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Cinnamon almond butter is a deliciously simple nut butter you can make in minutes at home. This is delicious by the spoonful (my whole family loves it), or spread it on your toast or pancakes in the morning for mouth watering goodness.
Why make nut butter at home when you can buy it at the store, you might ask? Well, you get to control the ingredients when you make it from home, and choose flavor combinations that might not be readily available (like cinnamon almond butter, or maple walnut butter) AND you also don’t have to pay $15 for a jar of almond butter.
Tools used to make this recipe
- Baking sheet - You’ll need a baking sheet to roast the almonds in the oven.
- Food processor - To blend it all up. We love our Cuisinart and have had it for over a decade now. Here’s the one we have.
Ingredients used to make this recipe
- Almonds - I usually buy raw almonds in the bulk section of our grocery store. If they don’t have them in bulk, they should have some in a bag or a jar.
- Cinnamon - This recipe uses ground cinnamon.
- Salt - Use what you love. We love this himalayan salt
How to make cinnamon almond butter in 10 minutes
The process is exactly the same as how we make other nut butters (pumpkin seed butter, walnut butter, etc.). After roasting and blending the almonds, we’ll add the flavor (in this case, cinnamon) and blend for a few seconds.
Simple, easy, and so delicious!
Step 1: Roast the almonds
First, you’ll roast the almonds in a 350 (F) oven for 10 minutes. This releases some of the oils and adds a bit of flavor.
Step 2: Blend the almonds in your food processor
Add the roasted almonds to the bowl of your food processor. almonds will take a while to turn into nut butter, but they WILL do it on their own.
It took my food processor about 10 minutes to get it to a nice creamy consistency. Some recipes will tell you that you have to add oil, but you don’t. They will come together on their own.
If your food processor starts smoking or smells funny, let it rest, then come back to it when it’s cooled down a bit.
Step 3: Add the flavors
Once the almonds have turned into almond butter, add the cinnamon and salt, then blend for 30 more seconds to blend it together.
FAQ & Recipe Tips
Do I have to add oil to make the almond butter work?
Nope! It’ll come together eventually assuming you’re using a food processor that is powerful enough. Just keep blending :).
How to store cinnamon almond butter?
I recommend storing your cinnamon almond butter in the fridge. It should last a week or two.
How to use cinnamon almond butter?
Use this cinnamon almond butter in the same ways you use your other nut butters. Spread it on your toast, use it in place of peanut butter, or eat it by the spoonful. You can also use it in a recipe (like these ginger cookies, these brownies, protein balls, or chocolate almond butter cups.
Do I have to roast almonds to make almond butter?
Nope, you sure don’t. The reason I like roasting the almonds is A) it makes it taste better and B) roasting the almonds helps the blending/butter-making process go a bit faster.
More homemade nut butter recipes
- Pumpkin Seed Butter
- 2 Ingredient Almond Butter
- Chocolate Almond Butter (Almond Nutella)
- Cinnamon Maple Walnut Butter
- Walnut Butter
- 3 cups almonds
- 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
1. Roast the almonds in a 350 degree (F) oven for 10 minutes.
2. Add almonds to the bowl of your food processor and blend for about 10 minutes, scraping down the sides as you go.
3. Once it’s turned into almond butter, add the cinnamon and salt, and blend for 30 more seconds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g