Almond butter is a food paste made from ground almonds. Almond butter is a creamy, smooth nut butter that can be enjoyed on a slice of bread, used in baking or added to sauces. Almond butter is a healthy alternative to other butters, with fewer calories, less fat and no cholesterol. Almond butter came about as a healthier alternative to peanut butter. Peanut butter is made from ground peanuts and is made up of 90% fat. Almond butter is made from ground almonds and is made up of 80% fat.