter (Whole30, Paleo)

Learn how easy it is to make delicious Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter at home. This healthy snack only tastes sinful but is Whole30, paleo, and keto-friendly.

homemade cinnamon almond butter on a spoon with a jar

Fifty percent of you may be grossed out by this statement, but the other fifty percent are going to be sooooo excited.

This homemade cinnamon almond butter tastes like the nut butter version of the leftover milk from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And I mean that in the best possible way.

It’s toasty, delicious, has a fabulous cinnamony (<—-that’s a word) taste, and it’s healthy. So healthy!

What Are The Benefits of Almond Butter?

Almonds are a superfood which means they’re packed with nutrients and don’t need any altering to make them great for you. Yay nature!

Each tbsp serving of almond butter contains 3.4 g of protein, 7 grams of healthy unsaturated fat, 13% of your daily intake of fiber, and 4% of your calcium needs. All that goodness in one little tablespoon!

And, now I come along and tell you to roast these little healthy gems and add what seems like an ill-advisable amount of cinnamon to make them even better.

Can I Make Almond Butter in a Blender?

Yes, but it can overtax the motor of most blenders unless you have a powerful blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec. There are also some limitations on how you can prepare the almonds you plan to use.

For instance, if you don’t wish to roast your almonds first, you’ll need 3 tbsp of a neutral oil (like melted coconut or avocado). If you like to soak and then dehydrate your almonds, you’ll likely need to use 4 tbsp of oil.

To make: add your roasted almonds to the blender canister, secure the lid, press on, and increase the power to 10. Press the tamper down and mush it down over and over for the next 60 seconds. The pressure of the tamper is what will make sure you have success.

But, at the end of the day, I much prefer my 10-year old food processor for making nut* butters.

*snicker

How Long Will Almond Butter Last?

If stored in the fridge, your homemade almond butter will be good for up to three weeks. Room temperature shelf life will vary depending on how warm your house is.

I prefer to keep mine in the fridge because it keeps the texture exactly how I like it.

almonds, cinnamon, and other ingredients for making cinnamon almond butter

Do You Need to Roast Almonds To Make Almond Butter?

You don’t need to, but you should. Roasting the almonds helps them release their natural oils which will make for a smoother almond butter. The roasting also makes it taste even more amazing, which I think we can all agree we’re totally here for.

If you choose not to roast your nuts (snicker), then you will likely need to add up to 2 tablespoons of a neutral-flavored oil to get the consistency right.

How to Make Cinnamon Almond Butter

*Detailed and printable recipe at the bottom of the post

Combine almonds, coconut oil, salt, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Pro tip: if you prefer chunky style almond butter, reserve 1/2 cup of almonds from this step.

Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 9 minutes and stir. Roast another 6 minutes. Right about now your house is going to smell so amazing that spontaneous weeping may occur. Allow to cool until you’re able to handle the almonds (about 15 minutes).

almonds on a baking sheet for making cinnamon almond butter

Add nuts to the bowl of a food processor, and process for two minutes. Scrape the sides, and blend for another three minutes. Process for another three minutes or until it has reached your desired texture.

3 different photos showing steps for making cinnamon almond butter

Pro tips: After two minutes, there will be some grainy almond meal and some of the nuts will start to resemble almond butter. After five minutes, the mixture will mostly be cohesive with some lumps. There will likely be a thin layer of oil on top. This is from the almonds releasing their natural oils as they are heating up during the processing. After eight minutes, you’ll hear the changes of texture before you see them. There will likely be some thumping sounds and then it will suddenly sound more like a liquid blending. That liquid sound means your homemade cinnamon almond butter is done!

If you prefer chunky almond butter (that’s me), add in 1/2 cup of chopped almonds at this point.

homemade cinnamon almond butter in a jar on a green cloth napkin

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • I added a tiny piece of vanilla bean when the almonds were in the food processor. Totally optional but definitely yummy!
  • You know your oven best, and if you think roasting for 10-12 minutes overall would work better, do that!
  • Yes, you can use other types of nuts! Peanuts, cashews, and walnuts have plenty of natural oils so you can roast without the coconut oil.

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Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter (Whole30, Paleo)
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Learn how easy it is to make delicious Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter at home. This healthy snack only tastes sinful but is Whole30, paleo, and keto-friendly.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon almond butter, homemade almond butter, roasted almond butter
Servings: 32
Calories: 94 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Combine the almonds, coconut oil, salt, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Pro tip: if you prefer chunky style almond butter, reserve 1/2 cup of almonds from this step.

  3. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 9 minutes and stir. Roast another 6 minutes. Right about now your house is going to smell so amazing that spontaneous weeping may occur. Allow to cool until you're able to handle the almonds (about 15 minutes).

    Pro tips: After two minutes, there will be some grainy almond meal and some of the nuts will start to resemble almond butter. After five minutes, the mixture will mostly be cohesive with some lumps. There will likely be a thin layer of oil on top. This is from the almonds releasing their natural oils as they are heating up during the processing. After eight minutes, you'll hear the changes of texture before you see them. There will likely be some thumping sounds and then it will suddenly sound more like a liquid blending. That liquid sound means your homemade cinnamon almond butter is done!

  4. Add nuts to the bowl of a food processor, and process for two minutes. Scrape the sides, taste and add the additional tbsp of cinnamon (or to taste). Blend for another three minutes. Process for another three minutes or until it has reached your desired texture.

  5. If you prefer chunky almond butter (that's me), add in 1/2 cup of chopped almonds at this point.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments on “Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter (Whole30, Paleo)”

  1. This sounds freaking amazing! Have you tried just eating the almonds after you roast them with the coconut oil, sea salt and cinnamon? This seems like it would make a great gift.

  2. Does this make 2 cups?  I have some plain almond butter in my fridge getting no love and I’m totally doing this to it!