This homemade cherry bakewell almond butter only requires two ingredients and you can make it in minutes in a power blender.
Homemade almond butter is great and adding in dried cherries for a cherry bakewell flavour is a great way to add a bit of variation, especially if you make nut butter at home a lot.
Now I have a power blender it has opened up a whole new set of recipes I can prepare, because my old blender couldn’t handle whole nuts. So I am enjoying making almond butter almost every week. I prefer almond to peanut butter, the flavour of almond butter is just so good, mild and sweet.
Almonds – I used raw almonds from the supermarkets, there is no need to use expensive ones. A good tip on buying nuts and dried fruit from the supermarket is to look in the baking section and world food aisle not just the snack section, you might be able to get bigger bags at a lower price if you are lucky.
I prefer to roast my almonds before making almond butter. It gives a lovely flavour, which to me seems a bit deeper than if you use raw almonds.
Once roasted they become harder and more brittle and will be easier for your food processor to handle.
Dried cherries – not glacé/candies cherries, those would be too sweet. You can sometimes get them in the baking section. I bought mine on Amazon, there is a link (affiliate link) to them in the recipe card below.
Step by step instructions
Step 1. Put the almonds on a lined baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Roast the almonds for 10 minutes. Watch out for burning, if they start to burn, take them out immediately.
Leave the almonds to cool for a few minutes.
Step 2. Put the almonds in your blender and use the nut butter program if you have one. On my Froothie Evolve the nut butter program runs for one minute at high speed (if your blender doesn’t have a nut butter setting then check the instructions). I run the program twice, scraping down the sides after the first one.
Step 3. Add the dried cherries and whizz again until fully combined.
Transfer to a clean glass jar with a lid.
Leave out the cherries and make a pure almond nut butter.
Add different dried fruits – dried blueberries would be lovely as well.
Note: If you want to use a different nut you might need to adjust the roasting time or remove the skins from the nuts, so I would recommend checking a nut butter recipe for that type of nut, as I have only made this recipe with almonds.
You need a power blender, not a regular blender. Make sure it is powerful enough and the specifications say it can be used to make nut butters. I use my Froothie Evolve.
One small jar of almond butter. I find it best to make small quantities, unless you have a large family who eats it regularly, since it needs to be used within a couple of weeks.
Because there are no preservatives or stabilisers in homemade almond butter (unlike store-bought nut butters), you will need to refrigerate it after making it. It will keep for approx. 2 weeks in a covered glass jar in the fridge.
You need to look out for the almond butter going rancid so always use a clean spoon to serve it.
How to eat almond butter
It is delicious on toast or bread of course. I have a few ideas for using it in recipes too.
Add some of your cherry almond butter to a smoothie for a boost of protein and flavour. How about this Banana and almond breakfast smoothie from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen.
For another healthy breakfast idea, I would definitely like to try these banana and almond butter pancakes from Sneaky Veg.
Use it in baking, these coffee brownies with almond butter from Tin and Thyme look particularly delicious!
For a healthy salad, an almond butter dressing makes a great addition. You could try this Roasted cauliflower salad with almond butter dressing from Recipes from a Pantry.
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Cherry Almond Butter
- 200 g raw almonds
- 50 g dried cherries
- Put the almonds on a lined baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Roast the almonds for 10 minutes. Watch out for burning, if they start to burn, take them out immediately.
- Leave the almonds to cool for a few minutes.Put the almonds in your blender and use the nut butter program if you have one. On my Froothie Evolve the nut butter program runs for one minute at high speed (if your blender doesn't have a nut butter setting then check the instructions). I run the program twice, scraping down the sides after the first one.
- Add the dried cherries and whizz again until fully combined.Transfer to a clean glass jar with a lid.