You will need to exercise some patience to make this and have a very good food processor! Add your almonds to the bowl of your food processor, fitted with an “S” blade.
Note: View the gallery images by clicking on them for the stages of making the butter to see what the consistency should be like!
A few tips about making your own almond butter:
You can use raw or roasted almonds. Raw almonds take a little longer, and freshly roasted almonds break down into nut butter faster, if added to the food processor while still warm. (You can dry-roast your own almonds for 10-12 minutes at 350F).
Feel free to add salt or spices.
Don’t use soaked almonds (without thoroughly drying), or add liquid, for longest shelf life. It might be tempting to add something like vanilla extract, but added moisture will reduce the shelf life greatly.