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Vanilla Spice Almond Butter

Hey My Vanilla Swirls! 🙂

Thanks for all of your encouraging comments on my last post. Living without air conditioning can be very brutal. The heat really killed my energy. But at least the air conditioner guy finally came and we are back in business! 🙂

What do I eat like — every morning?

Can you guess?

Vanilla Spice Almond Buttah drizzled on top of oatmeal, cinnamon, and chopped apple.


A Black Raspberry Cream Pie inside of a jar! Oatmeal, black raspberries, vanilla, cinnamon. OH MY GOSH!

Oh, and OIAJ. 🙂

My favorite part of OIAJ is when you reach the bottom and find the jewels.

The very best part -- the treasure trove at the bottom. 🙂
And what do I eat on top of my oatmeal every morning??
My Vanilla Spice Almond Butter!!!

Toast the almonds at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until fragrant. (SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU WANT RAW NUT BUTTER.)

Blend almonds in the blender. It’s best if you let the almonds cool slightly after being toasted before blending in the blender. The blender works more efficiently.

Once in crumbles, add spices.

Scrape the sides to make it go faster.

Add oil 1 Tbsp at a time, if needed.

It’s getting creamy!

Once smooth, pour into a jar and store in the fridge.

Or just grab a spoon and dig in! (highly recommended)

Vanilla Spice Almond Butter


  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each ground nutmeg and cloves
  • optional: up to 3 Tb coconut oil or canola oil (use only if needed)


Toast the almonds at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until fragrant (SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU WANT RAW NUT BUTTER). Start blending the almonds in the blender. (It’s best if you let the almonds cool slightly after toasting before making into buttah. The blender will work more efficiently.)

Add the spices. You may have to scrape the sides to keep it going. If needed, add the coconut oil 1 Tb at a time. Once all smooth and creamy, pour into a jar and store in the fridge. Or, just grab a spoon and dig in (highly recommended).

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Heaven in a Jar.

Do you like Vanilla? I love the flavor vanilla brings! It is so amazing!

Do you like Nut Buttah? Oh yes!

When do you start your classes/school for this coming year? I get to start this morning — full-time.


60 thoughts on “Vanilla Spice Almond Butter

  1. Thanks for the recipe, looks delicious!! I can´t wait to try it 🙂 Nut butters are a must when it comes to a perfect breakfast meal 🙂 Vanilla flavour is one of my favorite, actually I always was a “vanilla-girl” until last year when I started to dicover the amazing world of chocolate 🙂
    My classes are starting at the end of Semptember, but my work is starting in two weeks 😦

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks insane!! I want it!
    Do you like nut butter? Is that even a question? 😉 I LOVE nutbutters. Best thing ever!
    Good luck with starting school again 🙂

  3. i’ve developed a huge love for nut butters, though they scare me at times! when i run out of my current flavors this sounds like a great recipe to try- and cheaper than buying it! you’re so creative! i go to school in the northeast now so we start late- my first day of class is september 6!

      1. i’m actually not sure. i don’t believe so though! i’m in the process of transferring, so this will be my first semester at this school. it’s very very strange!

  4. This looks amazing! I love vanilla, not as a main flavor though, mostly as an accompanying one. I also like nut butters, but I love almond butter. So delicious. My classes start at the end of August… but I’m doing online school this semester so I’m kind of nervous!

  5. LOVE vanilla 😀 I just bought a jar of vanilla bean paste-AHHH MY GOSH!!! that stuff is amazing!

  6. I totally love your nut butter combinations! I normally don’t eat nut butters — one tablespoon, and the next thing I know, the whole jar is gone! — but I’m getting intense cravings by looking at this! 😀

  7. Every time you post a nut butter recipe, I think to myself wow I should REALLY try and make my own nut butter. But yet, I still have never tried. What is wrong with me?!

  8. That looks absolutely fabulous! Mine always comes out chunky and I just submit to the fact that my blender just doesn’t have what it takes. I think I need to give it another chance HAHA

  9. You’re making me so jealous! I can’t use my food processor for a while because my kitchen is under construction 😦 I made a huge jar of PB to last me for a while but it’s almost gone!

    Love vanilla in almond butter, and I especially love how creamy this looks!

  10. I just commented about this over on the Walnut Butter post but I wanted to put it here too so everyone knows…I made this almond butter and it totally made my day, my weekend, my life. Thank you, Kat!


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