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Coffee Almond Butter

Almond liqueur is awesome in coffee, soooo ergo, coffee is awesome in almond butter.

Coffee Almond Butter | #recipeYeah, that was about the extent of my thought process when coming up with this recipe. But, sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that turn out the best! I think I might be obsessed with this almond butter. I’m also obsessed with drippy food. Food dripping or oozing out of its container makes me want it more. I don’t know why. I’m weird.

Coffee Almond Butter | #recipeI kind of, sort of, have to have caffeine first thing in the morning—shot of espresso, latte, black tea……this almond butter? All valid options! Actually, this spread on toast dipped in coffee is pretty remarkable.

This would also go great with something chocolatey. I feel a strong desire to make a Reese’s cup knock off with this stuff—kind of like these, but stuffed with this almond butter instead of the cajeta. If you do this, I’m going to definitely need to see a photo, so you can tweet it to me or post it on my Facebook. Actually, I want to see a photo even if you just make the almond butter….or any of my recipes. Basically, just share your food photos with me, haha.

Coffee Almond Butter | #recipeThis like all nut butters, is really stinkin’ easy to make. It’s going to take like 15 minutes of your time, but most of that time is spent watching almonds spin around. There’s basically no reason not to make this (um, unless you’re like Mikey and hate coffee…weird). Plus, it’d make a super cute gift for someone who you think is cool enough to deserve something so delicious!

Coffee Almond Butter | #recipe

Coffee Almond Butter

Yield: about 1 and 1/2 cups

Coffee Almond Butter


  • 2 and 1/2 cups (280g) roasted and salted almonds
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso granules
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil


  1. Add the almonds to the bowl of your food processor (or Vitamix). Process for around 10 minutes, until nice and creamy, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Add in the espresso granules, agave, and vanilla and process for about 1 minute longer. Scrape down the sides and add in the oil, processing until smooth again.

Coffee Almond Butter | #recipe Coffee Almond Butter | #recipeHave you ever tried making your own nut butters? What’s your favorite nut to use?


6 Responses to “Coffee Almond Butter”

  1. John — January 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Looks simply amazing! Mike’s dad loves coffee and almond 😉

    • Rachael replied: — January 6th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. Kadee — January 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Haha, I love drippy food too! Syrup dripping off a stack of pancakes is one of my favorite things in the world.

    • Rachael replied: — January 12th, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

      Oh my gosh, me too! Also, anything with oozy egg yolk.

  3. Byron Beans — January 19, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Hi Rach, you're a great blogger and a great recipe maker. I truly pleased by coffee almond butter recipe. It's a delicious and most unique textured one. Thanks.

    • Rachael replied: — January 19th, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

      Thank you!

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