Keto Almond Butter Recipe: Homemade Nut Butter

Keto almond butter

Our keto almond butter recipe is so simple, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered buying pre-made jars at the store. Nutritious, satisfying, and easy to make, this keto nut butter recipe is a home run on all counts.   

Keto Almond Butter

When it comes to nut butter, people often wonder which ones they can enjoy on a keto diet. After all, many types of nuts can be relatively high in carbohydrates.

Keto Almond Butter

What kind of nut butter is keto friendly?

Homemade nut butters are likely your best option as you can choose the ingredients. Keeping the carbs low is a priority for ketosis, and making your own nut butter allows you to avoid added sugars and sweeteners often found in store-bought varieties. DIY nut butter i always sugar-free as long as you want them to be!

Choosing nuts that are low in carbohydrates, namely the ones that are high in fiber, can help keep the carb count down. While this recipe focuses on keto almond butter, there are tons of other options! Pecans, brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and even peanuts (legume, we know! 😝) can make excellent low carb nut butter suitable for a keto diet. Even some of the higher carb nuts, such as pistachios and cashews can work in small quantities.

Carbs in Nuts (1 oz portions)

Type of NutTotal CarbsFiberNet Carbs
Pecans3.932.71.23
Brazil Nuts3.332.11.23
Walnuts3.891.91.99
Hazelnuts2.341.40.94
Pine Nuts3.711.02.71
Almonds6.113.52.61
Peanuts4.572.42.17
Pistachios7.703.04.70
Cashews8.560.97.66

As you can see, almonds clearly fall into the low carb, high fiber category. This is what makes keto almond butter possible! The high fiber content reduces the amount of carbohydrate that will directly impact ketosis, leaving you with low net carbs overall.

Remember, total carbs – fiber = net carbs.

Carbs in Nuts

Carbs in Almond Butter

If the carbs in almonds are low, what about carbs in almond butter? In our keto almond butter recipe, there are only 2.33g total carbs, 1.35g fiber, and 0.98g net carbs per serving.

Rounding up, that’s only 1g net carb per tablespoon!

That can easily fit into most ketogenic diet protocols. Carbs in almond butter may vary if purchasing brands from the store.

Almond Nutrition

Our keto almond butter recipe is made up of two simple ingredients: almonds and pink Himalayan salt.

In addition to a high fiber content, our almond butter recipe is rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Is almond butter healthier than peanut butter?

Comparing the homemade keto almond butter to sugar-loaded peanut butter from the store? Yes, in most cases almond butter will be the more healthful option for most.

But if comparing almond and peanut butter that was made at home–just almonds and peanuts stacked against each other–they are relatively similar in terms of energy and macronutrients. The micronutrient profiles differ a bit, but both can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.

How to Make Almond Butter

Now that we’ve covered the ins and outs of almond butter on a keto diet, we can dive into the details on how to make almond butter.

Almond butter can be made with raw or roasted almonds. The depth of flavor of roasted almonds is preferable to many. Consider purchasing roasted almonds for the recipe or roast your own in the oven.

To roast the almonds, spread them on a baking sheet in an even, single layer. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, mixing every few minutes to ensure an even roast.

Allow almonds to cool, then transfer to a food processor. Run the food processor until the butter forms and reaches the desired consistency. The mixture will transition from a flour-like consistency to a dough-like texture before smoothing out as a butter. This process takes several minutes, usually between 4 to 5 minutes to become almond butter.

Once the almonds have formed a butter, taste the mixture and season with salt to taste if desired. If you prefer chunky-style almond butter, mix-in additional chopped almonds or pulse whole almonds into the mixture in the food processor.

The keto nut butter will be warm from the heat of the food processor running, which may make the butter more liquid than preferred. Transfer the keto almond butter to a storage jar and place it in the fridge. Refrigeration will help the butter develop the solid, spreadable texture that you may be used to.

Almonds in food processor

How to Store Nut Butter

Homemade almond butter is best stored in glass jars with a wide mouth. Wide-mouth mason jars are the perfect solution as they come with a fitted, airtight lid.

Stored properly in a pantry, the keto almond butter will last at room temperature for up to 2 months.

Refrigerated, the nut butter will last up to 6 months.

Consider labeling the preparation date on the jar to help manage your pantry and fridge inventory.

Tools to Make the Recipe

Food Processor – When it comes to making nut butter at home, a food processor is essential. It’s a powerful machine that is capable of so much more than a blender!

Mason Jars – Wide-mouth mason jars are great for homemade nut butters for easy access and cleaning.

Baking Mats – If you are roasting your own almonds on a baking sheet, consider lying down a silicone baking mat. As the nuts roast, they can discolor your baking sheets; the silicone will protect your pans and prevent any sticking.

Low Carb Almond Butter Brands

If you don’t have a food processor and don’t plan to purchase one in the near future, there are store bought almond butter brands that are compatible with a keto diet. A few keto almond butter brands include:

California Almond Butter – Just one ingredient: dry roasted California almonds! In a 1 oz serving size, there are 5g total carbs, 2g net.

Justin’s Classic Almond Butter – A 2 tablespoon serving contains 6g total carbs, 3g net. Only two ingredients used: almonds and palm oil. 

Barney Butter – In a 1 oz serving size, there are 6g total carbs, 3g net. No sugar or salt added per the label, just almonds and palm oil.

There are other brands that would work well for keto almond butter also. Some keto brands mix in additional high-fat ingredients, such as MCT oil, to support ketone production. This may be beneficial if using a ketogenic diet for medical or therapeutic purposes, but not necessary for the casual dieters.

More Keto Almond Recipes

Almond Flour Pancakes

Keto Flatbread

Keto Brownies

Almond Flour Breaded Oysters

Turkey Pot Pie

Keto almond butter

Keto Almond Butter

Keto almond butter doesn't get any simpler than this. Not craving almonds? Ketogasm provides the tips to meet all your low carb nut butter needs.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Condiment, Lunch, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, almonds
Special Diet: Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 62.7kcal
Author: Tasha Metcalf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds roasted or raw
  • pink Himalayan salt or sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • If using roasted almonds, skip to the next step. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds evenly on a baking tray. Roast in oven for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  • Blend almonds in food processor for 4 to 5 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached. For chunky style almond butter, run for less time. For smooth almond butter, run for longer.
  • Add salt to taste.

Notes

Serving Size = ~1 Tablespoon (11g) or 1/24th of Recipe
NET CARBS = 0.9g per serving
Nutrition information is based on a single serving and is provided as a convenience for Ketogasm readers. Data may vary based on brand and recipe variation. Click here for more detailed nutrition information.

Nutrition

Serving: 11g | Calories: 62.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 5.41g | Saturated Fat: 0.41g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.34g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.42g | Sodium: 5.81mg | Potassium: 79.45mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 0.22IU | Calcium: 29.17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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