Clean Eating Almond Butter and Jelly

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This almond butter and jelly recipe is easy to make in advance to snack on or so that you are ready to make lunches for weeks. As far as healthy dishes and healthy foods go, almonds are right up there as one of the best energy sources, providing fiber, protein, and a little heart healthy fat that is easily burned as fuel by the body.

Clean Eating Almond Butter and Jelly

Clean Eating Almond Butter and Jelly

Servings: 36 | Serving Size: 1-1/2 tablespoons | Calories: 47 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 32 mg | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1 |


  • 2 cups almonds, peels on
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons almond, peanut, or olive oil (not virgin or extra virgin varieties)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or other natural sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought fruit- sweetened preserves, jam, or jelly of choice,


  1. Toast the almonds in a medium sized skillet or heavy bottom saute pan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until fragrant, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the warm nuts, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon of the oil to a food processor or blender and puree on high speed for one to two minutes. Add more oil if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency. Taste and add more salt and the sweetener if using. Puree for 30 seconds more to combine.
  3. Spoon one layer of almond butter into containers or jars, and spread, followed by a spoonful of jelly and spread, repeating to form layers. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. This recipe makes about 3 cups.

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6 Comments on "Clean Eating Almond Butter and Jelly"

  1. Dawn  June 29, 2014

    Why can you not use virgin or extra virgin oil?

    • SkinnyMs  June 30, 2014

      Dawn, The flavor of olive oil is more assertive. Also olive oil can turn bitter when blending. That said you can still try it just testing a very small amount.

  2. Paula Costa  August 13, 2015

    Can I use coconut oil?

    • SkinnyMs  August 13, 2015

      Hi Paula,

      In place of 1-1/2 tablespoons almond, peanut, or olive oil? Yes, that would work. I would recommend it be softened first. 🙂

  3. Jessica  June 24, 2018

    Do you use store bought jam in this recipe and if so what brand? My points calculation came out higher than yours using the jam I had. Thank you!

    • Gale Compton  June 27, 2018

      Jessica, When we buy commercially made jams, we always make sure there is no added sugar. I often buy locally made jams from a Mennonite Market.


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