Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

Homemade almond butter spruced up with espresso, vanilla, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Snack of champions!

Total Time: 5 minutes

What’s better than homemade almond butter? I think caffeinated almond butter. Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter. Coffee-spiked almond butter dotted with little specks of heady vanilla, sweetened with brown sugar, and perked up with a pinch of coarse salt.

This is my kind of almond butter.

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I wish I’d thought of this dreamy combo all on my own, but, yeah. I didn’t. I was inspired by this incredible almond butter from Wild Friends. As soon as I set my taste buds on this stuff, I knew I had to make my own version at home.

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter | Kitchen Treaty

A couple of days ago, I showed you how to make homemade almond butter. All you need are almonds and a food processor or strong blender! So easy, right? Well, the plain homemade stuff is plenty incredible. But when you stir in stuff like espresso, vanilla, and brown sugar … nirvana, my friends.

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I like to spread this on toast or just eat it by the spoonful for a quick energy-boosting snack. Caffeine and almond butter. Nature’s perfect duo.

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade almond butter spruced up with espresso, vanilla, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Snack of champions!


  • 2 cups unsalted almond butter (from 3 cups raw almonds - here's how to make it)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod discarded (make some vanilla sugar with the pod!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place almond butter to a medium bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Taste and add additional salt if desired.
  2. Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

For instant espresso granules, I buy Medaglia D'oro brand. Partially because it's usually the only kind I can find at local grocery stores, but I also just really like it.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

17 Responses to “Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter”

  1. I am not a fan of the flavour of coffee myself but that is what I love about making your own nut butters; you can flavour them however you like! I do love the vanilla in this!

  2. Oh my, pass me a spoon, and come to mama! This looks out of this world!

  3. Yum!! I looove homemade nut butters, and I did an espresso bean white chocolate PB one time (which was amazing) but I love that you used granules! Definitely gotta try this version out :)

  4. This definitely sounds spoon worthy!! I think I could eat the whole batch in one sitting. Love all of the flavor combinations going on here!

  5. This sounds so delicious! Almond butter sounds amazing, and spiking it with coffee sounds perf! Thanks for sharing

  6. Dear Lord, I need a jar of this and a spoon stat!
    Guess I know what will be appearing in my fridge very soon :)

  7. Nut butters are just one of those things where you can dress it up anyway! I love the idea of having vanilla almond butter!

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  9. This looks amazing! I have been looking for an original almond butter recipe for a long time and this is even better! Thanks for sharing.

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