How to Chop and Grind Almonds in a Food Processor

A nutritious and filling nut, almonds are an excellent topping or ingredient to home-cooked meals. By utilizing a food processor, you can chop and grind almonds, creating fresh, customized recipes in your kitchen. Read more to learn how food processors can help you reinvent your meals with almonds.

How to Chop and Grind Almonds

Because nuts can be unwieldy when chopped on a cutting board, utilizing a food processor is recommended. When using a food processor to chop and grind almonds, you are able to process small or large batches for your recipes at once, allowing you to make as many chopped or ground almonds as you need.

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Total Time

5 minutes to configure your food processor, insert your almonds and press the pulse button five-to-eight times.

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Step 1: Set up your food processor

Secure the work bowl at the base of your food processor. Lower the drive adapter onto the drive pin located inside the work bowl to complete your set up.

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Step 2: Attach the blade

Lower the multipurpose s-blade over the adaptor, rotating until it falls or clicks into place, depending on your model. Secure the lid.

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Step 3: Chop and grind your almonds

Place your almonds into the food processor work bowl. Next, select a processing setting. For chopped almonds, select the “chop” setting if available, then pulse five to eight times until you reach your desired consistency. For finer ground almonds, select “puree” if available, then pulse as before. If your food processor does not have settings, simply pulse for coarse chopped nuts and process on high for ground results. Always keep an eye on your almonds to avoid over processing.

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How can I chop or grind almonds without a food processor?

Using a food processor to chop and grind your almonds depends on your recipe and personal preference. If you are confident in your knifework, you can chop almonds by hand, especially if you only need a small amount. However, use a food processor when your recipe calls for several batches of almonds.

What’s the difference between sliced and slivered almonds?

The difference between sliced and slivered almonds comes down to the shape of the resulting nut. When chopping slivered almonds, you will cut for a thicker, match-stick shape. Whereas with sliced almonds, you will chop your nuts thinner to achieve a slightly more transparent quality.

Can I slice almonds in a food processor?

You cannot slice almonds in a food processor. Unlike other ingredients that can be sliced with a slicing disc, almonds are too small and fine to be sliced by any method other than by hand. When using a food processor, you are only able to chop and grind your almonds.

How should I store almonds and how long do they last?

Almonds can last up to a month when refrigerated in an airtight container. For this reason, almond dishes are a smart decision when meal prepping for the week. And if you aren’t ready to use your chopped and ground almonds, they may keep up to 18 months when stored in the freezer.

How can I use almonds in recipes?

There are many uses for almonds in recipes, especially when chopped, ground or sliced/slivered. If you’re working with chopped almonds, try making a pear crisp. When it comes to ground almonds, you can’t go wrong with Mexican chocolate almond butter. And for sliced almonds, consider making a rich cold chicken sesame noodles.

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