Keto Almond Butter Recipes

Almond butter is a pure joy-inducing food. This creamy, chunky, rich concoction with its mild salty-sweet nuttiness makes anything that it’s scooped on – from healthy summer salads to indulgent banana toasts – way better. But if you’re on a ketogenic diet, the first question that needs to be answered is

Is Almond Butter Keto?

Y-E-S!

Almond butter contains just 3g of carbs and 9g of fat per serving (per tbsp), which makes it stunningly keto-friendly. It is also lower in net carbs and higher in fat, when compared to peanut butter – a classic keto favourite. Apart from that, it is rich in vitamins B and E, and minerals like calcium, iron and zinc, making it one of the best keto nut butter.

While almond butter is fantastic on its own, a lot of off-the-shelf almond butter has lots of added ingredients that make it unhealthy and not keto-friendly. The better alternative? Making your own keto friendly almond butter at home.

Homemade almond butter has a lot going for it. Not only is it undeniably keto friendly, but it is also leaps and bounds ahead in taste when compared to store bought nut butter. You can also tweak it to your liking – add chocolate, hazelnuts, or even a pinch of cinnamon if you want to spice things up. And the best part – it’s ready in a blitz!

We’ve shortlisted 2 of the best and easiest almond butter recipes, that are cheaper and much tastier than the store-bought variants.

1. Whole30 Keto and Paleo Friendly Homemade Keto Almond Butter

Keto and paleo friendly homemade almond butter
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This homemade keto almond butter is the textbook definition of clean eating. Made with just organic almonds and kosher salt, it’s not only keto friendly, but also vegan and paleo friendly and gluten and sugar free. Unless you’re allergic to nuts, there’s no reason to not try out this awesome homemade keto almond butter.

Each serving (2 tbsp) contains 5.8g of carbs, 5.7g of protein and 13.4g of fat for a total of 155 calories.

Get the full recipe for whole30, keto and paleo friendly homemade almond butter here

(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 20 mins)

2. Homemade Keto Almond Butter

Homemade keto almond butter
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If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, then this homemade keto almond butter is for you! Made with organic almonds, roasted to perfection to reinforce the delicious nutty flavor of almonds, this 3-ingredient almond butter is ultra-creamy, thick, and delicious. The recipe also offers customizations – with cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar-free maple syrup – that you can experiment with, as you like.

Each serving (2 tbsp), without any addons, has 1.2g of net carbs, 5.7g of protein, and 13.4g of fat for a total of 155 calories.

Get the full recipe for homemade keto almond butter here

(Prep time: 10 mins, cook time: 20 mins)

8 Keto Almond Butter Recipes

Now that you have a batch of delicious, creamy homemade, keto-friendly almond butter ready, let’s look at some scrumptious recipes you make with it.

Recipe Nutritional Information (per serve) Time

1. 3-Ingredient Keto Almond Butter Cookies

  • 3.7g carbs
  • 3.7g protein
  • 12.7g fat
  • 138 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 8 mins

2. Keto Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

  • 4g carbs
  • 6.7g protein
  • 24.4g fat
  • 265 calories

Prep time: 30 mins | Cook time: 0 mins

3. Keto Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

  • 10g carbs
  • 4g protein
  • 19g fat
  • 208 calories

Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 0 mins

4. Low-Carb Almond Butter Bread

  • 3g carbs
  • 10g protein
  • 20g fat
  • 233 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 35 mins

5. Low-Carb Almond Butter Fruit Dip

  • 1g carbs
  • 1g protein
  • 7.4g fat
  • 84 calories

Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 0 mins

6. Keto Almond Butter Fat Bombs

  • 3g carbs
  • 0.5g protein
  • 15g fat
  • 150 calories

Prep time: 15 mins | Chill time: 1 hour

7. Keto Almond Butter Chicken Curry

  • 11.5g carbs
  • 91g protein
  • 32g fat
  • 697 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 35 mins

8. Keto Almond Butter Chicken Kebabs

  • 5g carbs
  • 46g protein
  • 35g fat
  • 524 calories

Prep time: 30 mins | Cook time: 20 mins

1. 3-Ingredient Keto Almond Butter Cookies

Keto almond butter recipes - cookies
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Made with just almond butter, sweetener, and egg, these 3-ingredient, flourless cookies are soft, delightfully crumbly on the outside, chewy-moist at the center, and mildly sweet with a dash of nuttiness from roasted almonds.

Each serving (one cookie) has 3.7g of net carbs, 3.7g of protein, and 12.7g of fat for a total of 138 calories.

Get the full recipe for 3-Ingredient keto almond butter cookies here

(Prep time: 10 mins, cook time: 8 mins)

2. Keto Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Keto dark chocolate almond butter cups
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These dark chocolate almond butter cups are the ultimate keto treats. The outer shell is made of dark chocolate chips and has a bite to it, with a dark, decadent almost bitter dark chocolate flavor, and these shells are stuffed with velvety, salty, and nutty almond butter.

Each serving (one almond butter cup) has 4g of net carbs, 6.7g of protein, and 24.4g of fat for a total of 265 calories.

Get the full recipe for keto dark chocolate almond butter cups here

(Prep time: 30 mins)

3. Keto Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

keto blueberry almond butter smoothie
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Mixing blueberries with coconut milk and almond butter reduces the carb content in this smoothie and takes it a notch higher on the taste meter. If you reduce ½ cup of blueberries to ¼, you can cut down the carbs even further.

Each serving has 10g of carbs, 4g of protein, and 19g of fats for a total of 208 calories.

Get the full recipe for keto blueberry almond butter smoothie here

(Prep time: 5 mins)

4. Low-Carb Almond Butter Bread

Low carb almond butter bread
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This low-carb almond butter bread is crusty, light, and fluffy, just like regular ol’ bread but without the extra serving of carbs.

Each serving (2 slices) has 3g of net carbs, 10g of protein, and 20g of fat for a total of 233 calories.

Get the full recipe for low-carb almond butter bread here

(Prep time: 10 mins, cook time: 35 mins)

5. Low-Carb Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Low carb almond butter fruit dip
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This low-carb, almond butter dip is a delicious, all-in-one concoction that works great as a fruit and veggie dip, or for drizzling over low-carb waffles and pancakes, or just eating it by the spoonful, all on its own.

Each serving has 1g of net carbs, 1g of protein, and 7.4g of fat for a total of 84 calories.

Get the full recipe for low-carb almond butter fruit dip here

(Prep time: 5 mins)

6. Keto Almond Butter Fat Bombs

Keto almond butter fat bombs
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With 15g of fat and almost zero net carbs, these keto almond butter fat bombs are a boon for any ketoer. Ooey, gooey and moist, they’re great for satisfying sugar cravings or midday hunger pangs without worrying about consuming extra carbs.

Each serving (1 fat bomb) has 3g of total carbs, 0.5g of protein, and 15g of fat for a total of 150 calories.

Get the full recipe for keto almond fat bombs here

(Prep time: 1 hour and 15 minutes – includes setting time)

7. Keto Almond Butter Chicken Curry

Keto almond butter chicken curry
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Inspired from Indian Mughlai chicken that has a base of crushed almonds for gravy, this keto almond butter chicken curry is delectably creamy, savory, aromatic, and has a vivid play of flavors from a rich blend of various spices like clove, cinnamon, turmeric, and black pepper.

It has 11.5g of net carbs, 91g of protein, and 32g of fat for a total of 697 calories.

Get the full recipe for low-carb almond butter chicken curry here

(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 35 mins)

8. Keto Almond Butter Chicken Kebabs

Almond butter chicken kebabs
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A rich, creamy almond butter marinade makes these chicken kebabs extra moist and juicy and gives them a subtle hint of sweet nuttiness that deliciously complements the herby spiciness of cumin, ginger, and coriander.

Each serving has 5g of carbs, 46g of protein, and 35g of fat for a total of 524 calories.

Get the full recipe for low-carb almond butter chicken kebabs here

(Prep time: 30 mins, Cook time: 20 mins)

Our Thoughts on Keto Almond Butter Recipes

Homemade almond butter is keto-friendly and utterly delicious. Its mild salty and sweet-nutty taste also makes it super versatile and – like the recipes above show – enhances the flavor profile of any sweet or savory dish