Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

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.

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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.

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Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

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

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 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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17 Responses to “Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter”

  1. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

    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!

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:47 am

      It is seriously good with just the vanilla.

      I LOVE coffee everything, except coffee ice cream. I find it vile. So weird, right?!

  2. Holly Waterfall posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

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

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:40 am

      It just occurred to me that I could use a giant serving spoon and say “Hey, it was only one spoonful!” If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. ;)

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:33 am

    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 :)

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

      Oooh, I remember that! It looked in-sane. In a good way. I still need to try that!

  4. dishing up the dirt posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

    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!

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

      I may or may not have made myself slightly sick on this stuff. To me, it is actually a little reminiscent of cookie dough. So hard to stop!

  5. Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

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

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Thanks Danielle!

  6. Amy posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:18 am

      Seriously, it’s the best (and easiest!) snack ever! The only problem is I have a hard time stopping myself from going back for more … and more. ;)

  7. Kira - Healthable Old Soul posted on March 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

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

    • Karen Troughton posted on March 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

      I want to try SO MANY THINGS in almond butter! The wheels are turning. I need to pace myself – lol. ;)

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  9. Josh and Beverly posted on March 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

    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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