Whole30 Almond Butter: Compliant Brands & DIY Recipes!

Whole30 Almond Butter: Compliant Brands & DIY Recipes!

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Almond butter is a tasty spread Whole30-ers adore (especially since the all-American favorite peanut butter is out on Whole30)!

We’re highlighting some known Whole30 compliant almond butter brands, plus showing you how to make your own at home (it’s super easy – you just need almonds and a food processor).

Whole30 Almond Butter: Ingredients

When it comes to finding Whole30 compliant almond butter, you’ll want to look for almond butter with minimal ingredients.

Ideally, you want almond butter that contains just one ingredient – almonds!

However, many brands of almond butter contain dry roasted almonds as well as palm fruit oil. Palm fruit oil is Whole30 compliant, so don’t let that ingredient scare you off!

Whole30 Almond Butter: Compliant Brands

We’re highlighting a few brands of Whole30 compliant almond butter you can find in stores and online.

  • Barney Butter Almond Butter. Made with almonds and palm fruit oil. [find it online]
  • Justin’s Almond Butter. Made with dry roasted almonds, palm fruit oil. [find it online]
  • California Almond Butter. Made with just dry roasted California almonds. [find it online]
  • Kirkland Almond Butter. Made with just almonds. [find it online]
  • Trader Joe’s Almond Butter. Made with just almonds. [available at Trader Joe’s]

Make Your Own DIY Whole30 Almond Butter: Quick & Easy Recipe

Making your own almond butter is fairly easy – all you need is a bag of almonds and a reliable food processor!

Whipping up some almond butter DIY style is also a lot cheaper than buying it, so why not give it a go?

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • food processor
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Spread almonds evenly on baking sheet and roast in the oven at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes. Note: roasting the almonds is actually an optional step – you don’t have to do it, but roasting will help the almonds release their oils more quickly.

Pour almonds into food processor and process for about 10-15 minutes. Don’t get discouraged if at first your processed almonds just look like a powdery pile – almonds take longer to release their oils than peanuts do. Keep at it and you’ll get to that creamy, buttery texture eventually!

Towards the end, feel free to add a pinch of salt. If you want a chunkier texture, chop an additional 1/4 cup of almonds roughly by hand and add to your food processor at the end – just pulse a few more times after adding.

There you have it – fresh, nutty almond butter that’s Whole30-friendly! For more nut-tastic DIY recipes, see our homemade Whole30 almond milk recipe too!

Have you made your own almond butter? How did it go? Share your experience in the comments!

  • J. Perry says:

    Barney Almond Butter has sugar.

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      The “Bare” variety does not. Sorry, linked to the Bare but didn’t specify in the article. Will update now!

  • annie says:

    Justin’s Almond Butter contains maple syrup so it is non compliant with Whole 30

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      Justin’s Maple Almond Butter contains maple syrup. The basic, standard Justin’s Almond Butter does not.

  • Kristine says:

    Woodstock Almond Butter contains just 1 ingredient: almonds! And is also Whole 30 compliant.


  • Mparker2012 says:

    Does it not matter if the product has “may contain trace amounts” of peanuts, soy, etc.? I noticed the Justin’s brand has that on their label.

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      Na, that’s nothing to worry about – that’s just to cover the company in case of legal issues involving food allergies.

  • Nicole R. says:

    Is MaraNatha Almond Butter compliant? Only ingredient is raw almonds. Does have 1g of sugar, but on the label it says, “Incl. 0g Added Sugar,” so I was confused…

    • LifeHealthHQ says:

      The natural no sugar added version is compliant. Nutrition listing of 1g of sugar doesn’t matter – it’s the ingredient list that you want to pay attention to! If the ingredient list says raw almond and that’s it, you’re good.

  • Danille says:

    Once again unsweetened and salt free organic almond butter

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