How to make Avocado Butter from Home in 20 minutes: Step by step

Last updated on July 16th, 2023 at 04:36 pm

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Think avocado butter! Avocado butter is healthier than industrial processed butter or cream! Yes, it’s true!

 Avocado fruits are naturally packed with healthy nutrients that our bodies may demand always.

The fruits contain healthy fats, rich in vitamin E and soluble dietary fiber.

Avocado butter is butter made from whole avocado fruits, it’s creamy, rich, and packed with natural nutrients and healthy fats.

If you have been looking for a way to gain all the health advantages of avocado, here am going to show you how.

The reason this; finding a way to convert avocado fruits into butter to replace the synthetic butter you buy from the grocery store will be very smart.

 Why? Because industrial (synthetic) butter is very poor in nutrition when compared to avocado butter.

Do you know you can preserve ripped avocados for a long time no matter the size? Click here to find out how you can preserve ripped avocados.

There’re two ways you can make avocado butter:

  • First is by mix a small amount of synthetic butter with a mashed fresh ripped whole avocado and add your preferred natural plant-based spices.
  • Second is by mashing fresh ripped whole avocado and mixing it with natural plant-based spices of your choice such as garlic, Ginger, and nutmeg.

Avocado butter is great for sandwiches, toast, crackers, and dipping, and works great as an overall spread.

Let’s jump into the first method you can use to make avocado butter in your home; Nine steps

Step One

Gather your preferred ingredients ready.


Two small/big, ripe avocados – about six/eight ounces of avocado meat (don’t use over-ripped avocado or under-ripped avocado.

One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Four tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature

One clove of garlic, minced

One tablespoon of fresh cilantro, chopped

Two teaspoons cumin, freshly toasted and ground

Salt (to taste)

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste).

Avocado vs Butter


Choosing your ingredients is based on choice but Lemon and unsalted butter must be added. Lemon juice will serve as a preservative, while unsalted butter will help it to form a slightly hard compound to give you that buttery texture. However unsalted butter will introduce saturated fats (unhealthy fat) in your butter.

Step two

Use one tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The citric acid adds a tangy flavor, but its primary function is actually to preserve the avocado butter so that it will last longer.

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The citric acid also prevents the avocado butter from oxidizing and turning brown. If you don’t add lemon juice, the avocado butter will begin to go brown within hours of preparation.

If you don’t have access to lemons, you can use any concentrated citrus juice: lime, orange, grapefruit, etc. Generally, the more sour the fruit, the more citric acid it contains. You could even use pre-bottled lemon or lime juice.

Avoid using citrus juice that has been sweetened, pasteurized, or infused with chemical additives. Only use citrus concentrate.

Step Three

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Use four tablespoons of room-temperature butter. You can also use margarine, a butter substitute, or 1/4 cup of olive oil. Lukewarm or room-temperature butter is much softer and more spreadable than cold butter.

Because room-temperature butter is softer, it’s much easier to mix into avocado butter. If you have butter stored in the fridge, move it to room temperature and let it “thaw” before you use it.

Step Four

Choose your seasonings. The crux of the recipe is the avocado, the butter, and the citric acid, so everything else that you add is purely a matter of taste.

Try adding one clove of minced garlic, one tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro, two teaspoons of cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.

Feel free to use fewer seasonings for simpler avocado butter, or more complex seasonings for spicier butter. Try various seasoning combinations to figure out what you prefer.

Now ready to prepare your butter?

Jump to Step Five

Wash the fruit before preparing it. Rinse each avocado under running water, and make sure that you wash it thoroughly.

It doesn’t matter whether you grew the avocado yourself or found it laying on the sidewalk, it’s important that you rinse any chemicals and bacteria from your produce before you eat it.

Dry the avocados with a clean towel afterward to remove any persistent debris.

Step Six

Cut the avocado.

Use a sharp knife to cut the avocado into two equal halves on a cutting board, kitchen train, or flat ceramic plate. Then gently knife to remove the seed.

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Then cut the two equal halves of Avocados into two. That means each avocado gives you four halves.

Gently remove the skin.

If you slice the avocados open and scoop out the meat/flesh using a spoon, you don’t need to peel the avocado. However, many people prefer peeling off the skin of the avocado because it ensures you retain the dark green, high-nutrient layer of avocado meat/flesh closest to the outer skin.

Consider cutting away the tough area where the stem meets the avocado. If you don’t remove it now, you might find it visible in your avocado butter later.

Now you have smooth unskinned avocado halves.

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Ready to crush and mix your avocado butter?

 Step Seven

Mix and mash the avocado with the other ingredients. You can hand-mash the fruit in a bowl, or you can grind it in a food processor. Either way, mash the avocado until there are no large chunks remaining.

If you are hand-mashing the avocado, use a fork or a mortar and pestle. Chop the avocado into chunks first to make it easier to mash. You want the mixture to be smooth like guacamole.

If you are using a blender or food processor, put the avocado chunks into the machine, add all of the ingredients, and close the lid. Process until there are no large remaining chunks.

This method is best if you’re making a large quantity of avocado butter – it will be much easier than hand-mashing.

Ready to spread your avocado butter on any of your favorite recipes?

Step Eight

Ready to eat your avocado butter?

The avocado butter will be freshest if you eat it right after you prepare it. Consider refrigerating it for 1-4 hours (in a covered bowl, or wrapped in parchment paper) before eating, if you’d like it cold. Consider the following ideas for eating avocado butter:

Spread avocado butter on toast. You can spread it onto bread, English muffins, tortillas, or anything onto which you’d spread regular butter.

Use avocado butter in a sandwich. You can use a lot of avocado butter as the key ingredient, or you can spread it thinly onto the bread as a condiment. Be aware that the more butter you used to make your avocado butter, the less you may want to eat in one sitting.

Mix avocado butter into a salad. This treatment can make a great salad dressing. Serve it on the side, or toss it directly into the mix.

Eat avocado butter with any number of snacks. Dip chips or crackers; spread onto deviled eggs; dip your French fries into it; or eat it straight.

Now you can preserve your avocado butter.

Step Nine

Store uneaten avocado butter in the fridge. You want to store the avocado butter in an air-tight container. To help the avocado keep its green color, you can put a layer of plastic wrap on top of the avocado butter (so it’s touching the top surface).

Fresh avocado butter should keep for three days in the refrigerator or a week in the freezer.

Let’s look at the second method:

The only difference between the first method and the second is the synthetic/unsalted butter.

This method does not require any industrially processed butter or unsalted butter.

If you don’t want to use butter, you can simply mash up the avocado with all of the other ingredients. However your butter-less “avocado butter” will not have the same texture as one with added butter, but you’ll be able to use it in all of your favorite recipes just like the other one.


Using only avocado fruits to prepare butter is healthier than when you add industry-processed butter. 

In addition, preparing your avocado butter without added butter will help you enjoy butter with no saturated fats.

When you compare avocado and butter in terms of nutrition you will find out that avocado is the ultimate winner.

Look at the infographic below for more clarity.

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