Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter

It’s been a little while since I posted a recipe, so I thought it was only fair to bring you the good stuff today. Plus, it’s Friday, so I’m in a giving mood.

This is actually a first for me on several fronts. It’s the first time I’ve ever eaten Almond Butter and the first time I’ve ever made it myself. But I have to admit this turned out much better than I expected it to be. It’s thick and slightly crunchy with a sweetness and the spiciness of Pumpkin Pie.

In reality, there is no pumpkin in this, it’s just almonds and a few extra ingredients. I took inspiration from this pin, and tweaked it just a bit to fit my tastes.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter

Makes 1 Pint

2 Cups Raw Almonds

3T Maple Syrup

1T Molasses

2.5T Canola Oil

2t Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pinch of Salt

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 1:

Combine the Almonds with 2T Maple Syrup and 1T Molasses. Spread out on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring twice.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 2:

Add cooled almonds to a food processor or Vitamix and process for about 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Once the almonds had broken down to a powder I split the batch in half and processed the first half. Once it was becoming smooth I started adding spoonfuls of the remaining almond powder. It will fully incorporate but you’ll be left with a slightly crunchier finished product this way.

If you have a larger processer you can process it all in one batch.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 3:

After all the almond powder is incorporated, add the remaining 1T Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and salt. The almond mixture will be crumbly and dry at this point still. Add the lid back onto the processer and turn it on. While running, stream the oil in slowly, use as much or as little as you need to fit your tastes. After a few more minutes the almonds will completely ‘butterize’.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 4:

Add to sterilized mason jars and enjoy. Try not to eat it all in one sitting.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

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6 responses

  1. Thanks so very much for joining in with my weekly Pinning and Singing Pinterest Party and linking up this delicious recipe! My mouth is now watering and I am very hungry after reading this!

    Hope you will be back again this weekend to share some more of your favourite pins!

    Best wishes and happy pinning,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me!

    • Thanks Theresa! Trader Joe’s sells Almonds in a 16oz bag, which is the perfect size for a pint of Almond Butter. I’ve also seen them at Henry’s, Sprouts, Whole Foods and other local markets. It’s hard to find large packages of raw almonds at the grocery store, at least in my area.

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