When you make your own almond butter, you can flavor it however you like! In this Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter recipe, pumpkin spices make homemade drippy almond butter fall festive!
Pumpkin Spice Season Is Here!
Don’t try to fight it – embrace it!
I had a craving for homemade almond butter recently and bought the ingredients to make my Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter recipe. But at the last minute, I decided the weather was juuuuuust cool enough I should break out the pumpkin spices!
Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Recipe
This recipe yields a very smooth, “drippy”, slightly sweet, slightly salty almond butter.
You can omit the maple syrup, lighten the spices, use raw almonds, and otherwise adjust all ingredients to get the exact kind of almond butter you love.
What kind of oil to use
Any neutral tasting oil will work. I like to use almond oil to match the flavor perfectly, but canola, avocado, or sunflower will work too. I would not use olive oil or anything with a stronger taste and smell.
Note I started with roasted and salted almonds to save a step, but if you’re starting with raw almonds you’ll want to toast them first (if desired) and increase the salt a little bit.
How To Make Almond Butter in a food processor
1 – Toast raw almonds or use pre-toasted
While you certainly can make almond butter from raw almonds, I personally love the roasted flavor.
In my Cinnamon Vanilla recipe, I toasted them myself.
For this recipe, I use roasted + salted almonds! It saves a step if you buy them roasted, but it’s totally up to you what you have on hand.
2 – Add almonds and seasonings to a food processor and whirl, scraping down the sides as needed
Going from almonds to almond butter will take 5-8 minutes of time.
At first you’ll get almond meal.
Then you’ll get a big almond dough ball. (Push it back down with a spatula.)
Then drippy almond butter will begin to form! It will get warm in there.
If you don’t end up with almond butter, add a little bit more oil.
How to store almond butter
In a cute weck jar or mason jar – if it lasts that long!
Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter
- 3 cups almonds roasted and salted
- 1.5 tbsp neutral oil such as almond oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- If using raw almonds, toast them first until fragrant.
- Add almonds and all ingredients to a food processor fitted with the blade.
- Turn on (it will be loud) and process for about 5 minutes. You’ll see the almonds chop, then turn to meal, then form a big dough ball.
- Using a spatula, push the dough ball back down into the food processor bowl.
- Process for another 3-5 minutes, until almond butter is smooth. It will be warm.
- Store in a jar at room temperature until it’s gone!