Smoked Almond Butter

How to smoke almonds and make a simple smoked almond butter. So easy and delicious.
Cuisine almond butter, appetizer, barbecue, bbq, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 1 cup almond butter
Author Mary Cressler, Vindulge


  • 2 cups raw unsalted almonds
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil canola, vegetable, peanut, or melted coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional


For the Smoked Almonds:

  1. Preheat smoker to 225 degrees using fruit wood. We like apple or cherry.
  2. Place the almonds on foil, or a baking sheet, and place on the smoker for 60-90 minutes, or until the nuts have turned a few shades darker in color (but not burnt!), and are crunchy to the bite.
  3. Remove from the smoker and let cool.

For the Smoked Almond Butter:

  1. Place the almonds in a powerful blender or food processor and pulse for 20-30 second increments, until the almonds turn into a smooth, creamy, paste. If they aren't coming out smooth add 1 tablespoon of oil at a time, then keep pulsing until your desired creamy texture appears. Brush down the sides and then keep processing in 20-30 second increments until desired texture.

Recipe Notes

This is for a simple smoked almond butter. I you want to add more flavor experiment with small amounts of cinnamon (for sweetness), or for a more smoky/spicy butter add some chili powder or smoked paprika.

Salt is totally to your preference. I you want your almond butter completely unsalted just leave out the salt. I like to add just a touch to bring out the natural flavors in the almonds and the mild smoke infusion.